We paused our road trip to note of the beautiful sunset over the Jordan side of the Dead Sea, which seemed to get better with each passing minute.
I think I’ll wear this outfit around town in New York. Is it a good look for me?
Wonder no longer! I’ve been asked about it dozens of times already, so this is the story of how Jordan and Bahrain, two countries in the Middle East, made it into my southeast Asia itinerary. I might have the strangest itinerary and route of anyone I’ve met in my travels.
While I was enjoying Bali and Java, Indonesia, Fan was working on a business trip in Tel Aviv, Israel, and suggested we meet up. They’re not even remotely close, but just for fun I did a quick search, and was to surprised to find an incredible deal! For $181 USD rountrip I could fly from KL (Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia) to AMM (Amman, the capital of Jordan), with a layover in Bahrain via Gulf Air. That’s about the same price as the short trip to the next country in the area that I was about to book before seeing this. It must have been an error in the system, or perhaps a generous promotion, but either way, after checking that Gulf Air was a reputable airline, I pounced! Changing dates or revising the plan so I could route through Israel or Egypt would have made it cost prohibitive, but at this rate I could certainly swing it. An hour later it was almost twice the price. Later that night the price had nearly quadrupled.
Does Dead Sea mud really work? Is it as amazing as the crazy lady portrayed it? Does it really have magical powers? Regardless, it’s fun to be covered from head to toe in Dead Sea mud!
The Jordan tourism site says the Dead Sea has been an attraction since ancient times, and even Cleopatra used to visit.