Driving along the Dead Sea gives you an astonishing view over this 67 kilometers long salt lake. The Dead Sea is surrounded by mountains to the east and Israel to the west. It`s the lowest point on Earth and I floated in it. Because of the density of the sea, it makes swimming similar to floating. How cool is that!
Floating in the Dead Sea was quite an adventure, it`s a strange feeling. You go into the sea like you would go into any other water. The difference is that when you do nothing and take your feet from the ground, you just float! It doesn`t matter if you`re on your belly or on your back. I definitely saw some funny maneuvers going on…
The Dead Sea is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean, which makes it impossible for animals to live there, hence the name: Dead Sea. Biblically it used to be a sanctuary for King David and you could still call it a sanctuary I think, a place to refuge and feel protected. Closing off from the world, being one with your body and soul, a space for you to relax and renew. Like I experienced at a Spa. A lot of visitors come here for the healing powers of the salt and the minerals.
I had my first Meridian Line massage at the spa of the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar. With this massage they concentrate on the Meridian Lines, also called “energy lines”. Because they restore the balance of the energy lines, the body becomes more flexible and stress-free. It felt like my little sanctuary, where I could escape and only had to lay down, enjoy the pampering and get swept away by the soothing music. And after 90 minutes I felt totally relaxed. It`s hard not to in the serene setting. Definitely a Zen moment!
The sunsets in Jordan have been breathtaking. The colors just pop out and everything is so peaceful.
Some Practical tips
• Try not to get the salt in your mouth or eyes, you will regret it!
• Don`t shave just before going in, it stings!
Highlights of Jordan: From the Desert to the Sea