On the second day of Passover, I took a day trip to the Dead Sea and the ancient ruins of Masada. It was roughly about 2-3 hours drive from Jerusalem and honestly my favourite day of the trip.
Swimming in the Dead Sea has been on my bucket list for a while. So it was amazing finally ticking it off my list. However, technically you can’t swim in the sea because the water is so heavy. Honestly, all you can do stay afloat and it was as if you were floating in a very oily bath of water.
Massada was fantastic as everything was so well preserved. You can either go at sunrise and hike up the mountains. But as I had woken up early the day before to go to the North of Israel, I took the easy route and took a cable car up to the ruins which were situated in the Judean desert near Jordan.