Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city, located on the north tip of the Red Sea. It’s part of the Negev Desert, making it scorching HOT during the summer, and still warm enough to vacation during the winter. It is definitely one of the most popular travel destinations for Israeli’s, who just want to get away for a few days or the weekend.
As you can see from the map, it is located right on the corner of Israel/Jordan/Egypt. If you also look closely you will see a blue line going from point A (Tel Aviv) to point B (Eilat). While it might look like quite the journey on the small map, in reality it is only about a 4 hour drive (5 1/2) by bus, more or less.
And here’s the exciting news. At the end of the week on Thursday night, I will be traveling to Eilat for 3 days!!! My Hebrew class ends on Thursday, and that night my flat-mate and I are taking a MUCH NEEDED trip down south. Full time-ministry and full-time studies can be exhausting!
We were going to go across the border to Jordan and explore Petra too, but due to some external situations, we decided just to chill in Eilat instead (which isn’t too shabby of an idea). Petra will have to wait.
So, what can one do in Eilat, you might ask???
Well, while we are there, we plan on doing a scuba dive with the dolphins in the Red Sea at Dolphin Reef (which I am beyond excited about and have ALWAYS wanted to do). You can take a camel tour, which I am hoping we will also be able to do. And of course, relaxing on the beach, soaking up the last remnants of summer after a loooooong intensive Hebrew Course!
I’m sure I will have MANY pictures to post when I return…so stay tuned for more Eilat action to come!