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... with many different fish and some lovely sponges. There was a coral called the flower of the reef which masts during full moon resulting in fluorescent plumes visible at sea. This was much more like it and we all felt better. I think it is better that the boats visit these areas as they are already damaged and so hopefully it helps to protect the rest. I could not really recommend the glass bottom boat trip ...
Temp: 86F 30C
Distance travelled: 3059 nautical miles
Aquaba is the only port of Jordan. It lies at the end of the Gulf of Aqaba. This is the smaller of the Gulfs that flank either side of the Sinai Peninsula that flow in to the Red Sea. Jordan only has a coast line of 26km (approx. 17 miles) flanked by Israel to the West and Saudi Arabia to the East. From the port you can clearly see the Israeli resort of Eilat or if you look the other way, the nothingness of the ...
... some tourists nuts, to say nothing of people selling electrical goods in the country.
It was a free day, so we took a map of the city to the coffee shop next door to plan our sight seeing. Memo to self - never, ever order a cappuccino outside Europe and Australia. I've done it before, and vowed not to do it again, and we forgot.
Everything is really close by, so we set off to see the three main cultural influences on Aqaba over the years. The first main influence was ...
... 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 ...
... it sucks. Both are in the desert with no water and Jordan has even worse neighbours, yet they still manage to present a decent place. Seriously Egypt, sort your life out. You don't deserve your pretty pyramids and rich history! Our first night in Jordan was at a desert camp in Wadi-rum. After dropping our stuff off we jumped on the back of two old utes and drove around the desert on our 'safari'. Our ute was an old piece of **** and our driver can't ...
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