Eilat 2003

The flights were incredibly cheap — 95NIS (1 person/1 way). Thank you, Arkia.

Caesar hotel is OK, not 5* and without the wonderful omelettes like in Orchid, but who cares about the hotels, when there is the sea, the desert, and the restaurants.

And the tax-less shopping — i bought myself a Hohner chromonica and i’m gonna learn it (420NIS), Ray-Ban sunglasses (450NIS, usually it’s 900NIS, and strangely i don’t hate myself for buying sunglasses…) and also Rockfour’s “For Fans Only” and Led Zeppelin IV (it’s about time).

Made a quad runner (“tractoron”) trip in the desert. Expensive (150NIS) but fun. Now i want a motorbike.

Restaurants:

  • Eddie’s Hideaway — hidden in an actual Eilati neighbourhood, it is a real hideaway, worth seeking out! The food is mostly French, big selection of big steaks. When there, don’t miss the appetizers. Great service.
  • Santa-Fe — Mexican/(Native) American, whatever, very good. Bean soup, wonderful pork osso buco, amazing smoked chicken (a complete one), and Isla De Mujeres — profiterolles with ice-cream and chocolate sauce.

On the last day we won another free weekend in Caesar. Thank you, God (and sorry about that osso buco).

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