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Jordan : Amman

Hosted by Peter Greenberg.

A city of 2 million Amman is the cultural capital of Jordan with surprising hot spots and a vibrant social life. Just an hour outside the city are great ancient monuments including the legendary Crusader's castle of Kerak.

filmmaker: petergreenberg

country: Jordan

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