Aqaba, Jordan

We did a 11 day family trip to Jordan last week (October 2012). The first 2 days we were in Petra (previous post) from where we drove to Aqaba at the Red Sea. In Aqaba we did snorkeling and Scuba diving but I don’t have photos of the diving. Underwater photography without proper equipment isn’t very rewarding in my opinion. We did a lot of strolling around the old down-town – including some street photography and in-shop photography – and met by coincidence Micki who has earlier lived 14 years in Finland and who became our guide to Wadi Rum (next post). He is a great guy – if you need a guide in Jordan,we can recommend him.

 (Photographer: Erkki Poytaniemi)

Several times especially young men asked to be photographed.

 (Photographer: Erkki Poytaniemi)

Jumping into the sea at Aqaba beach.

 (Photographer: Erkki Poytaniemi)

Shop keeper in Aqaba spice shop.

 (Photographer: Erkki Poytaniemi)

Meat shop.

 (Photographer: Erkki Poytaniemi)

Kids at Aqaba beach.

 (Photographer: Erkki Poytaniemi)

Loading rock phosphate in Aqaba port on the way to the diving site.

 (Photographer: Erkki Poytaniemi)

Our guide and friend Mikhi.

 (Photographer: Erkki Poytaniemi)

The sun set behind the Sinai mountains on the other side of Aqaba Gulf.

 

The Aqaba gallery is here.