Traveling Around Jordan: the Dead Sea

To continue with our blog trip around Jordan (see the first stop here), the next stop is the Dead Sea.


Located at the lowest place on Earth, 1,388 ft (423 meters) below sea level, it's one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet. This means that the water is extra buoyant and the mineral rich mud is good for your skin. Floating in the water is one of the more unique experiences I've had. Moving around is really difficult. You can kind of walk around without your feet touching anything, although trying to keep you feet underneath you instead of bobbing up to the surface is a challenge.



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Recent Comments

Marie Hargis
Marie Hargis Sun, 08/10/2014 - 01:33

Great that you and Jordon are enjoy life while you can. Take everyday as it comes and maximize it.

Jan Perry
Jan Perry Thu, 02/28/2013 - 21:43

your life seems so interesting! Wonderful photos and stories!

Andrea Krell
Andrea Krell Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:29

Amazing! Can't wait to visit someday. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Bechtloff
Melissa Bechtloff Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:44

I didn't know it was so salty.

Jennifer Friesen
Jennifer Friesen Sun, 02/17/2013 - 19:27

What is the black stuff on your skin? Is that to protect it?

Laura Wellinghoff
Laura Wellinghoff Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:45

Love the photos. Someday, until seeing your photos! Sunset is gorgeous!

Shelly Roy
Shelly Roy Sat, 02/16/2013 - 10:25

Love seeing your photos... would love to visit.
Thanks for sharing~!

Connie Holso
Connie Holso Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:50

Oops, I forgot to add the link to the bottle cap that is giving me the is here:

Connie Holso
Connie Holso Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:50

Hi Marisa, I have the following file (well the one from before you set up the new site but it looks the same except the heart is pink) and I cannot figure out how to copy the layer style because it says uneditable. I have PSE 9. If this new one is different and will work with PSE I will download it but just thought I would ask first. Thanks, Connie stampgramATyahooDOTcom

Su! Hall
Su! Hall Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:20

That salty water does odd things, eh? It's beautiful! Very serene. Think of the history, too! Wow! Thank you for sharing!


Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Thu, 02/14/2013 - 04:01

I love these stories about Jordan and your travels!!

Jaclyn Clayton
Jaclyn Clayton Thu, 02/14/2013 - 02:36

thats awesome!!! thanks for sharing!

Lizanne Killian
Lizanne Killian Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:51

Sounds like a place I'd like to visit - thanks for sharing!

Heidi Shafer
Heidi Shafer Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:03


Trine Secher
Trine Secher Wed, 02/13/2013 - 12:53

Oh, it looks like a "deep breath with long exhale"... (relaxing). And you look great in mud!


Janet Hull
Janet Hull Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:45

I think my skin would love this! And that sunset is stunning!

Emelyn Magpoc
Emelyn Magpoc Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:02

Aww, I remember the Dead Sea. Such a unique experience. My poor kiddos have eczema, the salt water was so painful for them. But they did enjoy the floating aspect!

Candy Lee
Candy Lee Wed, 02/13/2013 - 07:59

What an interesting place. Thanks for sharing.