Kibbutz Ein Gedi
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This is an amazing location in the world. I have stayed both at the Kibbutz (Botanical Gardens) and Field School (hostel). Both were excellent accomodations and food! The hostel is much less expensive what is different is the Kibbutz has an awesome pool, lies in the heart of a very spectacular botanical garden, and you are closer to real Israeli life from the Kibbutz.
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We picked up the hire car from Avis, King David Street in Jerusalem at 9am. We decided against hiring a sat nav and got given rough directions on how to navigate our way out of the city. After a few wrong turns we were on Route 1 which would soon turn into Route 90, this would take us down to the Dead Sea, our next destination. We had to be careful …
... stop was on starting the journey back.... and the best stop. I got to float in the Dead Sea. Amazingly, the salt did not sting me at all which lets me know that I do not have any open wounds on me :) I scoured the shore and found a huge salt chunk which I grabbed to bring home but forgot along with my rock :'( (might be a good thing depending on customs of the way back.) I decided to put some mud on one leg but no where else to compare the difference and had a lack of time. ...
Today we visit the temple mount. It's a wow experience in many ways.
It is there that Herod the Great enlarged the Israel's Temple. Of course today the Muslim Mosque is what is presently there. It's build right over Mount Moriah, the same area where Abraham attempted to sacrifice Issaac. You cannot go in and visit, and they won't let you get too close to it.
Somewhere up there is where the old temple was. Then we made our way out and went down ...
... Anna told me this was the best money we spent on the entire trip.
Unsure what the restaurant situation would be in the Jewish area on Shabbat night, our hotel recommended what turned out to be an excellent Italian restaurant within an easy walk. We ate outside and the weather was simply perfect as the stars slowly emerged. As with almost every night since we arrived, we all collapsed into bed shortly thereafter.