"An Oasis in the Desert" Top 5 Page for this destination `En Gedi by Ekaterinburg
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My visions of an oasis were slightly smaller. I had pictured a few palm trees, looming up like a mirage through clouds of dust, as I wearily dismounted from my even wearier camel. Ein Gedi isn't quite like that. The photo shows the enormous parking lot where coaches and cars park as people get out to use the beach, the restaurant, go trekking or all the many other things you can do here.
But even for those of us who hadn't arrived by camel or on foot, it was a very welcome sight after a hard morning in the Judean desert. The rush for the Ladies Room was instant as people attempted to drag combs through wind-tossed hair and anoint faces with blessedly cool water.
The sun is strong here. Even in late September it was scorching so what it must be like in high summer is unimaginable.... more travel advice
The reastaurant we ate in had a shop at one end. There were postcards and some other souvenirs here but 95% of the... more travel advice
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