Last week our family went to the Dead Sea. First when we got there we went right into the water carefully because you don’t want to splash water into your mouth, nose or eyes. The water in the Dead Sea is so salty that it could hurt you and make you sick if it gets in your eyes or you swallow it.
Once the water gets up to your knees you squat down and lay back carefully. Now you are floating on top of the water! I never thought I could float on water so easily. If you want to float on water without any problem, this is the place to go.
After we were done floating, we went to take a shower on the beach. At a nearby store we had bought a big bucket of Dead Sea mud. We put the mud on once we were dry and after 20 minutes went back in the water to scrub it off. Once you are done taking off the mud and floating in the water some more, your skin is so soft and smooth.
My favorite part was just floating in the water, putting on mud and helping put mud on each other. If you don’t like putting your head under water when you swim or you are not a good swimmer yet, the Dead Sea is the place for you because you don’t want to put your head under water and all you have to do is float!
After our swim we also visited the En Gedi Nature Reserve. This is a beautiful park where you hike up to a waterfall. Here are some picture from our hike.