Aqaba is the capital of Jordan’s Aqaba Governorate, and it is a pleasant city to go around in, being fairly well-developed and equipped with a good number of paved roads. While it has been the primary port of the kingdom to the Red Sea for ages, getting around Aqaba by boat is not actually a popular option for itinerants within its boundaries. The most popular ways of getting around the city are still land-based, for this is not a city strewn with rivers and waterways that render it navigable by boat. This, much like the rest of Jordan, is still a place where terran travel dominates.
Travel by land in the region is easy. Rail is not popular and is in fact very underdeveloped, as far as passenger travel is concerned. Most of the still-functioning rails are mostly just for transporting goods and products, not people. Road travel, on the other hand, is strong and convenient. [Read more…]