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Travel Blogs from Taba
High 30's and not a cloud in the sky. We've got lots of water, sunscreen and hats, so off we go for the two hour drive to Petra. It's then a three to four kilometre walk into the site...all downhill. Easy! Of course we have to come back up later so that's a worry. We are both a bit fragile...blocked sinuses, coughing and blocked ears that won't pop ( that started as soon as the bus climbed,out of Aqaba) and Mike also has ...
... a city of tombs built down a series of canyons/chasms in the 3rd century BC by the Nabateans, an arab tribe. Later on, families settled there, and - altho the government moved all except one of them out in the 1960's when it became a World Heritage site, some of the bedouins still live in the caves. The colour of the sandstone rock it is built into is kaleidoscopic and fascinating. The Treasury and the Monastery are gigantic structures built right into ...
... with coffee and a snack before heading to Chef Marzi's
Culinary Class; this time #7. Chef Marzi prepared a lobster & pasta dish, clam casinos, and chicken cacciatore. He will be doing a total of 5 cooking demonstrations before Venice, making a total of 10 classes that we will have had the amazing opportunity to attend.
We came back to our room to watch the port talk on Aqaba & ...
... and attempts at discussing, it also becomes clear that his English skills don’t go much further than “yes, 4 dinar”. After about the 7th person he asks, he gets the directions, and says it’ll be six. We’re pretty ****** off with him so we say no. But we realize we don’t want a super ****** off taxi driver (you’ve seen the movie!) so we tell him 5.
The place we’re staying is pretty nice and ...
... couple of miles to walk to get to the city itself. There are carriages there that will take you down and back up again for thirty dollars, and there are horses you can ride. Most people walk in. It is quite sunny and can be rather hot for the first mile, but then you get to the Siq al Barid ('ravine of cold’) which is much cooler and shadier. This is about a kilometer long, and there are interesting things to see ...
Other places to stay in Taba
Taba Beach, Taba | 5 star hotelfrom $91
Km. 14 Taba - Nuweiba Intl. Road, Taba | 4 star hotelfrom $60
- Worst hotel i have ever stayed in
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Taba Golden Coast, Taba | 5 star hotelfrom $67
- Wonderful time just returned 04 Nov 2004
- Super Holiday
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Km 10 Taba-Nuwibaa Road, Taba | 4 star hotelfrom $43
- Really lovely place if you like a restful break!!!
- Horrible hotel
- Quiet but enjoyable
Taba | 5 star hotelfrom $66
- Value for money !!!
- Excellent holiday
Km 2, Taba International Road, Taba | 5 star hotelfrom $65
Wadi Mahashy El Ala, Taba | 5 star hotelfrom $78
Taba Golden Coast, Taba | 4 star hotelfrom $47
Taba Nuweiba Road km 1, Taba | 4 star hotelfrom $74