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... was started at the back of the boat. A grate on an oil drum essentially, very Red Neck. Wait, maybe that's why it's called the Red Sea? I could sea some of the posher boats had fancy gas barbecues so maybe not.
As dinner was being cooked - a bucket of chicken and approximately forty thousand frankfurters - we took the opportunity to snorkel around the coral reefs. Harry has never tried snorkeling before and found it difficult to get the hang ...
... The Royal Tombs”, consisting of four adjoining facades.
One of them is five stories high and in its rear includes a dam and water reservoir to capture rainwater.
By this time, most of the people in our group were too hot to continue. We were ready to turn around and head back to the top of the hill where we were scheduled to have lunch at a fancy hotel.
This meant that we would miss ...
... people around 300BC it was taken over by the Romans around 100 AD. The city fell into ruins and remained "lost" until 1812.
Petra appears on Doc Campbell’s list of things to see before you die. Those of you who have followed my previous blogs will be familiar with this.
The bus ride to Petra took us through the Wadi Rum desert ( where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed) and then up into some high, rugged mountains. The guide kept up ...
... at our destination, the visitor’s center at entrance to the ancient city of Petra, and were introduced to Ali, our guide for the tour there. Petra, built by the Nabataeans when they settled in southern Jordan about 2200 years ago, is considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. It was carved by hand into the native sandstone walls of a canyon and is basically hidden from sight until you are in the midst of it. The Nabataeans were a powerful kingdom that ...
... new since the Red Sea is known for it's diving. The first time it was Angela, Jade, Kati and I all for our first time and Melissa for her umpteenth time! After getting fitted in gear we were off to the beach. The first little area was murky since it had rained and the sand was stirred up so it was a little unnerving to learn to calmly breath under water, holding the hand of an unknown man and try to relax without clearly seeing ...