Aqaba Gulf Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Swimming pool
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... the prelim note now in case I get lucky on that day to find a wifi connect ( unlikely).
Also - this is a place I had actually never heard of - so I'll include a bit of a description from the tour notes - for those who likewise don't know these things!!
Meanwhile, we have left the Gulf of Aden and safely passed through the Gates of Tears...the narrow strait that separates Yemen on east and Africa on west. Because of the current fighting in ...
... This lift took us most of the way save a short 20 minute which we got from a male nurse who was heading past the border crossing to Eilat. In our wait we sat in a roadside outdoor mall giving ourselves a rest before leaving Israel. This nurse drove us right up to the border, we sat for a sandwich we had made, paid our fees and pranced through without any hassle at all. The night was warm and life was good. This was my first chance ...
... quite such a strange compliment, but couldn't help smiling back. After some good-natured bartering, we settled on a price, and he carefully wrapped my purchase in newsprint.
Dinner was at a seafood restaurant, exactly what I was craving. I ordered a traditional Jordanian dish called Sayadieh: pan-fried fish fillets on top of a rich,savoury bed of rice, almonds and carmelized onions with a side of a hot gravy-like sauce to pour over top. I say delicious.
... and one of the 7 Wonders of the World. We entered the Petra gorge when it suddenly opens to Petra's most famous moment The Treasury. The carved facade a beautiful sight in the sunlight and a familiar sight from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The Petra boasts more than 800 monuments.
We set sail tonight for a 2 day transit through the Suez Canal. Next port Haifa ...
Temp: 86F 30C
Distance travelled: 3059 nautical miles
Aquaba is the only port of Jordan. It lies at the end of the Gulf of Aqaba. This is the smaller of the Gulfs that flank either side of the Sinai Peninsula that flow in to the Red Sea. Jordan only has a coast line of 26km (approx. 17 miles) flanked by Israel to the West and Saudi Arabia to the East. From the port you can clearly see the Israeli resort of Eilat or if you look the other way, the nothingness of the ...