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Floating on the Dead Sea and Mud Baths

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People travel from all over the world to experience floating on the Dead Sea and Mud Baths!

Once you get waste deep in the water, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to stand up. The water’s salt and minerals also contain healing properties leaving your skin feeling like a baby’s bottom. But there are important Dead Sea floating tips to keep in mind…

Fun Talking Points for Your Family, Homeschooler or Classroom

  • What is unique about the location of the Dead Sea?
  • Can you drink the water in the Dead Sea? Why or why not?
  • What’s the difference between splashing in the swimming pool and splashing in the Dead Sea?
  • Who put the most mud on in our family? Are you surprised? 🙂
  • How does Blaze feel after he washes the mud off?
  • Blaze has an important tip at the end. Any idea of what happens when you “toot” in the Dead Sea?

Floating on the Dead Sea and taking mud baths are just a couple of the fun family travel activities in Israel! If you’re up for it, you can do what Brian and Blaze did. They hired a car to take them to the base of Masada so they could hike up it in the dark and be ready to photograph the sunrise. That’s how we got the above photo of the sunrise over the Dead Sea!

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