Aqaba, Jordan|Red Sea Boat Cruise, Marriott Al Manara, Spices, & Downtown Aqaba|Travel with Tani

Aqaba, Jordan|Red Sea Boat Cruise, Marriott Al Manara, Spices, & Downtown Aqaba|Travel with Tani

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Aqaba, Jordan|Red Sea Boat Cruise, Marriott Al Manara, Spices, & Downtown Aqaba|Travel with Tani

 

*Videographer-Kevin Franklin of KMG Photos *About Tani-https://www.tanilamb.com/ *The Marriott Al Manara- https://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave... *Dweek for Spices https://instagram.com/tariq_dweek?igs... I Can Sea Where Africa and Asia Kiss and the Lipstick is in Red I really hate having unfinished travel business floating around on my bucket list. So, in September of 2019, I re-wandered to Jordan and this time headed to the south of the country. On my first visit, I explored Amman, the Dead Sea, and Mt. Nebo, yet was unable to visit the Red Sea or Wadi Rum. I enjoyed the Hashemite Kingdom so much the first time that I decided to return. My first excursion to Jordan was by air and landed me at Amman’s international airport with a direct flight from Tunis, Tunisia. This time around I decided to try something new and entered Jordan using the land border with Eilat, Israel. The experience was a bit laborious, yet fun since this was my first attempt at crossing an international border by foot. The land excursion was beneficial because I was able to avoid paying the Jordanian Visa Fee since I met all requirements to nullify the additional charge. http://international.visitjordan.com/... There were taxi’s available at the border with a price list displayed so there was no confusion about the price. If you have any questions about the rate, you should discuss any discrepancy concerns with the taxi dispatcher before you enter the vehicle. Also, be mindful that the U.S. dollar is weak against the Jordanian Dinar. I recommend that you check the conversion rate and order Jordanian Dinars at your U.S. bank before you leave home. I chose the Marriott Al Manara for my stay and I am glad that I did. The service was impeccable and the facilities were outstanding. I will admit that if I do not stay in a boutique hotel and decide to lodge with a major chain, my preference is Marriott International. The hotel reserved both my boat cruise on the Red Sea and my Aqaba City Tour and I was happy with both selections. The Red Sea cruise was a delight because there was a glass bottom and you were allotted 30 minutes to swim or snorkel with provided equipment. The Red Sea is where Africa and Asia meet and the coastal views are simply beautiful. I wanted to take the “Hop On-Hop Off” bus tour but was advised that it was not the best way to see downtown Aqaba. But on the other hand, if you like partying, dancing, and music, the “Hop On- Hop Off” bus will suit your needs. I absolutely loved the two shops where I shopped in downtown Aqaba. Gulf Silver had nice jewelry, scarves, and other Jordanian souvenirs. And Dweek for Spices had just what he claimed, amazing spices. I purchased a delicious Bedouin Tea and cooking spices for myself and my entire family which I am still enjoying. I know that at this time many countries have their borders closed or only partially open. That is ok because this will give the world time to heal and we can all take this time to learn a little more about our bucket list destinations for when we are able to wander in the future. If you have any questions about this video, please leave them below in the comments. Stay safe and Happy Travels. Tani

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