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Sep 24, 2005 - Crossing the Red Sea

Since Petra we have had some relaxing, quiet days--a day in Aqaba swimming in the Red Sea, then on Friday taking the hydrofoil across the sea into Egypt. Border formalities took a while as we have learned to expect, but we got through them with no hassle and found ourselves in a funky, hot, dusty Egypt. Jordan is a small country and is very modern and western and all that, but there is no old world charm or character to the cities. Driving through country village was interesting, but not much contact with the locals. Jordan does have a lot...

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