I got the real taste of Jordan’s desserts when I drove down to see the Al Azraq Castle, which is ninety minutes away from the main city of Amman .
The first fortress was thought to have been built here in 300 CE during the reign of Diocletian. The Byzantines and the Umayyads also used the structure. Buried deep in the Jordanian desserts, it is a wonder in itself. Surrounded by barbed wires, getting inside the castle area is challenging as it is fully fortified. A distance away is a military installation of the Jordanian army. The fried brown dessert lends itself to a fantastic background, and the drive gave me a real glimpse of dessert life, with nomadic Arabs taking their sheep from one corner to the other corner of the dessert.
The next day, I flew to Aqaba, another big city in Jordan near the Red Sea. I asked my Driver, Issam, to join me while I took the Air Jordan flight. It took me around fifty minutes to get to the city, where Issam met me at the airport.
Our first stop was the Aqaba Fort, which dates back to the sixteenth century. It was used as a military stronghold. Lawrence of Arabia rode triumphantly from here to Ciro . The fort also has dungeons and jails where prisoners were kept . It was used as a fortress during the Ottoman Empire .