The Dead Sea: A Photo Diary

August 2018

Floating in the Dead Sea had been on my bucket list for years: the idea of a sea so salty that you floated seemed pretty surreal. We visited the Dead Sea on the Jordanian side, on a day trip from Amman. On the trip we also visited Mount Nebo (the place where, according to the bible, Moses was shown the Promised Land) and Madaba. We organised this day trip through Cliff Hotel.

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The water was 36 degrees and the outside temperature was 34 degrees. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, and make sure not to get any water in your eyes, ears or mouth. It stings!

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We couldn’t resist lathering ourselves in mud which is rich in calcium, magnesium, sodium and calcium and believed to have healing properties. It cost 3JD each (~$6AUD).

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Seriously such a cool experience, it's definitely worth a spot on your bucket list.

Sarah in a train in Sri Lanka

by Sarah Jackson

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