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Travel Blogs from Eilat
My saga into Israel has been an affirmation of the hand of God in my journey. I struggled as to whether I wanted to go into Israel; being torn between my sense of safety and desire to see the place where …
Not sure what is happening with the truck. One minute they are talking about taking it back to Egypt and shipping it to Turkey from there, and the next minute they are saying it can go through Syria but with no passengers. The Syria option is the owners preferred option as he doesn't want to pay the $5ooo for the ferry. ( stay tuned) Whatever way we, (the remaining passengers), were left with no option but to leave the truck in Jordon and fly ...
... shoreline is visible across the Gulf of Aqaba, only 8 miles away, and to your left, the city of Aqaba, Jordan, less than one mile away, as if it were an extension of Eilat save the giant Jordanian standard waving in the ocean breeze. The airport in Eilat sits smack in the middle of town, and its proximity to the city (as well as the low-flying planes) makes for a weird ambience.
I really dug Eilat, and while the high-rise hotels ...
... I notice that their school uniform consists of military fatigues—which I find a little bit disturbing…
I head over to see if I can climb the rock formation, but the boys following me tell me I’m not allowed to. They then point to a little stone fort that I can explore and I figure I can check it out—even though I’m getting the feeling these boys are up to ...
... br> We first of all said NO to them but they wore us down with offers.
One guy said $50 for 2 hours & he would show us everything so we decided to go with him.
He was very friendly & really gave us a good 2 hours sightseeing.
It was an amazing place and learnt a lot.
There is a huge developement by the Sultan and it goes for miles.
He told us that the Sultan wants to build a bigger & better ...