about the Syria-Jordan border crossing…
trip: Damascus to Amman
how: by shared taxi
miles total: 4707
This time the border crossing was relatively easy and a little more organized than the Turkey-Syrian crossing. Despite having to pay 500 SYP to leave Syria and then another 10JD to enter into Jordan, the border crossing went smoothly and I was pumped to be entering into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Leaving Syria was difficult because we met so many people that we really connected with and the people in general are so lovely in Syria, it would be hard for anyone to leave. We took a shared taxi to Amman because we didn’t make it to the Damascus bus station in time for the last bus to Amman (about 3pm). In the end, the taxi is the same price as a pullman bus and you are in a car with just 3 other people. The only down side is that you have to wait until your car fills up until the taxi driver will leave (and small tip: don’t pay more than 60 SYP each for the ride down to Amman). Well, we are only in Amman for 2 days so we have to make the most of it!