Aqaba, in the extreme south of Jordan, provided us with some very pleasant days at the beach, after the interesting visit of history and desert.
Good hotels, friendliness of the people, calm and warm water, guaranteed the essentials. The contact with a different society complemented the stay.
Glass bottom boat
The glass bottom boat ride is interesting. Despite the sea floor not disguising the wear and tear of intense nautical activity, much of the beauty of the Red Sea is still there.
A stop at the richest spot allowed for snorkeling, with a strong current pushing us away from the boat and putting a Russian tourist in panic.
For a professional in the glass industry like myself, who traveled expressly to Seattle to visit Dale Chihuly’s studio, it was extremely gratifying to come across one of his works in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel.
Next to the beach, next to the Movenpick hotel, it is possible to visit a space with some ruins.
This is the ancient Islamic city of Ayla, which seems to have been inhabited between the 7th and 12th centuries.
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