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Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
... Nadav, joined them. Iris and I stayed home and chilled with Orna who was keeping a constant vigil over her phone for any news from Nir.
OK, this off road ride is something new. I have done some off road in our organised trips such as the Camino de Santiago this time last year. Some of our rides this trip in Morocco and Turkey were off road too. This time, I was the novice and the locals were the leaders. As Shahar and Nadav set ...
... rocky pool and stood under the waterfall that emptied into it. Iris could stand it no more. She donned Yaron's Tevas (the stones in the pool were quite sharp and prickly on our delicate feet) and walked in fully clothed! Resistance was futile! There were no change rooms about but Chris managed to persuade me to get into my bathers. By standing and holding up his tee-shirt like a matador, he became my human screen. There were a few ...
... to our pick up
point. As has so often happened, there was a breakdown in communication between
us and the book. In this case, and upon rereading it numerous times, the book
described what we had to do inaccurately and we subsequently missed the turn
off. Sometimes you miss a turn off, back
track a few minutes and no harm done. And sometimes you miss a turn off, climb
an ascent that is equally as hard, if not more so than the one you did 4 hours
From Masada, we headed back to Ein Boqeq, had lunch, and then went to Kate and Jake’s hotel, where we snuck into the spa to use the heated, indoor Dead Sea water pool. This was much more comfortable than trying to swim in the actual Dead Sea in December, although maybe not quite so authentic.
The first step into the water is like any other. So is the second. At the third, you begin to realize that something is not ...
... large numbers of local people. But that they persist does give a person hope.
Back at St. George's, after dinner we met with Jeff Halper, the co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Halper was nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, so add him to the list of really eminent folks who have met with us! But he is a delightful, unassuming guy originally from Hibbing, Minnesota. He did ...