Isrotel King Solomon
Travel Blogs from Eilat
... that it was just the desert and us. The sand went on forever, the heat was beating down and there was dust in the air, sometimes we came within metres of the Jordan border the only marker being a flimsy wire fence.
Our final destination was Timna National Park, we drove down a dusty track, paid the entrance fee (around 50NIS) and started the route. We went to the furthest point first which was the lake and ...
... you walk through a very long gorge and it is all downhill when entering. Some of the large walkway is cement and some are very large cobblestones, and some is just plain gravel. There are horses to rent or a carriage pulled by a horse to take you either up or down the gorge. We wanted to walk as did most of us on the excursion.
Along the way as you look up, you can see caves where people actually lived many, many years ago. Also, ...
... normally limits their dive groups to maximum of 4 people. This was the type of one to one instruction I was looking for in a dive class.
My instructor, David, picked me up at the Club Inn on Coral Beach and took me into dive shop/Shulamit's home. There I meet Shulamit, who was conducting an Enriched Air Diver course for a Finnish couple. Here I picked up my course book and gear; then David and I headed back towards Coral Beach to a place they ...
... they are using auto welders, haven't seen any valves, hope their welding is spot on
We got to Wadi Rum; the whole place is a park, surrounded by mountain, very impressive
We took the 4x4 tour, rather than anything with 4 legs
It was easier climbing these, even though they are pretty craggy, a lot easier than the steps in Petra
The sand is a lot finer/softer here than Petra, it’s more like gravel there, nice ...
... etc. I bought a pair of new flip flops for 10 shekels (everywhere else was 20 for the exact same ones, so I felt like I had gotten a deal), and walked around some more. We did briefly go into the water, which was absolutely clear- the visibility was amazing!
After our walk, we went back to the Soldier House to get organized for dinner. While back, I met a couple of my roommates. They seemed very nice, and didn't seem to be the ...
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