Getting Dirty: Dead Sea Style

Tootsies in  the soaking Dead Sea!

Tootsies soaking in the Dead Sea!

January 29, 2010 – Dead Sea, Jordan

We were in it to have fun: giggling, laughing, splashing (but just a little – no salt in the eyes!) Visiting the Dead Sea was the proverbial Day at the Beach.

First we did our floating bit, bobbing up and down in the water, “standing” in the water without touching the bottom, drifting on our backs, suspended yoga positions.

This is all possible because a third of the Dead Sea is salt, which would make it about 10 x more salty than the ocean. Then we played together: building rock pyramids on each other, creating a human train, synchronized swim routines. Basically we ignored all the rules (except one: No Diving!) and had a blast!

Floating in the salty water
Salt in the eyes burns!
Salt in the eyes burns!
Breaking all the rules!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But by far the best part was the mud. I spied the buckets of mud from the beach and then I was gone, sprinting toward the lifeguard stand and the buckets of black paste-like goop.

Lathering on the mud!
Lathering on the mud!
Um, this is going to make me pretty, right?
Um, this is going to make me pretty, right?
Mud Bathing Beauties unite!

Mud Bathing Beauties unite!
Mud Bathing Beauties attack!

Mud Bathing Beauties attack!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mud is supposed to be full of “energizing minerals,” guaranteed to make my skin “tingle deliciously” and “radiate with a newborn freshness.”

Um, OK. I’m in!

 

 

 

 

The rest of the gang finally caught up.

Let the mud wars begin Whoo hoo!

 

 

Getting dirty, Dead Sea style.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted on Saturday, January 30th, 2010 and is filed under Arab Region.

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