Saturday, September 6, 2008


Such a lovely day today, we went to this place called En Gedi which was a beautiful national park in Israel in which there is wild life and waterfalls, and lovely hikes.
We climbed so rocks and came to a waterfall and pool. We swam in the water which was nice and refreshing since it was so hot in that desert. We continued the hike to look at the wildlife and the views. When then went to the dead sea and floated in the warm, salty water. It was a strange phenomenon to float so buoyantly in the water. The high contents of salt kept you at its surface. Apparently you had to be careful not to get it in your eyes or it would burn, if you swallowed it you would vomit and if you inhaled it into your lungs you could die. And let me just remind you about how salt feels on cuts and wounds.. well apparently shaving is like leaving tiny open cuts on your skin. Nonetheless, we had a great time. We found a mud puddle and smeared the nutritious minerals all over our faces and bodies. It was like a free spa and our skin felt so nice and soft afterwards. We also stopped at a Bedouin village that day to ride camels. Such a tourist thing, but “when in Rome”. After a long week of meetings and such it was a welcomed day off.

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