We were backpacking Israel and the plan was to camp in different locations, not necessarily in camps. So we came to Ein Gedi beach for 1 nights, prior that we were in Jerusalem. Compared to Jerusalem Ein Gedi is 10 degrees warmer. Even in the night it is incredibly hot and its hard to breathe. After experiencing the first shock, which was finding out that there is no green grass nor shade, we had to pitch the tent basically on a rock. Based on the temperature there we could not put the second outer cover layer on the tent so we slept all night long exposed, but nothing bad happened. The night was very bad, it was difficult to sleep due to the weather, and we could not pitch the tent properly cause the ground was totally solid, so the tent was collapsing. In the morning, we found out that there are showers and toilets in horrible condition for 2 NIS. There is nothing to do during the day. Left from there as soon as possible, heading to Biankini campsite with a pool, which compared to Ein Gedi beach was an oasis. Summed up, if you like hardcore, go give it a try, otherwise look for something else.
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