Among the many reasons I desired a journey to Jordan was my dream of visiting Earth's absolute lowest point on land: the Dead Sea. A salt lake which borders Jordan to the east, and Israel and the West Bank to the west, it has an elevation of 1388 feet below sea level on its surface and shores. It is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean and because of this animals cannot survive in it, hence the dramatic name.
Because of the extremely high water density here you cannot sink, but rather float, which made for one of the most unique seagoing experiences I've had. At one relaxing point I was actually reading a book, completely surrounded by water. Here are some pictures of my stay at the beautiful Kepinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea.
In the distance - Israel