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... can you travel for 10 months and not work?" (I worked for 30 years wasn't a valid answer!!)
But finally they let me go, or should I say "let me into Israel". The grilling was in a little room but was all quite pleasant, took about 3/4 of an hour and lots of repeat questions. But if you tell the truth you can't get confused so was all good.
First impressions of Israel: very, very western, modern, expensive ( bloody expensive), - more ...
... The desert sand was covered in a fine layer of frost in the morning, a thin white sheet over the desert except where you had walked and broken the surface the colour of the red sand came back. We huddled around the fire for a breakfast of pita bread, hommus, halva and jam and ... sweet tea.
Back on the road to Aqaba, this time on the main highway which truely was like a highway with 2 lanes each way. An easy 40 minutes drive to the port town on the ...
... by using our feet. We were going to wait for the bus, but we also wanted to see how much a taxi would be in case the bus didn't come for a while. Somehow, in the process of asking a random girl how much her taxi would cost (28-30 shekels), we ended up in it, sharing it with her and paid less than that, which was almost a wash with what the bus would have cost for 3 people, and got us back much sooner.
After climbing the hill to our hotel, we ...
... no ipod and just enjoy the complete tranquility. By that time, the
teams were spread out by that time adn tehre was no one within a mi. and
towards the end of each of my runs the car would leave me and go pick
up the next runner, leaving me in total darkness. The stars were simply
amazing I almost wish I could've run more during the night, almost. I
also had the pleasure of running during sunrise in the desert which I
will include a picture of, ...
... of whom were born in the area. There is an enclosure where the dolphins swim however there are two gates where they can access the open water if they choose. For an extra fee you can snorkel or dive with them (I wanted to snorkel but they were booked out... I didn't feel like the hassle or expense of a dive).
The place is well laid out with plenty of shade, a sheltered swimming area and several food options available. They also ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center