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 …
... major from our itinerary.
What follows is a short summary of how we spent our time buzzing around the country; as usual, pictures and more details will follow (someday, somehow).
Sunday, April 7th - Aqaba:
We'd found such amazingly cheap flights to Aqaba that our original plan was to base ourselves there and spend the bulk of the week on the beach with a few day trips thrown in to the must-sees. However, over time our itinerary evolved, and Aqaba became a ...
... by our Jordanian tour guide. Because Muhammad was unable to cross the border with us, we were on our own and it could not have been more obvious. We would have been a sight... a group of 13 white westerners looking lost and panicked as we were hustled off the boat and towards the gate, whilst some of us trying unsuccessfully to communicate that our bags were still onboard. Michael and I decided this was not the day we were going to part with ...
... bath for a while, getting scrubbed down so that there's not a single dead skin cell left on your body, and then getting a massage that feels like more of a beat down than your typical soothing Swedish massage. Sounds fun, right? Well, that description is a bit more like what Devin got, so he'll have to elaborate on his experience. Women aren't allowed in the Turkish bath (in some establishments they are allowed, but on different days/times), so I went ...
... queued, had our passports cursorily examined, stamped and waved through. The departure tax was 8 JD each and could be paid at the ticketing agent or at the customs post. The hut was so small you could go in and out in three steps. Then we waited to get on the boat. The boat looked new, modern and fast.
The boat was to leave at 7PM and we had half an hour to wait. There were only a few people on board so we were wondering how many people there would be. Then the tidal wave ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool