Leonardo Club Dead Sea Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
... in the West Bank. One of the boys taken is a US citizen. Terrorism and daily bombs into the Gaza Strip are routine in Israel... experiencing that enviroment is sobering. It's notable to say, however, that I feel safer in Israel than I do in Chicago with all of its gang activity and gun presence. Israeli citizens are not allowed to have guns; only the military has weapons. On some of our bathroom stops near Palestinian Territories, we rub ...
... as a good friend of mine when I lived there worked for USAID. His primary portfolio was working with the then queen (Queen Noor; wife of the late King Hussen) to set up workshops across the country to sponsor and encourage local handicrafts. It was in its infancy then, but it was very pleasing to see that the plan worked, and the results were evident throughout the store -- and even later, in Petra, where we saw all kinds of signs denoting USAID support. As ...
... to Hosein, our host, tell us a little about himself. It turns out he spent a number of years working in Petra, and is a cousin of the guy whose cave Elias was invited to tour when we were there. We also heard the improbable story of how he met his wife - a Hungarian opera singer – a tale involving a donkey wearing sunglasses and a bandana. Jordan really is a remarkable place.
The next morning we met our ride and hit the road for Amman, the capital city of ...
... and unexpected feeling was the quality of the water: Rather than being simply wet, it felt a bit greasy. All that saline was really getting our attention even before we were in it deep enough to try floating! But float we did.
This was a special treat for me since I’d never been able to stay afloat in normal water. When I was a kid my parents shipped me to a YMCA camp on the Chesapeake Bay called Camp Letts (its motto: ...
... Hong Kong ran $350 a night, but we only needed one room.) It was also – by a wide margin – in first place for Poorest Service. I don’t actually mind paying a lot of money for a hotel, and I don’t mind waiting an hour between arriving and getting keys to the room, but I do have some trouble with doing both at the same time. I manfully tried to keep it positive; the fact that the signage in the room all bore the name of ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool