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Published: October 31st 2012
Monday evening - Tuesday - Dead Sea
Monday evening - At the end of the day, we head to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, 400m below sea level and as we make the very long drive down, our ears keep popping. Would not want to have to climb up this highway on foot. The view is incredible as we drive down to our resort and towards a whole day tomorrow of kicking back and no touring. As much as we have absolutely loved this we are looking forward to some downtime, some pool and beach time. Once we got through security and dropped stuff at our room, we headed down to the beach through the resort property... a long way down...but we didn't make it down to the beach fast enough to see the sunset. Tomorrow we will do it. It is still hot and we spot a sign at the pool with the daily temperature! Did that really say 38 degrees?? Will check it tomorrow. We head in, unpack, and head for the pool in the dark....In we go......it was pretty dark but soon the motion sensored pool lights came on...which brought up a memory of
another pool incident in Tahitti with my sister Karen when the pool lights came on...another great laugh...can't trust those light sensors.....soon I realized I had my bathing suit bottoms on inside out...oh well...no one can see..and at least they weren't on backwards.. so much for being in a hurry and made for another good laugh. Great way to end our day. Dinner was great.
Tuesday - Here breakfast came with the room. Incredible food and got our coffee fill. We were able to get access to the spa for 25JD for the whole day...which is less than 40 Canadian. There are hydropools and two heated Dead Sea salt pools and infinity pools, rain showers, saunas, and places for tea, bars and restaurants…we are just blown away with the beauty of this resort and all the spa has to offer.
We spent most of the day going from one to the other and then down to the sea to cover ourselves with black mud and float in the Dead Sea….It was hard to try and stand up let me tell you… and a little bit of that seawater in your mouth goes a long way… What an incredible experience!
Couldn't sink if you tried. It was a blast and we met some pretty neat people and we noticed the resort wasn't crowded but then realized the weekend is over. Maybe 10 to 15 people in the water at any given time. Pretty mellow. Across the water we can see Israel.
I took quite a bit of time to make sure I could get sunset pics and got some incredible pictures with Sian floating in the gold reflection of the sunset on the Dead Sea. No such thing as having too many pictures of a sunset on the Dead Sea. Was a beautiful sunset and incredible moments to enjoy as this day came to an end. The food is great and the people so friendly. The resort is terraced right on the Dead Sea and oh could we use about 3 days here.
Am getting very good at handwashing laundry. Internet access is so unstable for us right here and hope to get better connections in Petra. We both decided we could have stayed here another full day but at least we got to sleep in and stop and play. Our room had electrical issues and I had
quite the shock in trying to pull out a plug on the camera. Took awhile to get someone else to get me the plug out of the wall…lol…none of the staff seemed to want to deal with it but finally got it for me...Incredible place. Every night I got to have my Amstel and Sian tried different cocktails. Need it after this heat. Watched a flock of ducks stroll by me as we head up in the morning with our luggage. Time to check out....head to Bethany by the Jordan, Madaba, Shawbak Castle and arrive in Petra by tonite. We are loving Jordan.
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