Eilat-Israel’s southernmost city…

For Idan-"Dog in car window in Eilat...how could I not post this photo?"

Eilat…

Eileen and I recently flew down and spent three days in this resort city on the Red Sea. Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city. TheĀ  city is part of the Southern Negev Desert, located at the northern tip of the Red Sea on theĀ  Gulf of Eilat (or Gulf of Aqaba). From our vantage point, sitting by the hotel’s second floor swimming pool, we could see Jordan and the port city of Aqaba to the east, Taba, Egypt to the south and Saudi Arabia in the distant hills in the southeast. Wow!

 

The hills of Jordan in the background

 

The city’s modern hotels,

Where we stayed. NOT!

beaches…

entertainment and nightlife…

desert landscapes…

beautiful vistas…

and shopping…

make it a popular destination for travelers within Israel and from abroad.

Eilat’s proximity to Jordan…

We did not have to leave the city proper to realize how close we were to the border with Jordan. While Israel and Jordan reamin on peaceful terms, there are signs everywhere showing how tenuous this relationship is.

Inactive (10 years ago) IDF (Israeli Defense Force) bunker...

Danger Mines!

No! I did not even try.

 

Border crossing.

Opportunity for grunge…

Walking along the beach we came upon this area. Seems like someone just decided to settle there and give me some terrific photo ops in the process.

 

 

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