Travel Blogs from Aqaba
... substrate for coral it was not very well covered yet. We then had a very short a not too pleasant swim from a beach. I had hoped this would be snorkelling but no. The beach in town is not very nice and even the one near the hotels was quite scrubby and ugly. We then went closer to the borders of the three countries but asked to see more coral instead. This was a turning point as this second coral area ...
... the internet, or the internet then a hot shower. Either way was good news. They had both. Everybody seemed to emerge after an hour or so, looking clean and warm. Actually it was much warmer here anyway. Being on the gulf, Aqaba is the warmest part of Jordan, and it was a lovely, sunny day.
The only strange thing about Aqaba is that they use different power points to the rest of the country. Here it's British plugs. The rest of the country use European plugs. We had both, but it ...
We went on the Panoramic of Aqaba tour but apparently there weren't any. There is a Crusader castle in the centre but it isn't open to the public in fact they appeared to be using the grounds as allotments. For some in the bus the visit to the Saudi Arabian border was the highlight.
Only photos are of the very large Jordanian flag and the ...
... and so I was interrogated twice at the beach club before a phone call cleared up the situation. In my haste the travel agent hadn't had time to give even so much as a voucher. Once inside the beach club I had an hour at my leasure before the boat would pick me up from the jetty. I lounged around the pool for a while before making my way to the beach. The boat that was taking us on a snorkel cruise had ...
... dinner and I caught up with Jim from the UK who was over with mates for a bit of diving. We had some beers and watched Federer lose which was the big fly in the ointment on a pretty cool day. Another early start beckoned and we left for Jordan on the ferry just north of Dahab. From the moment we arrived in Jordan it was pretty clear these guys are a million years ahead of Egypt in how to run a country properly. Jordan really reminds me how much Egypt ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet