Moevenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
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As an alternative or a supplement to the bedouin tailored 4x4 tours we can strongly recommend the 10 kms self-guided hike through Makharas Canyon.
It is a round trip starting from the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre. The first 2 kilometres take you
across the desert towards the remarkable Seven Pillars of Wisdom section of the Umm al-Ishrin …
Differentiated from days 2 and 4 only by being woken up by workmen at 730. Although most of the structure of the hotel is complete, one wing of rooms have to be finished off - although from a cursory glance it appears complete as the outside has been painted and all the balustrades are up. Must have all been done for the King.
I also …
I suppose it had to happen. An overcast day with a fair wind which really made it feel cool in comparison to the last few days. No sunbathing today.
I was footering about most of the morning, watched the end of Donnie Darko (which I'd fallen asleep during last night) and then went for a walk along the beach to the marina before settling …
See entry for day 2 - but this time I had some Movenpick icecream for the first time. It was lovely.
I also bought postcards from the gift shop on site. The man behind the counter looks like Ming the Merciless.
... Hmmm. Hmmm. Hmmm.
There's only one thing to do. Retire to the bar for a beer and a conflab. Arab women playing in the hotel swimming pool fully clothed in black. Next to them skimpily clad blonde girl. The contrast is bizarre.
Beer in bar. Outcome of discussion is. Cancel Cairo. Hold in Amman until Sunday. Further decision on Nile Cruise on Sunday depending on how it pans out. FCO advise against all but essential travel to Egypt so not insured. Would've been minimal ...