Le Meridien Dead Sea Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
... Israeli military carrying machine guns as we buy our ice cream and coffee. Understanding Scripture more deeply is priority for me on this tour; experiencing the reality of Middle East tension is a bonus.
Our first stop for the day way Arad in the Negev desert where the Israelites defeated the Canaanites. (Numbers 21) It was also in this area that we saw the archeological remains of one of the unapproved temple-like structures/altars away ...
... they had beautiful mosaics, which were made by handicapped children in Madaba, as well as ceramics from Azraq, and many more. Suffice it to say, what had been envisioned as a five-minute stop to stock up on beauty cream turned into an hour-and-a-half of talking, shopping, and drinking mint tea.
At this point, we had planned to visit the Baptism Site of Jesus, which was a few miles up the road. This site was not discovered or excavated until the late ...
... s Camp!”). I learned to canoe, water ski, and swim long distances. But the one thing they could never teach me was to float on my back. Hard as I tried, when I stopped flapping my arms and legs I just sank like an anchor toward the crab shells at the bottom of the bay. It was humiliating. But in the Dead Sea I could float like a champ! Even with my toes sticking way up out of the water. Even with my head craned forward so I could see Annie on ...
... After the Dead Sea, we took the bus to Ein Bokek for a nature hike, but it started underneath a drainage ditch. I was questioning why a nature trial would begin like this, but it shows that you cannot judge a book by its cover, because I loved hiking up the hills. Nevertheless, the hike was called simple and easy. I would like to know what consists easy in Israel. I feel that when showing photos of nature, a picture is ...
... edge of the water, you can see that the salt actually extends out into the middle of the sea, at the bottom of the water, which is so saturated with salt that it can’t hold any more; the remaining salt precipitates out and covers the bottom, occasionally amassing into piles and mesas that poke out of the surface of the water at intervals. The water itself has an odd slimy texture; it doesn’t feel like water so much as some kind of ...
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