Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba
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Travel Blogs from Aqaba
... of the moutains. Their epic scale. Truly awesome views. Reminiscent of Monument Valley in USA.
Arriving at Khazali Canyon, the boy jumps out, points in the general direction of a mountain, simply says, "It's over there by the tree" and promptly wanders off for a brew in the Bedouin tent flogging the usual tourist tat. He's not exactly endearing himself to a tip.
Canyon further than first thought because of no sense of scale but it's an amazing canyon that you can ...
... of the world!!!.1st Century BC..Another path leads from the central square and further on are more wonders..,a solid amphitheater carved from the rocks, seating 7000.Amongst all this are ,traders,some little kids,some poor specimens,and some slick operators...camels ,donkeys,horses and the dreadful horse drawn, little carriages.Tiny horses, driven at speed ,down the cobbled and rough, broken tracks,swerving to miss hundreds of tourists,at breakneck speed in ...
... camp for dinner. This was a hoot as we had to climb in the back of the truck which had bench seats. The tailgate did not come down so we had to hoof it over. After that comical event, we were on our way in the desert. There were quite a few of the trucks, maybe 20 or more, all zig zagging over the desert floor, raising dust. Off in the distance the clouds looked a bit threatening, but we said, we are in a desert, there will be no rain. Ha, ...
... in such a beautiful area. Still a fun day & nice to have some warmer weather. It has been such extremes - from cool to cold in the mountains to warm by the seas - Jordan is certainly a country of contrasts.
Following the Red Sea swim, we sadly finished our last day of cycling - a mere 26 kms on flat desert road - and packed up our bikes to board trucks to head into the desert in Wadi Rum for a night of camping in goat hair huts with the Bedouins. A ...
... although I think the subtle commands from the camel guy helped. After about two hours of cool solo camelling we arrived at wadi rum village and met Okla and Mahmoud who were waiting wit the car. Okla was pleased that Al was well filled with bananas so she didn't cry on the desert. Once in the van we started the short run to Aqaba and the ferry that would take us back to Egypt. Okla booked us a day use room so we were able to shower ...
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