On quite an overcast day we made the 4 hour drive down the the south coast of Jordan for the first time in over 24 years. Tala Bay near Aqaba was our destination.
We stayed at the Movenpick hotel and it was amazing.
I stepped foot in the sea for the first time in about 5 years (cold!).
And relaxed by the pool while reading my maahoosive book (which I finished that week).
Isn’t that a sight for sore eyes?
Wandering around the other resorts, I fell in love with this view. The combination of the colourful trees and the tiled staircases. So pretty.
We only ventured into Aqaba city for dinner both nights so the days were spent in complete relaxation by the pool. I don’t think I could do two weeks of that as I’m more of an active holidayer, but two nights was perfect. Next stop, Wadi Rum. The adventure begins.
Do you prefer active holidays or relaxing ones?
When my alarm woke me at 5am on Saturday I covered my head with my duvet. Why oh why did I stay out late last night? It was one of the girls at work’s leaving party and I had promised myself I would leave at 10pm. Latest. You have a flight to catch in the morning Diane, you’re being picked up at 6am and still need to wrestle your evening dresses into your overflowing suitcase. I blame the person who bought another bottle of champagne.
So was it worth it? Totally. I had a great time and still successfully caught my flight that morning.Win.
I have been coming to Jordan every summer to visit my family since before I can remember and apparently it’s been over 20 years since we last came in the month of April. I couldn’t believe my eyes as we drove out of the airport. So green!
That evening, loads of the family came round and we had mezze. Damn I missed this food!
The next day, we headed out and I spotted these beauties along our travels!
Welcome to Amman, Jordan.
Have you ever been?