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Travel Blogs from Taba
... line (!) of locals, instead of jumping the queue as the foreigners were supposed to do in this case.
Once on the boat we settled in our spacious seats and waited for the ferry to depart. Which happened at the scheduled time (or thereabouts). So far so good. With us on board were hundreds and hundreds of Muslims, on their way to Mecca for the yearly Hajj (Aqaba being a major transit hub). We observed some of them praying between the seats, ...
... of my room in the hotel. So near but so far! I am going down to the restaurant for an evening meal and then a bath, a real bath, having only had a shower on the ship and then early to bed as I leave the hotel at 06.50 tomorrow. By the way had to ask reception for a bath plug. It's a four star hotel and no bath plug. That takes you back in time. Dinner was a very tasty vegetable soup followed by a not so tasty beef dish. Finished with the nicest strawberry ice cream I have ever had. ...
... and relax before the long trip back to Egypt. The hotel had a roof top pool so we had a dip. It was freezing and surrounded by people who should give up wearing bikinis. After the swim we went for a walk around Aqaba. It is a lovely spot with nice beach areas and loads of small shops. We stopped and had drinks along the way then went back to have lunch at the hotel. The restaurant next to the hotel looked great so we sat down, only to ...
... at our next port of call, Salalah in Oman, 1919 nautical miles away. This will take us down the Red Sea passing Sudan, Eritrea, through the strait of Djibouti around in to the Gulf of Aden, passing the horn of Africa (Somalia). This is pirate domain and I understand that we have to undertake Pirate training. In other words what to do in the event of an attack from Pirates!! I’m sure it won’t be a case of walking around saying; ‘Ooh aah, me hearties!!’ (or will ...
... to sign off on our departure or ensure our return or something along these lines. We were pretty furious and not getting a lot of information from anyone. After the ferry left we were told that there would be one more in about five hours at one pm and our tour agent assured us we would have everything worked out by then and we would be in Jordan by that afternoon. We were all fairly exhausted so we slept on the wooden benches by the dock for awhile. ...
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