Astral Seaside Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Concierge desk
- TV Channel One Russia
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Eilat was a world of it's own. The pale desert of both Eilat and Aqaba (the Jordanian city on the other side of the sea) made the deep blue of the Red Sea POP. Unfortunately despite it's name, the sea is not red (the name comes from the red of the nearby mountains). The city is built for tourism - both local and international, as seen by fancy hotels and expensive restaurants. When we went to the grocery store we were asked to show our passports. Odd. Then ...
... in the middle of streets, since nobody is driving expect for the non-Jews or emergency vehicles. I decided to wear nice and new boating shoes for a five mile walk. That was one of the dumbest decisions, I’ve made in a while and there were many dumb ones. I won’t describe how my feet looked, but I was in a lot of pain. I did an egalitarian service meaning that men and women could pray together. I have been to Yom Kippur services, but nothing ...
The observant amongst you will note there's been no blog for a few days which has caused some to worry about my welfare. All is well and all will become clear.
Back to Aqaba......
Breakfast is extremely busy and noisy with Arabs shouting and screaming over their hummus. It's not exactly a peaceful start to the day but then someone walks into the restaurant, claps their hands and shouts something in Arabic and all of a sudden they all disappear. Assume it's a day trip ...
... this was a nice change and they even had a roasted pig.
This afternoon we head to the meeting place for the bridge tour. ( I need to mention that on our first day onboard we went to the reception desk and asked about a bridge tour. They took our name and about 8 days later we got an invite) There are about 8 of us and we are taken up to deck 8 and led to the bridge. An officer went over many ...
... with minimal clothes. A "likely story" that I was a tourist - a tourist with no gear!!! And not that happy that I had been to Sudan. What did I do there? who did I see? where did i stay? ( bush camps didn't go down well). And Ethiopia too seemed to be an issue. And the story of the overland truck didn't ring true with them - where are the other passengers? ( there arn't any!!!), why don't you fly from Jordon? ( I want to see Israel ). ...