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The Slow Boat to Jordan

The old castle at Aqaba

Crossing into Jordan from Egypt requires crossing the Red Sea, from Nuweiba to Aqaba. The trip to Jordan by ferry is not exciting. The best tip I can give is have either lots of reading material, movies or music loaded on your i-pad/pod/phone or prepare to sleep. (Apparently hang-overs from a big last night in Egypt help considerably in this ...

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Sand, Sinai and Snorkels – Unexpected Detours

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Sunrise on Mt Sinai and a visit to St Katherine’s monastery were, for us, going to be a highlight and a chance to tick off one of the destinations on our wish list. However, since the fall of Mubarak in Egypt’s Arab Spring, the Sinai has become increasingly lawless, and trouble in the area, in the form of kidnapping of ...

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