Red Sea Dive Center
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... colour. It wouldn’t last though as another storm would pass through the area, as the space around our bus virtually turned into a lake. Looks like Jordan really got the rain she needed, perhaps our group brought it and we need to visit more ;)
Once everyone was safely on the bus, it was off to the Red Sea resort city of Aqaba for the rest of the day. After a delay at the city border crossing (Aqaba is like one giant duty free shop), we arrived downtown, checked ...
... as to its condition. We drove to the end of the town and then straight out across the deep and soft sand. Any non-four-wheel drive without clearance would not have made it 20 feet past the edge of town. The village, and any semblance of civilization, was quickly behind (literally) in a cloud of dust and sand, and we began a day-long journey which included multiple stops at a variety of sights. We started at Lawrence's Spring, which was memorialized in Lawrence ...
We turned in to what looked like an archaeological site. This still seemed to be a working site as there were still cords marking out areas yet to be excavated. This was the ancient Islamic city of Ayla. Although the gate to this site was only ajar so not quite the invitation to ‘take a look’ that we would expect, signs were dotted around the site in both English and Arabic so I guess it was open to the public!!
We carried on heading toward the marina. ...
... read emails and relax before going out to dinner with the group. Megan and Ryan are leaving tomorrow, which is a shame, so it will be the last time we are all together. Went to a fish restaurant near the hotel, which had lovely meals, and spent more in one night that we have spent in the last week. Ok, so most food is cheap in Jordan, but you can still spend up big if you go to a flash restaurant.
Learned a little bit more about Ayman, our tour guide, over dinner. His mother ...
... bottom, from which we could view a shipwreck just off the coast. The snorkeling was beautiful and peaceful. The second time we jumped in the water a guide showed me around reef and I saw coral and fish I never would have found on my own. Afterwards we had a nice barbecue on the boat and when it was time to leave I was dropped off on the jetty by speedboat. It was the perfect way to end my stay at the Red ...