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Travel Blogs from Aqaba
We left the camp in Wadi Rum early and headed for Aqaba. I had visions of coral reefs and balmy beaches so the somewhat scruffy burning hot town of Aqaba was frankly a bit of a disappointment. The drive back across the desert was very soothing and the first view of the Red Sea was a bit dull with no greenery to break up the horizon. Aqaba lies at the short piece of coastline that King Hussain swapped for ...
... and proceed to the Western wall-note, I'm not Jewish, but my goodness the other half has many lookalikes around that wall, let me tell you- and he's Catholic!!! I know I don't look great with a stone wedged in me when it is thrown from a great height from above by another man with a good aim and a strong arm! As I enter the zone I realise that I haven't entered the zone at all as I am confronted with men-it's segregated! ...
... where Italians go for the Winter, the answer is Jordan. Joined them for breakfast, then picked up the packs we had left behind, loaded everything onto the bus, and headed south for the hour long trip to Aqaba, at the very south end of Jordan. Actually, it took most of the hour to thaw out, and everybody's hands were going tingly at different times in the bus.
Checked into our lovely hotel in Aqaba, and we all fled to our rooms. It was a toss up. People either wanted a hot shower ...
... tour. I had decided to make my way to Petra the next day, and thus really only had the one day in Aqaba to make the most of. The travel agent sensed my state of mind and suggested I join a boat cruise leaving in 5 minutes! I sprinted back to my hotel, quickly grabbed a bikini and a towel and hopped on the shuttle bus to the southern beaches. News of my joining the tour hadn't even reached the ...
... 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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