Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Red Sea
Hello from Aqaba, Jordan, on the sunny Red Sea. After our time by the Dead Sea in Israel we returned the rental car in Eilat (also on the Dead Sea). We found a cheap campground across from the sea and spent a relaxing day lounging on the beach and swimming. We spent last night lounging in a Bedouin tent by the sea smoking a hookah and drinking tea. Today we had a guy we met at the campsite drive us to the border crossing into Jordan. From there we walked across the border and hopped a cab for the cheapest hotel. It's definitely exciting to finally be experiencing another country. Now we are on the opposite shore of the Red Sea (gulf of Aqaba) almost looking across at our place in Eilat. Should be a setup for a nice sunset. Tomorrow we will try to rent a car again and head up to Wadi Rum and Petra.