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... 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 ...
... bottom, from which we could view a shipwreck just off the coast. The snorkeling was beautiful and peaceful. The second time we jumped in the water a guide showed me around reef and I saw coral and fish I never would have found on my own. Afterwards we had a nice barbecue on the boat and when it was time to leave I was dropped off on the jetty by speedboat. It was the perfect way to end my stay at the Red ...
... 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