|Dec 23. This was the last day in Egypt; today we would take the ferry to Jordan. Unfortunately, it wasn't an efficient ferry - it was scheduled for 2 but would really leave sometime between 2 and 8. We had to spend 1.5 hours in the terminal, (spending the remaining Egyptian pounds on chips and water). Finally, the boat was ready for the two hour crossing. It was a very disorganized boarding process - Mego was experienced with this and had us wait to the very end so that our luggage was at the most accessible point (and then easy to pick up as we left). Visas were issued on the boat so we didn't have to clear immigration at port. We did, however, have to have our luggage scanned. It was dark by the time we got to Aqaba and met our new tour guide, Riyad. As he took us to the hotel, we could immediately tell that Jordan was more prosperous than Egypt. The Jordan Dinar was worth 8 Egyptian pounds (at par with the Euro) and meals cost from 5-12 JD (a 2 liter bottle of water was 0.35 JD). We wandered around Aqaba a bit and then went to bed.