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Israel


Shalom, Trackers!

Wow, it feels good to be sightseeing again! There are so many exciting things in the world to discover, and I am finding them piece by piece!

My first stop in Israel was the Dead Sea. I know, it sounds like an icky name, but it is an amazing site!

First, I will explain why it is called the Dead Sea. Well, you know how ocean water has salt in it? Well, the Dead Sea has A LOT of salt! So much, in fact, that no life (plants or animals) can survive in the water, hence the name the Dead Sea!

Now, you may wonder why I would want to swim in water that has a whole bunch of salt. I can assure you, however, that it is an amazing experience. You see, there is so much salt that when you swim in the water it makes you very buoyant. You just float on the water without any effort at all! The best way to describe it is imagine swimming in JELLO that hasn’t quite formed into a solid yet. THAT is what it feels like!

Another thing you have to remember is that you can’t put your head under the water. Can anyone guess why?

You may think that this is ice on all these rocks. However, it is actually salt!

After the Dead Sea, I headed to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is an amazing city filled with so many different cultures! Jerusalem is a very important city to three different religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. All of these religions have very important historical sites associated with them.

This site is very important to the Jewish people.It is called the Western Wall.

These are pictures in the Holy Sepulchre. It is a very important site for many Christians around the world.

And here are a few pictures I took around town:

Now back to Egypt for even more fun adventures!



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