Marina Plaza Hotel
Travel Blogs from Aqaba
... headed off to a gulf cruise where we could see where Israel ended and Egypt began. The Jordanian border with Saudi Arabia was further down. Most people went snorkeling but all had a good time on the trip catching some sun and breeze as the afternoon went by, ending with more rain and lightning. Sense a pattern?
Dinner was at Folka nearby, seafood for most of us. It’s a little bit pricey, but considering our location, I suppose it was what it was. Shopping time ...
... have ended up being 20 cups of bedouin tea we consumed during the day. The others we met inside Mehedi's modest meeting room were taking a variety of tours, some on camel and some hiking and mountain climbing. Our guide and the Jeep were to be ours alone for the day, though we'd see the other travelers that night at camp.
We set off in the Jeep, which had clearly seen better days. Given the conditions under which it is operated, I guess no one could ...
... had we ventured back on to the pavement than Roisin dragged me out of the way. Seconds later a man riding a camel came rushing by. He wasn’t even in the road. He was riding on the pavement. After the spectacle had passed, I turned and looked at Roisin. All I could think of saying is: ‘Now there’s something you don’t see every day!!!’
We headed straight down King Hussein bin Talal Street where someone had parked their camel under a tree being ...
... every second shop seemed to be selling shoes. We were continually amazed by the amount of rubbish that is left lying around on the streets. Shop owners throw empty cardboard boxes out and they just pile up, along with cigarette butts (because all men seem to smoke) and empty drink containers. No one seems to care about using garbage bins. By this stage it was getting pretty warm (about 33 C) so we headed ...
... the bus in Nuweiba, we did pick up another non-local there.
His name was Hyeok Jin Kown and he came from South Korea. Like me, he was 30 years old (though 32 in Korean years, as he explained: you turn 1 the day you are born, and all Koreans age a year every 1st of January) and making a trip around the world. And like me, he would be taking the boat to Aqaba today. We formed an instant bond.
Together we worked out where to go to buy ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service