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I came to Eilat 2 weeks ago and planned to just stay here a week. Now I’m here for one more week, a total of 3. I live aboard a sailboat here in the marina and work there during the day as a crew member. It’s amazing to wake up on the sailboat, jump into the water, snorkel with tropical fish, go parasailing and enjoy the warm breezes on the beach during the night with new friends. The nightlife is good and the city never sleeps. I’ll never forget this vacationover 5 years ago
This summer I am spending 3 weeks in Israel. I’m hoping to be able to spend a few days in Eilat before returning to Tel Aviv and then home.
Eilat- the most remote city in Israel (to most of the Israelis), is on the southern tip of the country. Countless times, on the nationwide weather report, they even forget to mention it. However, it is considered Israel’s hottest (and at the same time coolest), most attractive, tourist spot! Reddish tones, and dry climate, of the desert mountains that encircle the city give the visitor many nearby nature trails. From tiny motels to grand hotels, from delicious food served in many restaurants to a veriaty of night clubs, pubs, parties, and festivals, the city welcomes tourists. But, frankly, it’s all about the sea. Eilat sits on the shores of the Red Sea- home for dazzling coral reefs and marine fauna and flora. Sea-related attractions include windsurfing, parasailing, kitesurfing, boating, just chilling on the beach, snorkling, and of course SCUBA diving. Two places that are also worth visiting are the Dolphin Reef and the Underwater Observatory Marine Park (of Coral World). Sadly, the reefs detiriorate at an alarming rate- because of pollution, and humans who disrespect mother earth (or in this case, father sea). Yet, there is still plenty to see at the Gulf of Eilat, and people come here to dive from different parts of the world. The atmosphere in Eilat is very laid-back; a total contrast to the stressed Israeli lifestyle. Oh, and Eilat is also good for shopping- it’s VIT free.
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