Today, we left Jerusalem and headed east to the Dead Sea. Our first stop was Masada... a cool fortress on the top of giant rock. The above photo is the view from the top, overlooking the Dead Sea. The mountains in the distance are in Jordan. We then headed to a resort/ spa for a few hours to play in the water and relax in the sun. Since the Dead Sea is 6x saltier than the ocean... you are incredibly bouyant. The water feels like oil and tastes horrible. Floating on my back, I rested, and slowly floated around the beach area...very theraputic.