Hello Ladies & Germs –
Yea, so the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth on dry land. For those of you who like a lot of salt on your fries….this is the place for you.
Check out this quick vid (55 sec):
So, there is not much to do at the resorts here except enjoy the sea and hang by the pool. Each hotel comes with breakfast and dinner included because there is no tourist infrastructure outside of the actual hotels themselves. One interesting thing about my 1 night stay was that I was basically the youngest person there. The place was full of Russian couples…old Russian couples….who like to sit in the salt for the therapeutic benefits. Going to the buffet dinner was a trip. Each wife sent the husband up to grab about 10 apples and 4 loaves of bread…so that he could pass off to the wife and set a screen for her to stuff in her oversized purse!
Saw at least 8 couples do this maneuver. Funny.
Now I know where my Russian grandma got it when she was stealing butter at the local diner – Hah!
That is one thing about Israel. Although everyone nearly looks the same, most everyone is an immigrant. Immigrants from all over the world who all basically look alike. One people. My people.
Nothing like our great mixing pot…
Israel 7.8 million people. Since the 1990s nearly 1 million Russian Jews have emigrated. More Russian Jews in Israel than in Russia.
That’s a lot of apples and loaves of bread.
Technical note: These blog posts look much better when you go to the actual blog instead of reading from the email. click on the wandering capitalist link or on the insignia at the top left…and it will take you right to this blog entry. try it out. better, yes?
Contest: And to see who reads these things all the way through….the first reader to correctly name the person with Hillary in the video wins a free Wandering Capitalist Tee Shirt.
Let the stupid reindeer games begin!
Adios for now.