Shopping in the suq (market) just outside the entrance to Jerash’s excavations was … hmmmm … an experience.
And this young man creating pictures, in bottles, out of coloured sands. And this man who offered himself for sale!!! And then there was this man – who could have sold a truckload of sand to a Bedouin!I’m not exactly sure at what point my determination just to survey what was on offer became acquiescence, but he managed to sell me not one, but two pashminas with a total charm offensive. Let me make it clear that I was happy with my goods, (and a willing victim of the charm offensive!) but as we parted I could only admire his salesmanship.