Sounds dreamy, right? A night out under the open sky, soft sounds of the sea near your feet, sand moulding to your body like memory foam. Not quite.
We heard that sleeping on the beach in Eilat was an option and decided to try it out for our first night in town – despite having a place to stay. (Our friends didn’t have a place to stay so we didn’t want to bail on them, plus we thought that it would be a fun idea.) Maybe the complete lack of people sleeping on the beach in February should have been a clue, but our romantic beach night was cut short by reality.
When you’re not moving around and don’t have a sleeping pad, sleeping out on the sand is COLD! Even in 60 degree weather.
After 90 minutes of sleep-free snuggling, we decided to go for a stroll around town and wrote this from a (warm!) hotel lobby in Eilat. In fine spirits, we made the best of our night and will definitely be taking our friend up on his hospitality for night number two.
Ayo’s life realization: Having hospitable friends and/or a baseline of money is important. Sleeping inside is nice.
Yair’s: Sleeping pads and tents have a purpose.
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