We tried to stay as spontaneous as possible and also tried to save money. That's why we planned the trip to the Dead Sea spontaneously and without booking any tour. We found ourselves running for some busses, fighting with the busdrivers because we didn't understand eachother but finally we made it on the way to the Dead Sea (via Jerusalem, but we've been there two days before already). We googled for a good place to get off the bus but when we were there, people on the bus told us not to get off there, we were afraid of not having enough time at the water as our only bus back left in 3 hours already... Finally we got of at some unknown place, where (other than the bus driver said) they took an entrance fee. Well student discount and not to high demand for special treatments and products made it fine. And finally, we were there, at this most significant place I have seen in a long time. I couldn't believe that you would really swim without moving so I was really amazed when I lay there and couldn't swim on my belly as my feet wouldn't stay under water! I just lied there and enjoyed this feeling of absolute freedom! Of course we took this pictures of reading newspaper! After that we also tried the mud next to the water, which was great fun! Later we had to leave for the bus but it was late 20 minutes and then full up to the maximum, we had to sit on the bus floor most of the way... But those chaotic parts were worth it as the Dead Sea was one of the highlights of the whole trip!
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