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The Dead Sea in Ein Bokek (June 13, 2008)

One day in the south part of the Dead Sea in Ein Bokek to swim in the lowest spot on the earth.

Ein Gedi


The Dead Sea is the lowest point of the Earth: 420 metres below sea level. Between Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, the sea is actually a salt lake. With a surface area superior to 1000km², fed by Jordan River. The mean salinity of oceans is between 4 and 6%, the salinity of Dead Sea is superior to 30%. It is the saltiest sea of the world. This high density results in floating of humans.

For this day on the Dead Sea’s shore, we woke up at Ein Gedi, a kibbutz on the west side.

Ein Gedi, Israel Ein Gedi, Israel
Ein Gedi, Israel
Youth hostel in Ein Gedi.

Ein Bokek


Then we drove to Ein Bokek, a sea resort with a lot of hotels. For 125 NIS (25€) we spent the day in one of them. We enjoyed sauna, hamam and pool. We tested also the swimming in the Dead Sea! The feeling is surprising, we float and it is almost impossible to swim.

Ein Bokek, Israel Ein Bokek, Israel
Ein Bokek, Israel The Dead Sea in Ein Bokek.

Ein Bokek, Israel Ein Bokek, Israel
Ein Bokek, Israel Ein Bokek, Israel
The hostel beach.

The Dead Sea in the evening


After this day of relaxation we went back to Tel Aviv, following the Dead Sea and then crossing the West Bank.

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