November 30th, 2010

photography

everyone's doing it... well the Uruguayans are


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The thing to do at the Dead Sea is to smear salty mud all over yourself, bake in the sun for a while, and then rinse it off. All sorts of healing properties are allegedly attached to this. Regardless of the veracity of the claims, the process is thoroughly entertaining for spectators and participants alike. This Uruguayan group even had their own pot of pure black mud. Most people were making due with the local brownish gray stuff.

PS, yet another instance where my knowledge of Spanish came in handy.

PPS, Note the mud-free people in the background bobbing unnaturally high in the water.