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Swimming in the Dead Sea (Israel)

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You’ll float like you’ve never floated before! Because the Dead Sea’s salt content is high, it makes floating so much easier than in regular water. Loads of fun, but make sure you have no open wounds; they would hurt like crazy! (Learn more about the Dead Sea at Wikipedia if you wish, you geeks!)

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Also, yes, Dead Sea mud is apparently good for the skin! Hence, the numerous Dead Sea skin products currently available on the market. But here, the mud is free! Yay! So we all had a great time trying to put mud on each other (and of course, taking lots of photos!)

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After it dried, we washed it off and our skins really did feel super smooth. It was awesome. (Tip: Make sure you don’t get any mud or even water in your mouth!)

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The Dead Sea is “dead” (as in, no animals or plants could flourish) because it doesn’t have an outlet. It keeps on receiving but it does not give at all. Maybe now we can finally have a good picture on what the saying “It is more blessed to give than to receive” really means (Acts 20:35)

Something to think about, eh?

(NOTE: THIS POST IS ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE LAST APRIL 2010.)
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  • Reply
    Janine Ella
    July 15, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Ahhh I envy you! The first time I knew about Dead Sea was from my kiddie encyclopedia when I was still in grade school and it really got me interested. And reading your post makes everything real! Haha! How I wish I can swim in the Dead Sea someday! <3

    xx, Wandering Ella

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      It’s such a great experience! You should go next time!

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