The Jerusalem Central Bus Station is located on Jaffa Road - its is one of the main bus stations in the city, other one is close to the Damascus Gate for the Arab population

The Jerusalem Central Bus Station is located on Jaffa Road - its is one of the main bus stations in the city, other one is close to the Damascus Gate for the Arab population

This platform shows that my bus no 444 will leave this station at 7am for Eilat

This platform shows that my bus no 444 will leave this station at 7am for Eilat

Small hills beside the Route No. 1 which passes through the Arab villages - I saw small boys and girls walking on hills, on their way to school

Small hills beside the Route No. 1 which passes through the Arab villages - I saw small boys and girls walking on hills, on their way to school

Route No. 1 changes into Route No. 90 and passes beside the Dead Sea

Route No. 1 changes into Route No. 90 and passes beside the Dead Sea

Here Dead Sea can be seen - the mountains in the east are located inside Jordan

Here Dead Sea can be seen - the mountains in the east are located inside Jordan

 Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level and it is the lowest elevation on land

Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level and it is the lowest elevation on land

The Dead Sea is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide at its widest point

The Dead Sea is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide at its widest point

From time to time, one would come across groves of the palm trees beside the road

From time to time, one would come across groves of the palm trees beside the road

This is the station for Masada hilltop - situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, this site was used by the Jewish people when removed from Jerusalem by the Romans

This is the station for Masada hilltop - situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, this site was used by the Jewish people when removed from Jerusalem by the Romans

This part of the country was very dry and trees were far and few

This part of the country was very dry and trees were far and few

There had been few developments in the past and this area is trying to become tourist attraction

There had been few developments in the past and this area is trying to become tourist attraction

A hotel built beside the Dead Sea because it is believed the mud in this sea has many healing properties

A hotel built beside the Dead Sea because it is believed the mud in this sea has many healing properties

Here water is channeled through small canal in order to control and maximise its use

Here water is channeled through small canal in order to control and maximise its use

Mountains in this part of the country has very soft rock and they are rich in minerals

Mountains in this part of the country has very soft rock and they are rich in minerals

The quantity of water that evaporates from it is greater than that which flows into it, such that this body of water has the highest concentration of salt in the world (340 grams per liter of water)

The quantity of water that evaporates from it is greater than that which flows into it, such that this body of water has the highest concentration of salt in the world (340 grams per liter of water)

The Dead Sea Works is is an Israeli potash plant in Sdom, Dead Sea - in the past this site was known as the Palestine Potash Company

The Dead Sea Works is is an Israeli potash plant in Sdom, Dead Sea - in the past this site was known as the Palestine Potash Company

The company also produces magnesium chloride, industrial salts, de-icers, bath salts, table salt, and raw materials for the cosmetic industry

The company also produces magnesium chloride, industrial salts, de-icers, bath salts, table salt, and raw materials for the cosmetic industry

Here part of the Dead Sea is almost dry - thus adding to the fact that this sea was disappearing very fast

Here part of the Dead Sea is almost dry - thus adding to the fact that this sea was disappearing very fast

This company uses the evaporation method to get the required minerals - it is adding to the Dead Sea's slow evaporation

This company uses the evaporation method to get the required minerals - it is adding to the Dead Sea's slow evaporation

Mount Sodom is located in outhwestern part of the Dead Sea in Israel - It is approximately 8 km (5 miles) long, 5 km (3 miles) wide

Mount Sodom is located in outhwestern part of the Dead Sea in Israel - It is approximately 8 km (5 miles) long, 5 km (3 miles) wide

One of the pillars in these mounatin is called Lot's Wife - It is described that she became a pillar of salt after she looked back at Sodom

One of the pillars in these mounatin is called Lot's Wife - It is described that she became a pillar of salt after she looked back at Sodom

This mountain is also the site where Lot took refuge when he was fleeing Sodom

This mountain is also the site where Lot took refuge when he was fleeing Sodom

Half way through, the bus stopped here for a quick break and I managed to buy my breakfast

Half way through, the bus stopped here for a quick break and I managed to buy my breakfast

The coast of Eilat and the Red Sea - this is the southermost part of Israel

The coast of Eilat and the Red Sea - this is the southermost part of Israel

There seemed to be buses coming to the border crossing area but I took taxi from Eilat which only cost few Shekels

There seemed to be buses coming to the border crossing area but I took taxi from Eilat which only cost few Shekels

A naval patrol boat in the Red Sea - mountain in the background are part of Jordan

A naval patrol boat in the Red Sea - mountain in the background are part of Jordan

The Gulf of Aqaba is divided between four countries: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia

The Gulf of Aqaba is divided between four countries: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia

The Taba Border Crossing, opened on April 26, 1982 it is currently the only entry/exit point between Egypt and Israel that handles tourists

The Taba Border Crossing, opened on April 26, 1982 it is currently the only entry/exit point between Egypt and Israel that handles tourists

I started to walk under this shed and it brought me to the Israeli immigration desk

I started to walk under this shed and it brought me to the Israeli immigration desk