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Day 6 - Red Canyon The Hamsin had broken and wind and temperature were now a much more seasonal 16 degrees. That's quite a drop in temperature!! Today we'd take a trip to the Egyptian border. Steffen peed through the barbed wire into Egypt right in front of an armed Egyptian guard on a watch tower. He's still alive to tell the tale. On the way we …
Day 5 - Timna National Park Israel occasionally gets a nice warm wind in from the desert called Hamsin in Arabic. We were lucky to have one of those while in Eilat. Day 5 was the warmest day with 39 degrees. We decided to spend it in a part of the desert called Timna. This has been and still is the site of copper mining since Neolithic times. You …
Day 4 - Red Sea relaxation We now had a few days in the red sea town of Eilat, wedged in between the coasts of Jordan and the Egyptian Sinai. Eilat has one coral reef and we lived right next to it in the aptly named and highly recommended Reef Hotel. Sadly Eva got ambushed by jellyfish on her first snorkelling expedition and called it quits from …
Day 3 - off to the desert Hey, the desert's more exciting than you may think! Not only does the sand desert of Judea consist of plenty of just that, but the rocky desert of the Negev offers incredible colours and formations to feast the eye on. Then there's Oases and date palm plantations, lots of Bedouins on donkeys, and wild camels. How about the …
Early, early departure. Ziad picked me up at my hotel in Jerusalem at 0:dark thirty to go to the bus station where I had a reserved ticket for the 5 hour ride down to Eilat and the Jordan border crossing. After my nightmare trip by bus from San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama City, Panama a couple of years ago, I had sworn "never again." But taking the …
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool