When we first arranged our visit to Jordan we planned to end our trip in Aqaba, on the Red Sea in the south of the country and travel on to Egypt by ferry. The ferry to Nuweiba on Egypt’s Red Sea coast seemed like a good option as it was only supposed to take a few hours. When we arrived in Aqaba and tried to book a ticket though, things turned out not to be as simple as they seemed.
We rented an apartment for a few weeks in Assalah, the Bedouin neighbourhood of the beach town Dahab in Egypt. Just ten minutes walk from the seafront strip of tourist restaurants and bars you enter another world.
A few weeks ago we left Jordan and made our way along the coast of the Sinai Peninsular in Egypt. It’s a barren landscape where rocky desert mountains meet the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. Our first stop was the small town of Nuweiba.
We are excited to announce that tomorrow we are flying from Rome to Jordan to begin our exploration of the Middle East, an entirely new region of the world for us. We have loved our last four months in Europe but can’t wait to experience something completely different.