Isrotel Royal Garden
Travel Blogs from Eilat
... I waited in line, would not move over in a narrow walkway, all the while exuding an overwhelming sense of entitlement. The only friendly people in town were the non-Jewish immigrants!
We spent some our time drinking beer at the nearby bodega where a friendly young Sudanese man and Ethiopian woman worked. There we also met Hamoudi, an Arabic wedding photographer, who strolled in with his own sheesha pipe. We conversed easily. He confirmed ...
... Pillar that is supposed to be Lots Wife. Not sure about it as there are 4 others that also claim it.
Our last tour spot of the day was Solomons Copper Mines. Did most of this on a driving tour but got to see some 6000 year old cave drawings and hear the stories of how these mines worked. Fascinating.
Finally to our hotel in Eilat. Not actually on the red sea but nearby. Our hotel rooms ...
... despite extreme weather conditions throughout the year. Even after 40 minutes when the bus turned off onto a small road, the condition was one of smooth asphalt.
Our first amazing sight was a mountain called ‘the Seven Pillars of Wisdom.’ If you’re reading this, Ms Rowling, I have a great title for the 8th Harry Potter book…. ‘Harry Potter and the 7 pillars of Wisdom’. In fact this works for anything: ‘Scooby Doo ...
... cheap and filling breakfast. Up the hill I see a less prosperous side of Aqaba, but none of the squalor of Egypt.
I also notice that there are no fancy mosques or super tall minarets here—the mosques are purpose built, no money spent on unnecessary decoration. And here the men are tall and lean—very noble looking, some still wearing traditional Bedouin robes.
And when I get on the mini-bus to my ...
... hadn't been as good as ours. We had to pay the man for the accommodation, and then we were back on the road again. Getting out of Jerusalem was quite annoying and we nearly ended up having several bingles when we were in the wrong lanes. So after a stressful first hour or so, we headed down to the dead sea. We stopped at Qumram to see where the dead sea scrolls had been found, this was not particularly interesting and the film didn't seem particularly relevant. ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking