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Waking up in Aq aba was
easy - Emma's alarm went off at 5.15am!
She tuned it into her dream, so I got up and turned it off, and tried to
see if any more were going to go off in a few minutes. There is usually an array of alarms that go
off, right until the time she heads off. The second alarm to go off, I
conveniently "didn't hear", and she got up and turned it off.
I hadn't had much
sleep - our upgraded room had two ...
On arrival in Aqaba we went out for dinner and had a traditional meal that has a type of flatbread covering it (instead of pastry). The main non alcoholic drinks here are fruit juices, like lemon or lemon and mint. Refreshing but quite sweet. After dinner we had a little walk through the market. One of the big differences between here and Egypt is that here the vendors are much, much less pushy. I guess that's because the standard of living ...
... little meerkat could see. As the night progressed we ate dinner, and drank copious amount of tea and juice, talking the night away, until several of us decided to sleep outside all night. This is a decision I regretted in the morning, with sand covering my face and my body feeling the effects of the cold, but hey ho! Now I can say I've slept under the stars in the Wadi ...
... just ended. No more exploring possible unless I have rock climbing gear and experience. And sadly, I had neither.
Then the driver took me back. At the start of the trip, he said we would visit 5 places and we would be gone till 5 pm. Well, we visited 3 places and we were back at 430. Not really sure why we ended early or why we skipped 2 of the "attractions." No explanation was given. Now, I am normally a pretty generous tipper. I used ...
My Wadi Rum adventure did not get off to a good start. I hadn't slept well the night before and as the morning progressed my stomach took a major turn for the worse. Delirious, weak and feeling like death, I basically bowed out of the entire Wadi Rum experience and so, I'd like to introduce my travel buddy and own personal doctor for our desert encounter, Michael Butterfield... --- Went 4wd'ing in a desert. It was hot. ...