Saturday, February 05, 2011
I just returned from the dead sea with a group of Israeli pensioners. We stayed at the Hod Hamidbar which has its own entry to the sea and is the only one there like that. The hotel is modest and not too modern but I found everything I needed. It has its own spa which includes a special indoor pool with jacuzzi and lots of different massages. I didn't like that pool as I found the bottom very slippery a nd the water is full of sulfur which I also didn't enjoy. The food was fine and plentiful. Every night we had a different singer and the public enjoyed dancing til midnight. I would go across the street to the Aroma restaurant which had free WI-FI as the hotel was charging $9 for using a computer. In the afternoon I sat in the lobby and did my beading and sold a bit too. Then watched the dancing and later I kibbitzed at a bridge game every night. I would like to return as it was very peaceful and our room was fine, I also did some beading in the lobby and sold a few pieces but for less than I should have taken.