Good bye sweet Kempinski Aqaba Red Sea and your amazing breakfast buffet.

The service at this hotel was one of a kind. Constant attention, whether it be the bartender knowing our drinks, the complimentary dessert, or the amazing turn down service. This hotel really got it right, and is truly worthy of it’s 5 stars.

(Breakfast views @ The Kempinski Aqaba)

Over the three days I spent in Aqaba, I did the same thing every damn day. Which maybe normally would have bored me to death, but for this trip, it was exactly what I needed.

Up by 7am each morning dragging myself for a cheeky workout either on the beach or the hotel’s gym.  Followed by egg white omelettes and peanut butter pancakes for breakfast at AM/PM, the hotel’s breaky buffet.

Then a day at the pool via a private cabana that doesn’t cost you your morals or left arm (DAMN YOU VEGAS). Finally dinner at the hotel’s fresh fish or live BBQ restaurant, the live BBQ was my fav, such great authentic food.

Life is good people, really good. But all good things must come to an end.

Time to strap on my big girl panties and prepare for the trek to Petra.

(Aqua Lounge – Sangria by the Sea)

(Cheeky look at the Red Sea)

I was totally ignorant to what Petra was. I thought it was a city, and I guess in some ways it is. I dunno. I can’t be bothered to play Wikipedia but basically it is a really amazing ancient city dating back to 500BC. It is stunning, a 7 World Wonder, and a definite bucket list check off.

You realize how small you really are, and how meaningless your life is when you see something like this, or at least that’s how I felt. JUST KIDDDDDING! You guys know me, never one to get sentimental or give a damn.

I’m dedicating a whole post to Petra, because it took 9 hours of my life to get through so I’m acting like it was worth it. Was it ? Stay tuned to find out.