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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 …
... from a plane I’ve ever seen. I got to see Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, the Jordanian mountains, Aqaba, and Eilat. Plus, it was short, only 35 minutes, so that was quite nice.
I got off the plane to be pleasantly surprised that it was only 27*C (80*F). I was afraid it was going to be a lot hotter. I dropped my bags off at my hostel, which was only a quick eight minute walk from ...
... it was tended by less than 10 people.
Before leaving the Timna Valley and Solomon's Mines, we saw some amazing rock formations, namely Solomon's Pillars, Solomon's Arches, and the Mushroom.
Heading north, we visited Mitzpe Ramon, a HUGE crater (you can't get the true scale of it from the pictures) which is to Israel what the Grand Canyon is to us. The sheer size of it is incredible, and for those of you ...
... 00 AM. We are now in the Red Sea with Saudi Arabia on out left and Africa on the right. Tonight we start thru the Gulf of Aden where the pirates could be. Had a practice drill yesterday. All outside decks will be closed at night and we have to keep drapes closed as well from May 16 thru May 20th. Extra security came on board in Aqaba to be lookouts. They say the lights being off is so that they can see out, not that the pirates can see us. See you in Dubai, United Arab ...
... be able to see from the videos, we spent most of our drive on two wheels and at one point, Emma was allowed to drive (...now THAT is scary!). When we weren't dune bashing in the 4WDs, we were snapping photos or walking up to the top of the dunes and sprinting/jumping back down.
We stayed at a local Bedouin campsite in the desert for the night and it was a perfect way ...