Eilat

Eilat Travel Blog

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Eilat, located at the southern tip of Israel, reminds me alot of Jersey shore towns and Atlantic city (without the gambling). its a beach touristy town with expensive 5 star hotels (we rented a somewhat cheap room from a local), a boardwalk filled with venders selling cheap products, and teenagers crowding around the mall checking each other out. It wasn't my favorite city during my Israeli trip, but I did love the surrounding landscape of the desert mountains, red sea and palm trees.

During my brief weekend stay in Eilat I had the chance to explore an underwater observatory. Which was cool, but not quite as I expected. Personally I think it would have been better to put the money towards a scuba diving lesson so that I could have seen the wonderful and colorfully exotic fish in person rather then through a glass.
A view of Egypt.. I waved hello :P
It was kinda odd to see these fish in their natural habitat. I am so use to seeing them in pet store aquariums that I almost forgot they do exist in the wild :P. The observatory also had aquariums with sharks, sting rays, sea turtles and Piranas for the public to view and learn about through feeding demonstrations. I really liked the sea turtles... :P

Later we hiked Mt Zedfatot. The path was apart of the same trail used by the IDF for training purposes. It took about an hour and half (maybe more) to reach the top through one of the many trails through the Eilat Mountains. The whole experience was simply beautiful!! The rugged terrain of the mountain range, the setting sun, strong winds and a view of Egypt, Jordan and Israel from one spot on the top of the MT. When we trekked back to the car the sun was completely down and the moon shone brightly, but the trail was pretty difficult to follow.. The path would often disappear and rocks would move as I stepped and climbed over them. It was a true adventure not to fall off the mountain! :P

In the end I suggest visiting Eilat for the outdoor adventures. Besides mountain climbing and underwater observatories you can also scuba dive, ride a camel and go four wheeling..

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A view of Egypt.. I waved hello :P
A view of Egypt.. I waved hello :P
Exotic fish swimming in the Red Se…
Exotic fish swimming in the Red S…
here fishy fishy :P
here fishy fishy :P
reef viewed from the underwater ob…
reef viewed from the underwater o…
SHARKS!!! :P so cute..
SHARKS!!! :P so cute..
Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle
View of the Israeli beach along th…
View of the Israeli beach along t…
Jordan across the Red Sea
Jordan across the Red Sea
On the Mountain Trail
On the Mountain Trail
Eilat off in the distance..
Eilat off in the distance..
At this point I figured out why th…
At this point I figured out why t…
Getting Closer to the top of the m…
Getting Closer to the top of the …
WOO HOO I made it to the top and f…
WOO HOO I made it to the top and …
Eilat and Jordan viewed from the t…
Eilat and Jordan viewed from the …
Another view of Egypt as the sun s…
Another view of Egypt as the sun …
walking along the boardwalk in Eil…
walking along the boardwalk in Ei…
Me climbing the mountain trail... …
Me climbing the mountain trail...…
Eilat
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