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Travel Blogs from Nuweiba
... got there in the end. Well, I tried a Sheesha! Hooray, another one to tick off. The next morning before driving to our next destination, five of us went diving in the Red Sea. We got off to a rocky start when our dive master was insistent that we put together our tanks and gear ourselves. I haven't done that since my dive course and have only been diving with Michael since who has always stepped in and helped. I can check my gear, no problems, but put it together? ...
When travelling from Egypt to Jordan you basically have 4 options:
- Fly – most expensive, minimal hassle
- Bus through Israel – cheap, can run into problems with Israeli customs, small possibility for delays, stupid entry/exit fees even if you are in transit
- Ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba – to most common route, high chance of delay
- Ferry from Taba to Aqaba – you can only buy a ticket from a tour guide and ...
...of course though, there are no taxis driving up and down this isolated road.
Essentially what is boils down to is that you have no control. Being in a place like this may help to unwind but when you inevitably get itchy feet... it can become quite hard work.
For us, our time has been nice but we are now keen to do something, even if it just means being surrounded by civilisation... Egyptian ...
Egypt part 3
Sitting on a cloud peering down at Egypt you would see a country nearly square below. Sliced by both the Red Sea pushing up through the Gulf of Suez to the Canal, and the Nile heading straight downwards towards Cairo. The Nile is mostly just 11 to 15 kilometres wide and the fertile lands either side once provided the agriculture that was Egypt's main source of revenue. Today it is tourism.
Tourists come for the ...
... first sleep-in I'd had in forever. Mikel took us to the port, where we had to say goodbye to him. We were all pretty sad, since he'd been an amazing tour guide! The ferry system is a bit odd - the ferry starts in Jordan and just leaves when full, so there's no way to know for sure when it will arrive in Egypt to pick people up. Luckily for us we didn't have to wait too long and were on our way by 3pm. And that was our last city in Egypt!
Peace, love and little fishes,
Amanda and Ben