The Masada Hostel
Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
In the matter of 1 day, we went from remote desert in Jordan, to ancient fortress in Israel.
In between, we saw the Red Sea from a distance (yup, the same one that was separated for Moses), got taxied to the border where we saw Israelis in casual clothes with automatic guns, had security staff joke with us about women PMSing, walked 100m …
... music is always really good.
Devotional Portion= The Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea with fresh water, and when it exists the water is salty. As Christians we are not to just take all the fresh water that is given and give nothing back but is instead a two way street. Give a little and take a little.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good ...
... is to canal in sea water, make it potable, and then pump the remaining saline "backwater" into the Dead Sea, which could maintain it's level. The holdup to the plan now is cost and delicate negotiations between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority, all of which would have land bordering the canal, and stand to benefit from the water.
All of us made the obligatory "swim" in the Dead Sea. Anna was a bit hesitant, as the water has a slightly ...
... went uphill to the second family, where we saw bread being baked in the traditional way. 'The traditional way’ means in a hole in the ground; a fire sits in a shallow depression, the embers and fuel are swept to the side, the dough is placed on the ashes and covered in more ashes, embers, and the rest of the fire, and left for ten minutes. Then it is turned, then taken out, beaten against a towel to remove most of the ashes, and eaten. It does not ...
... of Mamshit, but not as well preserved. This, we learned, was a Ghassulian temple from the Middle Chalcolithic period, more than 5,500 years old! And like the Nabateans of Mamshit, we didn’t have a clue as to who the Ghassulians were or, for that matter, what the Chalcolithic period was! Well retrospective tourism allowed me to look up the Chalcolithic: This was the “Copper Age,” which came right after the Neolithic and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Masada Hostel Ein Bokek
this hostels is very clean, has hot water to cook tea or coffee. The breakfast is very good. The place is very near to the Masada Fort.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.