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Instead of seeing tourist friendly Petra, Kipp went to a hotel spa in the middle of nowhere, and managed to get away from it all.
September 28, 2009 4:47 by Aarti Nagraj
That said, the experience was also great fun, and you should take the traditional picture of reading a book while floating on the sea. You can also apply the sand from the sea, which is considered to be very good for the skin, and is sold for JD3 (around $4) at the beach.
It is also kind of exciting to see Palestine on the opposite bank, and if not for the security guards at the beach, you almost get a feeling that you can float there across the sea. It’s also an experience to sit and eat dinner close to the sea, while watching the lights flickering on the opposite bank, and discussing politics and business with friends and random strangers.
Apart from the Dead Sea, the hotel also has other interesting sights close by: there is the town of Madaba, which is a historic area and reportedly has tiles that are more than 1,400 years old; half an hour away is the site where Jesus was baptized; and close by is the town of Karak, which was apparently the last stay of French crusaders.
While I didn’t have time to see any of those places, I did manage to adequately pamper and relax myself, and came back refreshed. And while it is not light on the wallet, it is easy to organize and makes for a good getaway.