Does Google Maps confuse me with Moses?
All I wanted to know is the aerial distance from Aqaba, Jordan to Taba, Egypt. I figured if I found out the road distance, I could estimate from it.
I certainly had not bargained for Google Maps asking me to driving ON the Red Sea to a city way down south of Taba and then drive back up north on the highway like driving on the sea was no big deal!
BTW, the real answer is about 12 km. No thanks to Google Maps.
Edit: Have to edit this for Ram Narayanan – he thinks Google Maps is the original reason why Moses had to do it the way he did!! I have changed the title in honor of Ram’s comment!