The Dead Sea, Located about an hour east of Jerusalem, beyond the sea level hills of the Judaean Desert is the lowest point on earth. The Dead Sea is not actually a sea, but rather a large lake that borders Israel to the west and Jordan to the east. Remarkably, it is over 1,400 feet below sea level. On this Dead Sea road trip I was accompanied by a fellow from tour operator in Israel.
Our first stop was at the northern end of the lake at a private beach which does require a fee but provides shaded spots, fresh water showers, a snack bar, and an area full of Dead Sea mud to detoxify you.”This is the most bizarre and glorious experience. I mean I am not holding any air in my lungs and I’m just totally floating. (more…)