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Travel Blogs from Aqaba
Day 28 / 29
Today: 160 km
TOTAL: 6939 km
We moved early to avoid the scorning sun. We spent some time exploring Wadi Rum until lunch. PB and Mzee both got their baptism of fire driving in the sand. Luckily both succeeded very well!
After lunch we began our journey to Aqaba. Unfortunately not far from Wadi Rum Mzee got a …
... to provide the expectant traveller with a new experience when there is not much here?........the people though are very nice, friendly, moderate and tollerant beings that make you feel welcome. We opted for a 10 hour tour 100+ miles through the desert today to the Ancient City of Petra - and although the 2.5hr bus trip was as interesting as watching paint dry - the result when you get there was ...
... scrambling up and over boulders of varying size. The views from the top, however, were idyllic.
We proceeded onto a series of stops, which varied greatly. The first was an immense sand dune, which had to have been 10 stories tall, leading to the top of a butte. The sand was a deep red and incredibly fine, meaning that for every step taken, you would slide back at least half way. It was exhausting, but worth the climb. Bless Anna and her energy, as I'm ...
... the shore that hadn’t probably seen many westerners in a long time. More and more young kids and teens greeted us as they passed by. One young teen stopped and asked: ‘Where are you from?’
Roisin replied: ‘Liverpool’
The teen said: ‘Wycombe?’
I then said ‘No, Liverpool!’
‘Yes,’ the teen continued, ‘Wycombe to Jordan’. The young lady had obviously welcomed me to her country ...
... walked along the public south beach and hired a paddle boat for a while, which proved to be good leg exercise. I lost my Ozzie cap along the way but managed to find a really good Petra cap when we got back to shore for the vast sum of about $3. Hope it lasts. We also purchased some drinks so we could sit on the beach and watch the sun set over the big container ships in the harbour and over the mountains ...