Daniel Dead Sea Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
Our day began with devotions on the bus from Psalm 121 as we drove through the Judean desert mountains. When the Israelites would travel through these desert mountains on their ascents to Jerusalem and sing Psalm 121 (a song of ascent), it is so beautifully obvious that they would look to these mountains and say, "I lift up my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from...?"... there would have been NO help from these hills; they are totally ...
... in addition to rows and rows of every conceivable product made with minerals from the Dead Sea, had every variety of handicraft and high-quality souvenirs. When I lived in Jordan, the idea of souvenirs -- aside from junk made in China -- was foreign. Things had changed. A man from the shop attached himself to us, and we spent more than an hour seeing everything in the store. He was Jordanian and had been working for the U.S. Army as a cultural adviser ...
... the can, so it smoulders; the kohl is the accumulated residue. The process takes a while, so while we waited Elias – and later Olivia – struck up a football (soccer) game with the four kids who lived there. Again, there was no linguistic overlap, but they had a pretty good time kicking the ball around. When the kohl was done cooling, one of the women of the household applied it first to Cindy, then to Olivia. Bedouin men wear it also – ...
... in the day. I suspected that there would be no shofar blowing or white-clad dervishes beating drums for the photographers.
Then it was time to leave Ein Gedi and prepare for the high point of Annie’s birthday: a dip in the Dead Sea! We drove to a spot where we were told there were changing rooms and outside showers, a must after a pickling in the briny deep.
Although this was the Dead Sea, it was also January 4th. ...
... and guard towers.
All of the Israeli hotels on the Dead Sea are located within five minutes of each other, on a spit of land called Ein Boqeq, about an hour and a half southeast of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is pretty high up, with a fair amount of evergreen vegetation around. As you descend to the east and pass out of Jerusalem you are descending into the same Rift Valley that runs all the way south into eastern Africa – the one ...
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