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... tour. I had decided to make my way to Petra the next day, and thus really only had the one day in Aqaba to make the most of. The travel agent sensed my state of mind and suggested I join a boat cruise leaving in 5 minutes! I sprinted back to my hotel, quickly grabbed a bikini and a towel and hopped on the shuttle bus to the southern beaches. News of my joining the tour hadn't even reached the ...
... centre here was fantastic and we all commented on how at all the incredible places and sites we had visited in Egypt we had never seen such a nice one (but then even the Aqaba Museum, population 110,000 was better than anything we saw in Egypt!). Do you get the impression even after just one day we like Jordan so much better!? Wadi Rum is a national park and is full of amazing rocks/mountains/hills jutting out of sand ...
... of Dahab) arriving at 5am, a little wait for Egyptian formalities, then onto the ferry at 6 and away at 6.30. All pretty easy and straight forward.
The trip up the Gulf of Aquaba took about 1.5 hours so it was a fast ferry!!! A pretty new twin hull cat. Good ride ( the gulf is like a mill pond - definitely not a place for surfers) and we were in Aqaba by 8. Then Jordanian formalities and I was in ...
... br> We first of all said NO to them but they wore us down with offers.
One guy said $50 for 2 hours & he would show us everything so we decided to go with him.
He was very friendly & really gave us a good 2 hours sightseeing.
It was an amazing place and learnt a lot.
There is a huge developement by the Sultan and it goes for miles.
He told us that the Sultan wants to build a bigger & better ...
... help get us on the boat. He had heard about the four of us waiting there since seven in the morning and was juggling two cell phones calling anyone he could and talking to the border patrol to see what the problem was but to no avail we were again refused and told that we could not leave Egypt. Several more incredibly expensive calls to the tour agent and discussions with anyone that would talk to us later the ship had already sailed. Literally and ...