Hilton Taba Resort & Nelson Village
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... amp; Kate on the Titanic or is it just me?).
The same guys invited us in for an amazing dinner that we ate sitting cross-legged on the living room floor after they had given us an inpromtu musical performance with the ude (a Jordanian guitar) & singing. Thereafter they took us to a local wedding, which goes for 3 nights (guys & girls only celebrating together on the 3rd night). Around 200 men (& Jenstar) sitting in a circle, lots of ...
I got up bright and early to catch the tour to Petra. We drove through Aqaba, and the guide pointed out the port of Elod in Israel just next to Aqaba across the bay. Aqaba is Jordan's only port, which makes it very important to the country. At that part of the country, Jordan has borders with both Israel and Saudi Arabia within a few miles of each other.
Our bus headed up into the mountains to get to Petra. ...
... he asks if I want to try the narghileh (aka hookah) . I say yes and he parks the car. We walk over and he asks me what flavour I want. I ask him for his help and he selects the Limon & Mint one. The narghileh arrives and he shows me what to do. So we sit and chat and smoke for a while. We head back to the South Coast (where the hotel is) and head in for the night.
Mohammed started as a private driver and ended up as a friend. We had a great ...
... wadi up from the coast,and can recognise the mountains of Wadi Rum on the way past. There is some brilliant green irrigated vegetation, then the scenery becomes progressively flatter and dryer. There is a strong westerly wind blowing, and it stirs up a lot of dust. Further out into the desert, there is enough dust to cut visibility to 20 metres and the traffic slows down. The driver manages to avoid a truck stopped in the fast lane. It has shunted a very ...
Well, I did think my next blog would be from Sri Lanka, but this weekend (yes, the weekend in Saudi is Thursday/Friday) myself, Paris, Jamie, and Andy ventured out to a crater site near Hail.
Volcanic orifices? We were just as confused as you may be!
About an hour away, between Hail and Qassim, is the Feid/Taba area. Feid is a historical ruins site and Taba has a large crater. ...
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