Crowne Plaza Hotel Eilat
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... within a number of areas that offer exits only through guarded check points or through miles of inhospitable desert. While they may be at odds with the Jews our tour guide assured us that they have no issues with tourists and should we desire on later trips he could gain us entrance to the Palestinian held town of Bethlehem.
The Old City of Jerusalem was beautiful, we entered through the famous Jaffa gate to follow Rob, our guide, past the Tower of David, through a welter ...
... Jones,,,, ha ha. Then the same long tedious task of going through the process of getting through the Jordan border again. Being such a hot day, it was another ordeal dragging our cases through such useless area. Anyway, after getting through to the Israel side, it was like a breath of fresh air. Being genuinely greeted by a Jewish, who used to live in Melbourne. The tour group had a vehicle waiting on the other side for ...
... you to a guide who speaks a semblance of English...hell (God, or whichever deity you pray to) knows his English is better than my Hebrew! Anyway...you go out into the "dangerous" state of Israel and head to the ultimate hot spot of tension...Jerusalem, arriving on a Friday, just as the call to prayer...that's right, the Muslim faith call...is being called from the minarets that dot the white city, and the faithful stream ...
Stopped to see Solomon's Pillars at Timna Park. This was a copper mine up till about 20 years ago and was originally mined by the Egyptions 3,500 years ago. Again got to touch and experience history by climbing into and onto the rock face. Oh, and it's raining here in the desert. On average it will rain 5 days out of the year here and we are here on 1 of them! Clearly we are special, we even saw a rainbow in the desert, which is even more ...
... NO English and had difficulty controlling all 4 rebels on his own.
Now lets just keep in mind, that while I'm the only one in the group who has ridden horses for years, riding a camel is nothing like riding a horse. I do not plan on ever again climbing atop even the most well trained of camels, but at least I can say that I totally rode a camel in the deserts of the Middle East. Horrifying, yet totally awesome :)