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. The  city is part of the Southern Negev Desert, located at the northern tip of the Red Sea on the  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.

 

 

Next blog: Bet She’an

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6 thoughts on “Eilat-Israel’s southernmost city…

  1. Wow!! Very nice, e. Glad you and Eileen are having a great time over there! I am surprised that Eileen didn’t have to bail you out of a Jordanian clinker. No entrance is a magnet/invitation for you! : )
    -c

  2. The skies there are amazing! Glad to hear you’re not crossing lines – don’t wanna hear about you on the 6:00 news!! Great shots E&E – keep having a great time and posting!!!!

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed our city. Your photography is amazing and presents Eilat very positively. With your permission I would love to use your pictures on my site about Eilat. Maybe on your next visit you can come out with me to the Mountains at night to view our dark skies Through my telescope. I see from the gorgeous shots of the mountains that you were here on one of our few cloudy days.

    • Thank you so much. Yes, please use my images, just give me photo credit. We will not be returning to Eilat until next year but promise to look you up. what is your Eilat site?

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