Sol Y Mar Sea Star Taba
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... Adventurers or risk-takers can opt to take a horse &cart, then camel (which Liz did), but even that places you at a new danger level, I enjoyed the walk anyway and savoured the incredible twists & turns to finally arrive through a small opening in the 100ft cliffs towering about to BOOM - the site of this monumental building carved straight in the sheer coloured granite cliffs -2/4000 years old, ...
... the internet, or the internet then a hot shower. Either way was good news. They had both. Everybody seemed to emerge after an hour or so, looking clean and warm. Actually it was much warmer here anyway. Being on the gulf, Aqaba is the warmest part of Jordan, and it was a lovely, sunny day.
The only strange thing about Aqaba is that they use different power points to the rest of the country. Here it's British plugs. The rest of the country use European plugs. We had both, but it ...
... there is a lot of potential here, if you can stomach the risk. Danger drives tourists away.
Travelling to Jordan was an ordeal. We had to leave Egypt (1st border crossing), enter Israel (second crossing), travel across Israel, leave Israel (third crossing) and enter Jordan (finally).
When had only one more security check at the hotel. It was a long day, but ...
... was Zuhair. We had to wait till all the trucks and cars left so we could grab our luggage from one of the containers in the hull of the ship. It was a short walk to customs and in customs Adele was picked up for carrying supposedly something illegal. Anyway after a quick bag check she was free and we were off to our hotel.
When we arrived at out hotel Zuhair gave us 15 minutes to freshen up and have a quick meeting to tell us about the do’s and don’ts ...
... tipped over and fell down.]
Aqaba is a duty free zone. That means there is a liquor store on every corner- cheap, cheap liquor. Karl is a happy man. I didn’t even realise this until I was walking by a corner store and I noticed shelves upon shelves of booze. I had to do a double take. I’d just came from Petra and a can of beer cost $7-8 and even then you had to look hard for the places that sold booze. But this place was awash in booze- cheap, cheap booze (1.1 JD ...