DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba
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We were supposed to take the route the Israelites travelled when they left Egypt, heading for the promised land. Unfortunately, the rebels had taken over the roads in that area so we had to travel a different road from Cairo to Mt. Sinai. We travelled as part of a convoy headed by a police escort which were basically four younger guys in a Toyota …
... this was a nice change and they even had a roasted pig.
This afternoon we head to the meeting place for the bridge tour. ( I need to mention that on our first day onboard we went to the reception desk and asked about a bridge tour. They took our name and about 8 days later we got an invite) There are about 8 of us and we are taken up to deck 8 and led to the bridge. An officer went over many ...
... was impressed: “I am gonna tell my wife to do the same. You have a good wife”. This being largely a muslim country, things are a bit more traditional, and with a few striking differences. Women are fully dressed, even on the beach, and they are not seen at night. The contrast with Venezuela, with the smallest bikinis I have ever seen, couldn’t be bigger. But there are some good cultural aspects ...
... er ooit is ingegaan zegmaar en de geur die er hing was niet echt lekker. De douche was pal naast het toilet, dus dat was ook niet zo'n succes.
We gingen met Sandro mee naar de tuin van Mo, net iets buiten het dorp, en onderweg kwamen we nog wat mensen tegen die zeiden dat we naar 'the spring' van Wadi Rum moesten gaan omdat het daar echt heel mooi is en water en schaduw etc.
Na een klim kwamen we daar terecht en we moesten wel lachen toen we 'the spring' ...
... can experience the freedom of being stark naked and showering outdoors. It really was quite liberating :)
After brekky and packing up we headed out of the desert, through Rum Village again and back onto the main road set for Aqaba. I have never spent time in the desert before and I actually really enjoyed it in the end.
It was baking outside, we hit 38 degrees!! We checked out a few campsites on the beach but the wind was blowing a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center