Floating in the Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea
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During this cold winter and dark days in Germany it was time to research some places, where we could see the sun again and feel a warming touch on our skin. One of our Bucketlist goals for 2019 was to visit the dead sea – so why shouldnt we escape for a weekend and do a little roadtrip to the lowest point on earth dipping pitas in hummus and watching pastel coloured sunsets?

We planned this trip more or less spontaneously, as I did a lot of research on the dead sea before. The area around the actual “lake” is not really pictureqsque, as it looks mostly like a construction side. So we headed to the southside of the Dead Sea to Ein Bokek (En Boqueq) where salt is extracted from the water, due to that the water is crystal clear, no waves and its creating a range of colours from green to turquoise mixed with soft pastel shades !

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When we arrived and the sun already began to set, creating a beautiful image of Jordanian mountains which were reflecting like in a mirror on the surface of the water , we immediately wanted to take a bath in this miracle of a lake! Being so excited I took of my FlipFlops and ran into the water – WORST IDEA EVER =D – The beach is made of salt crystals and it hurts like razor blades under your feet =D ha ha

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Okay so when we slowly arrived to the waterfront, we tried to get into the water and it was colder then expected about 18° and it was a total crazy feeling that you can not sit on the ground because the water is pushing our backs to the surface – its such a strange feeling we could not stop smiling and laughing =D so we layed back and started to float with smiling faces– a really magical experience watching  the watersurface melting up with the horizont and watching the sun set. While „fying“ over the water.

When you get out of the water you realize that it feels like olive oil the texture is so different then normal water. It sticks everywhere- I had a bunch of problems with my camera equipment because you cant get it really of =D I mean there are showers everywhere but it will stick to you anyways! Not a really refreshing feeling and i was glad we visited this place during „winter“. I think during summer you must feel like a potatoe taking an oily bath to become a french frie =D ha ha

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Once we came back to our AirBnb which was located at a camping side – we made a little picknick with hummus, pita, goat cheese & olives. We had an amazing evening sitting there talking deep into the night while having some glasses of Israeli wine ! I will link the AirBnB because the host was really friendly and has build a special caravan with Wifi, TV Hot shower and 4 bedrooms creating space for 8 people, it is a really affordable accommodation. LINK TO AIRBNB

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Just a few recommendations for your bath to the dead sea:

  • Don’t shave your body a day before ! It will hurt really much =D
  • You should not drink the water as it has a poisoning effect because of the high salt level 33% the ocean has about 3 %
  • bring yourself water to drink and a bottle to wash your hands in case you bring camera gear
  • the water feels like oil and sticks everywhere
  • don’t take off your flipslops =D the salt crystals are really sharp
  • lay back and enjoy the sunset melting with the watersurface – its magical

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if  you concider visiting the deas sea, don’t think twice as the water level is declineing 1m per year. You should hurry with your visit =)

You can watch our experience in our highlights on Instagram with the title ‘Israel’ and please tag us in your holiday pictures if you are following our paths <3

XoXo Patrick  – #MoreAlohaLessGucci

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