Published: December 14th 2009December 11th 2009
So last night we drove to Aqaba. Like last time, we got some drinks from a local store and had a beer on the beach. After that we went to a hotel with a nice view on the Red Sea and so this morning I went for a swim in the Red Sea. Since there is a lot we have to do today, we woke up early, had a nice breakfast and took off.
Round 9am I found myself amongst the fish in the red sea. I have never seen anything like this before. Again all these oh's and waauw's, this time under water. Unfortunately, my camera doesn't like water, otherwise I would have taken some nice pictures.
No one else in the water where we were except me and my goggles :-)
After an hour 'mermaiding' among the fish, I came out, we drove back to the hotel, had a shower and we drove to Wadi Rum, which is a 30min drive away from Aqaba.
The only thing you could see were cars, rocks, sand and ... a cargo train :-) in the middle of the desert.
We stopped somewhere and the driver picked us up 8km
a room with a view
away from where he left us.
Sand, rocks and nothing more, waauw!
We left Wadi Rum like we found it and drove back to Wadi Musa and the bedouin village. I said good bye to Ghassad and his family. This has been such a rich experience. I'll never forget, shokran!! And then I had to catch the bus at 4pm to go back to Amman.
When I first arrived in Petra, the bus was far from full but when we got back on the bus to go to Amman, it was packed and I didn't have a ticket yet.
The taxi driver knew the people from the bus company so he reassured me I didn't have to worry about getting a seat. At the end I found myself jumping the cue, leaving some angry American tourists ouside but luckily there was just enough room for everybody.
I was sitting next to a nice girl to Amman and with words and gestures we tried to ask each other questions. I found out she was a dentist and lived in a town not far away from Amman.
Back in Amman I returned to Akram and Bianca. We had a very nice evening
together, shared some more stories. Bianca cooked a very nice meal, made great indian chai and then it was time to say goodbye.
They plan to visit the benelux soon, so hopefully I will see them again.
There are more photos below