Floating in the Dead Sea

IMG_3202.jpgAfter a phenomenal adventure full of hiking and camping through Wadi Rum and Petra, we were ready for a little R&R.  The final stop on our Jordanian journey – the Dead Sea- was perfect for just that.

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After a scenic drive along the King’s Way and through Wadi Araba, we were greeted with a hazy coast full of jade green water.  It was at least 10 degrees warmer in Northern Jordan than it had been in the desert, so we were happy to have a little sunshine in our lives.

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We had gotten pretty gross after all of the hiking and desert wandering and the campsites had offered pretty limited shower facilities, so we were ready for a slightly more pampering experience.  We got a pretty sweet deal at a spa resort (~$60/night – including buffet breakfast and a private beach), which seemed like the perfect way to end our holiday.

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Being able to float in the super salty water was an insanely cool sensation.  It was very difficult for me to abide by the one-hour-at-a-time rule because it was so relaxing.

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The next few days were spent swimming, floating, sunbathing, and enjoying some drinks in the sunshine.  It was the perfect end to a fantastic vacation.

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Some local brew

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An incredible sunset

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