When in Rome…

Sometimes its flat out PRICEY to do as the Romans do, but I floated in the Dead Sea, nonetheless.  I made it down (down, because it’s the lowest place on Earth) to the coast for a long and relaxing day at the beach after getting whisked through all the security checkpoints at the airport to obtain a tourist visa like I was some hot shot diplomat or something.  Leaving the airport, though, was a little less friendly.  Apparently I hired an “unofficial” official airport taxi to take me to the Sea, meaning he was not actually an official driver who is allowed to pick up at the airport.  I honestly knew as much Arabic as he did English, so we didn’t communicate very well to begin with, and so, well, being a tourist, I got taken advantage of a little and had to pay more than I wanted to.  All that aside, the Dead Sea was unbelievable.  Its one of those things that doesn’t disappoint.  The temperatures were pushing 110° F and the water was far more buoyant than I had even expected.  If any of you out there are life guard certified, COME BE A LIFE GUARD AT THE DEAD SEA for a summer because it’s got to be the safest swimming in the world.  (As long as there’s no trouble with Palestine on the other side.)



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3 responses to “When in Rome…

  1. Guido Storm

    Look at you. Just living the life floating feet up in the Dead Sea. Still, it’s no Lake Dunmore.

  2. Seth

    Floating?! It looks like you’re sitting on a rock out there. SOO wierd looking. Hee ha.

  3. Jaime

    Wow 110 degrees. Sounds like one large hottub!

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