5/7/14

1 Dead Sea Swimming

We made sure to take a dip in the Dead Sea on our Middle Eastern journey. And yes, what they say is true: it's really salty--so salty, in fact, that you float--and the mud is divine. Oh, and it's home to the lowest bar in the world.


We went to a place called Kalia Beach. One thing that amazed me was how much the Dead Sea continues to evaporate; some folks say it's dying. You now have to walk down loads and loads of steps (where water used to be) just to reach the shore. 


Then it was time to strip down and be brave.




Tod's floating like he's in outer space. It was actually sort of difficult not to roll like a log in the salty water.

The hardest part about this, actually, was walking out of the water without busting my ass in the really slick mud. I may or may not have been successful.

In any event, we had a great time. (One piece of advice though: don't shave your legs right before you go. The water really is salty.)
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