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Well we finally got to our hotel after 11pm (it was the slow boat) and we had all reached the end of our tether. In fact I lost it inside Jordan immigration when all the men started smoking but we won't dwell on that! On the way to our hotel we were all amazed when we saw traffic lights, and they worked, and the cars actually stopped! Haven't seen a lot of that in most of the countries we have been in over the last five weeks! ...
... Done a big loop). But disaster struck again. Pulled off the highway to bush camp and immediately got stuck in the sand. Once again the rear back axel wheels took the weight and the drive wheels just spun.
Solution - No, don't take the back wheels off, tie the axel up etc. This time it was "get the sand mats out." But they don't work if you want to go backwards of course!!!!!! All that happened was our driver pulled a muscle ...
This morning we arrived in Aqaba Jordan.
We hadn't heard very much about this place so didn't know what to expect.
Well what a shock to the system.
We berthed amidst bare brown mountain ranges & brown buildings.
The ship provided free shuttles into the city so we decided to go.
It was a 15 minute ride to the park in town.
When you were trying to get out of the bus the taxi drivers were there offering a good ...
... desert and enjoyed talking to people from our group. We ended up at the Bedouin camp called sunset camp at about 3pm and was offered a cup of tea. We got talking to Watik who ran the camp and Fraser and him got on really well. So well Fraser tried to sell me off for 250 camels! Watik thought it was funny but didn't say no. There was a lot of confusion about how to say some words and what they meant. One being Qatar ...
... far too hot and anyway, they get full of sand). Wearing flip flops is a better idea and protects from that burning sensation when walking in sand baked all day by the sun, not to mention sharp objects outside tents. Still, with sandals on we are exposed to plenty of sand and no water, so the dryness sets in pretty quickly.