Plane views: Dead Sea and Israel

I’d just spent eight amazing days in Jordan but there was one more awesome treat in store for me as I boarded my flight from Amman to Amsterdam. I was seated in row ‘A’ and minutes after the plane took off (in a westerly direction), the East Bank of the Dead Sea came into view. The mountains I’d driven across just a few days earlier looked surreal in the early morning light.

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The mountains and the town of Madaba on the East Bank of the Dead Sea.

The plane continued its course across the northern flank of the Dead Sea. I spotted the Mövenpick Dead Sea Resort where I’d stayed and enjoyed the wonders of floating in the Dead Sea.

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Flying across the Dead Sea

A few moments later, the plane crossed into the airspace of the West Bank, passing Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

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Aerial views of the West Bank

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Cities on the West Bank

The Mediterranean coast appeared soon enough, reminding me how narrow Israel is (the country is slightly more than 100km wide). We flew right above the international airport of Tel Aviv before passing the city, Jaffa and its beaches.

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The airport and suburbs of Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa

Needless to say, the views were spectacular! :-)

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6 Responses to “Plane views: Dead Sea and Israel”

  1. Edmund 18/06/2013 4:02 pm
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    you must try to visit Israel too.
    I went last year.. it’s wonderful and i wanna go again!! :)

  2. Absolutely spectacular!

  3. Dealman Dave 12/01/2012 10:53 pm
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    Great shots! It’s views like that that make the cramped window seat well worth it.

  4. Andrea 12/01/2012 8:08 am
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    These are great! Such a different perspective

  5. Thanks for that! So interesting seeing those aerial shots. Love it!

  6. Angie Orth of Angie Away 11/01/2012 8:53 pm
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    Beautiful! I love taking aerial shots like this except I am never quite sure of what I’m looking at! I’ll be in Jordan in just a few weeks so I’ll keep these in mind to give me a sense of where I am.

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