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Jul 22, 2005 - Aqaba to Nuweiba

After our night in the desert, we were picked up by one of Kevin's colleagues and driven to Aqaba which is the only point of Jordan that touches the sea. Apparently, the king decided that Jordan needed the strategic advantage of a port and brilliantly negotiated with Saudi Arabia for the port town and a few surrounding kilometers in exchange for a large strip of useless desert wasteland...useless that is except for the tons of previously undiscovered oil lying dormant underneath. Bargain, eh? As we travelled further south, the days were...

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