Rossa Beach Camp
Travel Blogs from Nuweiba
... pulled in the northern direction where a still and black night is interrupted by a huge white flash. “What the hell was that?” we exclaim. No one has any idea. Lightening? flares? aliens? rocket fire in a troublesome region? Surely not. After a few speeches thanking Mohammed we retire to bed just after 10pm as the generator turns off and continue to wonder about that flash. (I find out days later that it is indeed rocket fire around Gaza. Israel ...
... the egyptians had to surrender every little plastic bag to trolley. Thank god, because i wasn't getting on that boat with my camera not on me. The old dude somehow managed to sneak on his entire 30-something litre pack.
From leaving the terminal building in Nuweiba to exiting the ferry in Aqaba took 3hrs (1.5hrs of actually cruising). When you arrive in Aqaba it's an absolute free for all to get off and grab your luggage; make sure your ...
... in a totally different part of the world.
The snorkeling was amazing. About 100m offshore there was a big underwater cliff totally covered in coral and brimming with beautifully coloured fish. It was some of the most impressive coral reef I have ever seen, and combined with the high visibility of the water, it would have to rival the Great Barrier Reef. We saw so many weird and wonderful looking fish, but thankfully no sharks. I found ...
... we spoke less Arabic, but we made it work. The boys were interested in our iPods and iPhones. I played Boggle on mine and the older boy found the word “sex” for me. These boys became Velcro and carried our bags and shoved us in line like we were members of their family when we finally did get back on a bus, at 6:30pm. I was trying to picture the reverse situation at a Greyhound station, and I just don’t see any American boys doing such ...
... gripping book, but took our word for the fact that the truck was just us and harmless.
Many centuries after Moses found his way to Mt Sinai and the Ten Commandments, monks from a nearby monastery found the perfectly preserved remains of St Catherine of Alexandria high on Mt Sinai. They carried them to the monastery below and named it for her. (The firework, the Catherine wheel is named for her as well – as she was tortured on a spinning wheel to break ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet