Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jordan: The Dead Sea

We went to the Dead Sea on my last full day in Jordan and spent hours just floating around. The dead sea has such a high salt concentration that it is denser than the human body and people float instead of sinking.

One of my Chinese friends never goes into water for fear of drowning, but in the Dead Sea he said: "Oh! Now I know how to swim!"

"Swimming," if you can call it that, takes no effort at all!


  1. Now Ihave to know why is it called DEAD SEA::
    Nice Post. After reading this post, thought not there with u physically, I also enjoyed a saline floating experience imaginatively.

  2. Hi every body,
    Try not to shave anything for a day or so before dipping in the dead sea The water is very salty and you WILL feel the burn! The same goes for skin scrapes and cuts. While salt water can actually speed up healing, the burning sensation is not a treat.