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Feb 23, 2014 - The Dead Sea

On the way to the Dead Sea we stopped at a rather busy Greek Orthodox Church. Unlike the tourist sites this was very active and visually interesting Many of the "Holy Sites" have not been kept up. One would think ... Just past Qumran we came across a deserted sea side kibbutz. Not all were successful and perhaps security concerns spelled doom for this one. We had looked forward to swimming in the Dead Sea. At Mineral Beach we donned our swim gear and headed for the water. Even though it was February the water wasn't too cold once you got in...

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Jan 6, 2011 - Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea

After arriving in Israel, and wow, what a difference. The desert is the same, the resort town is the same (by the way, resort towns are the same EVERYWHERE. not kidding.), and yet, the people are already different. So ready to talk. Did I stick my foot in my mouth, you might ask? Oh yes. Immediately. I step up to the window to get my ticket to Masada. "One ticket to Masada please." "Where is that?" "Umm... it's just north of here, near Ein Gedi." "Ohh! You want to go to Ein Gedi!" "No, I want to go to Masada please." "I don't know where...

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Eva's Big Adventure

Jan 3, 2011 - The Dead Sea Scrolls

After careful research(the Avis attendant & trip forum feedback said it was safe, -- but against our cousins Gaby & Shmuel's advice, we drove continued all the way down Rte 90 along the West Bank of the Jordan river because that is the most direct and picturesque route...saving at least an hour of driving. The Israel portion of the route meanders through beautiful banana and date plantations, all very neat and orderly. We easily passed through the border security -- just waved our USA passports and received a pleasant "have fun." Once we...

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Kaufmans in Israel

May 30, 2009 - Day 5 - Ein Gedi

We didn’t get further than the parking lot at En Gedi but we did get a chance to see into the canyon and view the waterfall from a distance. En Gedi stands out from the rest of the arid landscape. David hid here in the many caves for 40 months or so. There were several ibex deer that were so tame they came up to you like a deer at Fall Creek Falls. They were definitely used to people being around. We stopped at the Dead Sea cosmetics factory called Ahava . The women loved the stop and the men graciously tolerated the sidetrack!

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Jan 8, 2009 - Day 8-Ein Gedi

We drove to the Ein Gedi Spa where we would spend some time by the Dead Sea. We each got a towel and we had to share lockers. I changed in my bathing suit. We had to wait and catch a shuttle to take us from the spa to the Dead Sea. This is because the Dead Sea has dried up and is no longer right next to the hotels and spas. When we finally got to the Dead Sea, Lindsey, Jen, and I put our stuff on lounge chairs at the farthest end of the "beach" area. Then we all headed over to the mud pit. Everyone (but me) covered themselves in the mud....

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Israel

Dec 25, 2008 - Christmas in Israel

Today we leave the fun and sun of Jerusalem and head for the Dead Sea. Our first stop was the Ein Gedi Spa, a “day spa” if you will on the Dead Sea. A bit far from the actual beach, there is shuttle train for the 1 kilometre trek. Even though it is cold and raining, we waded into the sea and bobbed around like apples for about 15 minutes. We would have stayed longer but I was convinced I was going to get bronchitis. After floating in the Dead Sea for a bit, you can cover yourself with black mud and shower in a hot sulfur shower. Afterwards,...

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