The Dead Sea and its mud: My picks for this week’s Travel Tuesday! So many stories I had heard of its healing waters, the misery you find yourself in if even just one drop falls into your mouth or eyes, the vast and serene landscapes you enjoy simply by driving through the area. I was thrilled to finally go, for the first time, on December 2008 (as I studied abroad in Egypt). Yep: I just hopped on a bus and traveled the region! Several items were crossed off my travel bucket list 😀
We visited the Dead Sea public beach, which I believe is located in the Ein Gedi area. We bathed in mud, floated on our backs and our bellies. You know, the whole deal 😉 You come out as if you had just submerged from a fountain of youth, with your skin feeling as smooth as a baby’s butt (maybe even softer). Ahhh, how much I would give to have a little “miracle pool” with waters like these on my own backyard!
Oh and that black ball over my head? Just my hair in a bun 😛 trust me, you don’t want any of that Dead Sea mud or potent salty water to get anywhere near it. And considering how huge my afro is…even more so!
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I visited the Dead Sea in 1985. What I found was a wonderful, relaxing place which has magical healing powers. The medical staff and hotel personnel were very polite and helpful. Would love to be able to go back for a visit!
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Love the photos of you covered with mud. Great shots! I’ve never been to this area of the world, but I’ve heard lots of great stories from travellers who have visited. Thanks for reminding me to add this to my bucket list 🙂
Glad to hear you have the Dead Sea on your Travel Bucket List girls! Lily-The Middle East truly is a special region that gets too much unnecessary bad rep – it is not nearly as bad as “advertised” on Western news. Can’t wait to hear yyour stories when you finally go! 😉
Love the shot of you covered in the mud! too fun- would definitely want to experience this at some point in my life.