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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 …
... embassy for our visas. We were greeted by grumpy old civil servants who wore more of a frown than their Israeli counterparts. They took our money, kept our passports and told us to return with passport sized photos. The search for a photo shop was a test of patience in a town of intense heat and unsmiling faces. After enquiring at the hotel and shopping mall we walked over to the airport and located a spot. Whew! With visas in hand we were glad to be on our ...
... hoof it back to the ship, about a 2 mile hike in about 100 degree weather. Easy, peasy. The area was flat and we got a chance to see some of the downtown. There was nothing to buy as my nail tech said everything was imported from China!
We played trivia and got 13 out of 15 right answers, however, the winner was 14 out of 15. Close but no cigar. We tried a Pims, an English drink, on the advice of Liz. It was very refreshing.
... automatic weapons here. I had been in Central America and seen guards with shotguns at restaurants and hotels, but here had semi-automatic weapons on the street. It is not a big deal here for them to have these. They laugh and joke like normal people. War is an everyday part of life here. You see missiles passing over your head sometimes and nothing is different than a few days before except there are new names.
... through all the customs stuff of leaving Jordan, I make it in time to watch the ferry leave port and must wait what I was told four hours for the next one. But as it often goes the next one was not for another 7 hours and the port of Aqaba had nothing to offer me. I knew this was all running too smoothly for me to just hit everything in time. But this wait was more like what I expected and its nice to have some time to sit even ...