العَقبة (Aqaba)

Jordan

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A day at the beach.

Jordan has only 26 km long coast and just one city with access to the sea. Aqaba.

Located directly on the Red Sea, this short coastline (where one part is occupied by the port and a large part by tourist resorts) has squeezed public beaches where locals come. In fact, the most interesting part of the city (for me). I spent one afternoon here, doing my favourite thing… people watching. Searching for social phenomenon. I was observing all behaviours and trends that occur on the beach.

I compared this day with the one in my country during summer. So similar, yet so different. Everyone is happy and relaxed, women are traditionally covered even on the beach, the rest of people didn’t seem to be able to decide whether it was warm or not. I saw people in bathing suits as well as those in winter coats, smoking hookahs in the shade.

Aqaba offers plenty of water-based activities, including diving. I had to take the opportunity and do a couple of dives in Jordan. Underneath the sea surface is my happy place. I adore the immense expanse of the big blue and the silence. It was an incredible day pushing through comfort zones. It paid off, because I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s amazing to see the coral starting to form in and around the wrecks, which is providing a haven for so many species of fish.

I hope you like this little photo diary I put together to share my time adventuring around Aqaba. Let me know if you have visited Jordan and how did you like it. If anyone has any feedback I’d be so appreciative to receive your comments and questions below. 

♥︎ Unta

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