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Middle Eastern Adventure (Jul-Sep 2005)

Another chaotic border - Into the Sinai and the Red Sea |

Aqaba - crossroads of the Middle East is one of the busiest port cities in the Middle East. A stone throw away from Eilat (Israel), we were not feeling in an adventurous mood after the attempted bombing of a US warship a few days earlier. Also the site of the tallest flag pole in the world (flys the Jordanian flag, which is very similar to the Palestinian flag)

By ferry to Nuweiba (an Egyptian port city in the Sinai). We were supposed to go by hydrofoil, but that wasn't working that day so the slow boat it was instead. Nuweiba is sheer chaos - although as a bunch of Western tourists, we managed to avoid the most of the kaffufle.

Dahab (surfey town on the red sea) famous for its surf, seafood, diving (and also the 'green dunhill' or 'strong sheesha' - call it what you may). Much more relaxed and chilled out place than the more 5* Sharm El Sheikh and a very cool place to spend a few very relaxed days.

Locations Visited: Akaba, Nuweiba, Dahab

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