|Tim and I floating in the Dead Sea|
The warm, soothing, hyper-saline water of the Dead Sea is nearly ten times saltier than ocean water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra.
|Tim reading the paper while floating in the Dead Sea|
You can even coat yourself in the Dead Sea therapeutic black mud. Known since biblical times for its rejuvenating effects on the skin, black mud stimulates the blood circulation and cleans, purifies and restores the skin.
We enjoyed Amman Beach, which offers several pools, shower facilities, and a restaurant. Our tips for visitng the Dead Sea:
- Bring some water shoes as the crystallized sea salt can cut up your feet when trying to walk on it
- Take care not to get water in your eyes
- Bring an old bathing suit you can just toss out after
- Be sure to shower after your float in the sea; the salt will be caked on you
To see all of our pictures from the Dead Sea, click here.