1400 feet below sea level on the beach at the Dead sea
The lowest point you can get to on planet Earth.
Once I get over the feeling of asphalt trickling down my back (this takes some time) I hope to better appreciate the various health benefits of putting my body through this experience.
Ancient Egyptians used the mud as a balm to mummify their dead. They bill it as the world’s oldest spa. This place was a health resort even before the words ‘health’ and ‘resort’ were put next to each other.
All good things I assume.
But it’s difficult to find joy when I am standing here covered in this mixture of calcium, bromine and potash. Soon I feel a stinging sensation and my skin is stretched and pulled in all directions.
As I waded in the water to wash off the muck I automatically bounce into a comfortable floating position.
The high salinity in the water makes the human body unusually buoyant and I slowly begin to appreciate the feeling as I fade into a lethargic stupor.
I float aimlessly like a rubber duck till the novelty is lost.
The best thing about the Dead Sea is that no matter what you do you can’t drown and die here.