Jaz Royal Taba
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... Hmmm. Hmmm. Hmmm.
There's only one thing to do. Retire to the bar for a beer and a conflab. Arab women playing in the hotel swimming pool fully clothed in black. Next to them skimpily clad blonde girl. The contrast is bizarre.
Beer in bar. Outcome of discussion is. Cancel Cairo. Hold in Amman until Sunday. Further decision on Nile Cruise on Sunday depending on how it pans out. FCO advise against all but essential travel to Egypt so not insured. Would've been minimal ...
... through all the customs stuff of leaving Jordan, I make it in time to watch the ferry leave port and must wait what I was told four hours for the next one. But as it often goes the next one was not for another 7 hours and the port of Aqaba had nothing to offer me. I knew this was all running too smoothly for me to just hit everything in time. But this wait was more like what I expected and its nice to have some time to sit even ...
... deal as the barber closed up after and
gave me a lift to the pier a few minutes away.
Aqaba is located at the northern end of the Red Sea,
which at that point narrows to a bay about a mile wide. On the
opposite side of the bay is Eliat, Israel and the border with Saudi
Arabia is only 15 kilometers to the south on the east side. From the
bay it is possible to see all three countries. ...
... 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 ...
... this is the last day in Africa… let's hope that things will get better….
We went back to the ferry quickly as the staff was hassling us to be quick otherwise the ferry was going to leave but obviously we had plenty of time before departure after we got on the ferry. They were selling some food and drinks on the ferry, accepting US dollars, Egyptian pounds, Jordan dinars and Syrian pounds, and they weren't too expensive. If you go ...
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