"I had always wanted to swim in..." Israel Things to Do Tip by Jillworld

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I had always wanted to swim in the Dead Sea, and I got my chance. Please note smiling faces, and let me assure you that we could not stop laughing. It was so cool. No matter how hard you tried, you could not stand up - your feet shoot to the water's surface. I enjoyed faux syncronised swimming and just lounging around on it like a water bed. It is not advisable to spend too much time in this sea however. After about 15 minutes, a subtle stinging sensation begins in every possible orifice, if you know what I mean. This escalates very rapidly and all four of us were madly rushing to the showers for a rinse. But well worth the pain!!! PS - do not ingest.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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