Tip #472: The Sad Saga of My Time in Aqaba

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“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”  Henry David Thoreau

Then, on to Aqaba. Again I dozed, really too tired to try to communicate with Ahmed. We went through desert, saw tents and long flat homes of the Bedouins, lots of mountains, and then, as we began to enter Aqaba, lush foliage. We drove for miles along the Red Sea, which had huge ships (Aqaba is a port city), beaches, all through the city itself.

The streets were jam packed with cars and people were everywhere, there were lots of shops and restaurants- just like a major seaport resort city.

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