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! ...
... engineer, while waiting for a taxi at midnight. It already seemed I would have to walk the 12 kilometers to my hotel when one of the last remaining airport staff called me a cab (so they are pretty helpful and friendly :). Before sleep I had chicken McNuggets (yes McDonalds, the only other option was Kebab which I had 2 times last week in ...
... 5 tops on to ward off the chills.
On to the waiting camels, and off over the desert sands to watch the sun rise. Really nice. Really chilly. The desert hills turned as red as they do at sunset. I'm not normally up to watch.
Eventually, after about an hour of rolling over sand dunes, we dismounted, and were picked up by the utes, and taken back to the big camp where we had spent New Years Eve. Another big group of Italian tourists were in residence, so if you ever want ...
... into the water (on the beach) all the rubbish from his boat. However there is a lot of building, residential in particular, going on there, so the whole place is slated for expansion. Even though you can buy liquor there in shops, most restaurants do not sell it, so we were happy to have a drink in western surroundings at the Rovers Return, even though it seemed a bit surreal having a drink in an Arab country in a recreation of a Coronation Street ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet