I assumed that the ride through Jordan would be unique, but I couldn’t imagine the landscapes I went through. First stop on this exciting road trip was Dead Sea.
The Dead Sea is a salt lake and is completely devoid of life, hence its name. Located on the border between Israel and Jordan, is one of the most intriguing natural phenomena. Alongside being incredibly salty (almost 10 times more salt than ordinary seawater) the Dead Sea is famous for being the lowest point on Earth. Its surface measures around 400 metres below sea level.
The first day at the Dead Sea was quite cloudy and the humidity was high, even some rain fell. In fact, going into the lake was not attractive to me at all. I was a little cold, I forced myself to experience it at least briefly. I stayed at the resort that had an access to the beach only to have the possibility of rinsing the salt after swimming, actually floating in Dead Sea. The water is dense, that’s what allows you to effortlessly float and makes almost impossible to swim. I didn’t know what to expect when I went in the water the first time. I walked myself to a part where I could float. When I finally kicked off the ground I was laughing instantly, it’s such a crazy feeling.
I was so happy I didn’t want to go out. Because the water is so salty, it’s incredibly dehydrating so you’ll only want to soak in the sea for a max 15 minutes. I have to admit that I stayed a little longer. The feeling on the skin after floating is kinda oily and the skin incredibly soft.
If you’re planning to visit the Dead Sea, you’ll only need one night there since there’s not much else around. The next morning the much-desired sun finally shone, and we headed south along the Dead Sea, the scenes were truly beautiful and we often stopped to admire the scenery.
TIP: If you have any cuts on your body you will feel it and it will likely sting.
I hope you like this little photo diary I put together to share my time adventuring around Dead Sea. Let me know if you have visited Jordan and how did you like it. If anyone has any feedback I’d be so appreciative to receive your comments and questions below.