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Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat November 3rd 2017

Today’s schedule is simple: 1) Blat down the last 130 miles of Route 90 to Eilat. 2) Relax on the beach. There are no shops or restaurants in Neve Zohar, so we get up and head for Eilatstraight away. Once through the security cordon that surrounds the city, we find a bakery and eat brunch on a bench overlooking the Red Sea. Eilat isn’t as nice as I had hoped. The beach is super crowded and the sand is littered with bottle tops, cigarette ends and broken glass. It’s not like the pristine sand I’m used to in Bournemouth, so we give up and head for our hotel. Almog is a large apartment complex next to the university. We are the oldest there by several decades, but the room is nice. We sit down on the ... read more
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Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat November 2nd 2016

Rano ma opat budia susedia ale tentoraz este nevstavam. Idem na bus c.15 o 8/45. Nazad pojdem c.16 co je prakticky to iste. V supermarkete kupene mini ranajky, kakao a 2 kolaciky. Kolaciky predavaju na gramaz. Na bus stanicu tentoraz vchadzam hlavnym vchodom a nie bocnym ako vcera. Nabieham do prveho kanclu s logom eggedu, chlapik ma ale posiela dalej az do hlavnej budovy. Tu pekne oznacene infocentrum. Zajtra mi ide c.282 o 8/45 z nastupista c.7 za 21,5s smer ovda letisko. Tieto vsetky informacie mi chlapik pise na uz predtlaceny papier. Este som traposil ked sa ma pytal na cas odletu, nevedel som vyslovit 12 ale dohodli sme sa. Inak odchody busu c.282 na strankach eggedu nenajde. Neviem preco. Okolo 8/30 prichadza k nastupisku 282, o pat minut odchadza, fiha tak zajtra dojdem radsej skorej, ... read more

Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat November 1st 2016

O 7/00 ma zobudza spolubyvajucich budik v mobile. Hadzem do seba puding a smer blizka bus stanica odkial mi ide o 8/00 mhd c.15 smer almog beach. Na nastupiste c.7 prichadzaju chvilu po mne aj moji kolegovci z izby, obaja vystupuju na rovnakej zastavke. Davam soferovy 4,2s vytlaca mi listok a uz sa ide. Bus je klasicky mhd-ckovy, bohuzial nejde priamo na juh ale obchadza cele mestecko. Postupne sa zaplna. Opustame mestecko, na pravej strane pustne hory, nalavo more s pristavom a plazami. V jednom useku je pri mori odstavenych neuveritelne vela novych aut, ako keby ich tu vyrabali. Par ludi vystupuje pri dolphin reef, co som cital recenzie tak malo muziky za vela penez. Dalsia zastavka je uz moja. Zhavim gps a zapinam endomondo. Tu tiez vystupilo par ludi ale vacsina pokracuje dalej, zrejme na ... read more

Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat October 31st 2016

Vecer som sa nemohol ulozit, poschodova postel sa mi zda neaka uzka. Tentoraz spim na prizemy, bo hore bola blizko klima. Ubytko opustam uz nieco po 7/30, vonku uz pece slnko a je prijemne teplo. Na vcerajsej poznavacej trase po promenade som si vybral plaz uplne na severe pri hoteli herods. Rozprestieram handru na pieskovostrkovy podklad a sup ho do mora. Pozor na mna davaju plavcici, kupanie je tu povolene od 9/00-16/00. Voda spociatku studena ale neskor uz v pohode. Striedavo kupacka a slnenie, okolo mna rusky hovoriaci dochodci. Na plazi sa dali prenajat aj lehatka so slnecnikom ale to nevyuzam,bo tien vrhaju aj okolite plamy resp da sa nenapadne skovat aj pod velkymi slnecnikmi. Miriam mi nabalila opalovaci krem so stupnom 50, spalenie a zrejme ani opalenie teda u mna nehrozi. Pri plazi su aj ... read more

Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat October 30th 2016

V noci som nemohol zaspat, asi cestovna horucka. Este ,ze sa ale posuval cas aspon som nakoniec ziskal hodinu spanku zdarma. Miriam ma vyzdvihuje nacas, dalsia zastavka pre mami, ktora moj odvoz na letisko vyuzije na nakupy v ba. Aj ked nevim kam chce ist nakupovat o 6/00 V aute fasujem ranajky ale moc to do mna neslo. Dialnica prazdna, ved kto by aj isiel o 5/00 do ba v nedelu. Na letisku prebehlo vsetko ok, sa mi zdalo,ze aj securit kontrola bola daka vlaznejsia oproti minulosti. Po kontrole teda smer pasove, colnicka sa hrala na mobile, kukla pas a sup uz som bol pred gatom. Samozrejme letim ryanairom tak docapovanie vody na zachodoch i ked v trafike za securit kontrolou je cena vody v pohode. Hned ako otvorili gate nabieham do "cakarne" aby sa mi ... read more

Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat August 17th 2015

You can't claim that you are trying to dive everywhere, if you don't go to these places in the first place! So here I am on my way to Eilat. I spent few days in Aqaba years ago....it was around the Christmas holidays, and even Leslie did dive the Red Sea. You can see Eilat from Aqaba, and obviously the opposite is true too. This time I'm taking the Egged bus from Jerusalem. That was a good 4 hours drive, beautiful specially once you drive next to the Dead Sea! Hotels in Eilat are crazy expensive, and few of them even have a minimum stay of few nights...so I ended in the Eilat Youth Hostel. The hostel is central...and be ready, a room with breakfast is 140usd per night! Yes, the most expensive hostel I ever ... read more
Not my kind of beach...
Diving Israel!
Eilat....

Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat July 7th 2015

this morning got up and had smorgas board breakfast and left to see the life size replica of the tabernacle the bus was 900 NIS the entry to Timna park 49 each and the Tabernacle 18 each well worth the money the tabernacle is indeed life size and a lot of thought has gone into the construction of it to be exactly as the bible describes but without the precious metals but the best thing about this visit was the guide who gave us a very informed description of things not just the physical objects but also the practical things of how and why and the significance of things pointing forward to Christ I think their website www.berean-to-berean.com would be worth a look. She even spoke to us of Jesus feet standing again on the mount ... read more
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Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat June 19th 2015

Today was incredible. Early this morning, around 7 am, we were in Masada and we hiked Mt. Masada. We took the the Snake Trail, which was a pretty rigorous hike, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone that isn't an experienced hiker or physically fit in some way. Instead I would recommend the Rabbit Trail, which is an easier hike, and it still has a beautiful view of the Dead Sea and the mountains of Jordan across the water at its peak. We made sure that we were drinking lots of water before and during the hike, because it's very easy to get dehydrated in the Negev Desert, especially as you move farther south towards Eilat. This is because Israel has a very dry heat during the summer; temperatures can reach up to 110˚F (43˚C) while ... read more

Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat October 30th 2013

Ahalon (Hello in Arabic) and welcome to the final (big) blog of my journey in Israel. I’ve been having mixed feelings about going back home because over the past few days I’ve had thoughts of extending my stay here to live and work on a Kibbutz, but it seems that to do this you need advanced planning. So, it’s not possible for this journey but I will make it happen in the future very soon. A kibbutz is a community of people living and working together; and people from many places come to volunteer on them for 2-6 months. It’s on my travel-to list without a doubt. Over the course of the past two days I have been to the South of Israel, Eilat, and crossed to border from Israel into Jordan to go to Petra. ... read more
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Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat September 30th 2013

Nach unserer Ankunft im brütend heißen Wüstenstädtchen Eilat am Roten Meer, suchen wir erstmal fast eine Stunde lang das Apartment unseres Couchsurfing-Gastgebers Yali. Leider scheint niemand in seiner Nachbarschaft zu wissen, wo sich sein Haus befindet, er hatte das schon angekündigt, denn hier gibt es offenbar eine Besonderheit : die Adresse besteht nur aus dem Namen des Viertels und einer Hausnummer. Wäre ja grundsätzlich nicht so schwierig,wenn die Anordnung der Hausnummern wenigstens irgendeiner Logik folgen würde. Tut sie aber nicht, und so werden wir in der Mittagshitze mit unseren Rücksäcken wild von links nach rechts geschickt, bis wir es endlich geschafft haben und Yali uns in seinem Apartment im vierten Stock mit Blick aufs Rote Meer und die ganze Stadt empfängt. Jetzt stellen wir fest, dass wir uns höchstens einen Kilometer Luftlinie von der Bushaltestelle befinde ... read more
Beim Entzünden der Sabbat-Kerzen
The Jeep
...und der etwas unkonventionelle Weg in zu besteigen :-)




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