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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 ...
... 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 ...
... and found out that the office was closed due to prayers. We had no choice but to wait. As the ferry to Jordan is notorious for leaving later than scheduled, this did not seem a problem. We took the time to chat and share travel experiences. A little later we were even joined by an Arabic speaking Chinese couple from Cairo, who turned out to be a real asset to our little group, as one of them had actually travelled the same route before. Score!
... side of it and how far above the valley it was. It would have been an impressive fortress. In the village built around the mountain top, we stopped to buy Greg a red Bedouin scarf. We asked Mahmoud, who has worn one all the time, what was the difference between the black & the red and he said that these days there wasn’t a problem with wearing either of them, but it used to be that red was the Jordanian army and black was the Palestinian one. So now we have one of each. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service