Dead Sea

Bucket list item: Visit the lowest place on planet Earth. Check!

A visit to the Dea Sea (actually a lake not a sea) is a must when you visit either Jordan or Israel. I got to visit twice since I went to both countries. Located 1,400 feet below sea level it is the lowest place on Earth. Floating in the lake is such a weird sensation! Due to the salt concentration being almost 10x higher than the ocean you literally float on top of the water. It’s constantly pushing you up so you are forced to either float on your back or stomach. The salt concentration also makes life impossible so there is no animal or plant life in the water, hence the name the Dead Sea. Just beware not to get the water in your eyes or mouth, it burns like crazy!

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