I've been to Masada a number of times and just keep getting blown away by the determination and sacrifice that happened there. For those of you not familiar with Masada, think of it as the "Jewish Alamo". One thing we did different this time is that I took the cable car instead of climbing it. You really miss something by wimping out and not climbing it. I still feel guilty. They say it is hot there, but not if you're from Texas! 110 degrees isn't thaaaat hot. Warm yes, but not hot. Just take water and your cell phone. BE WARNED at all of the Dead Sea sites and restaurants that food spoils quickly in this climate (avoid the condiments). I had a buddy get a world class case of food poisoning at the Masada restaurant a few years ago. Just hang with things that are not prone to heat spoilage.
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