Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jordan: King's Highway and the Dead Sea

Thankfully the chaotic and bipolar weather of Jordan laid at bay and we were able to journey the back road to the Dead Sea from Petra via the Kings Highway.

One of the benefits of hiring a local guide = Speaking Arabic. We stopped for lunch on the roadside and he was able to negotiate an incredible meal for us. It is the simplest of foods that taste the best.

Salt build up on the cliffs

Lot's wife, turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back at the waste of Sodom

The Dead Sea

Salt rock

So the wonderment of the Dead Sea is the fact that its salinity level is through the roof, making anything but completely floating on top of the water practically impossible. Seriously, you cannot sink or dive, not that you would want to put your face in the water anyway.

Laying ON (not in) the water, completely surreal

Salt crystals

So surreal!