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ASHDOD, ISRAEL

A Beach town


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Early Wednesday morning walk on the deck – the first full moon of Spring – Easter is coming!!

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Ashdod is a tidy, planned community built on golden sand dunes and is southern Israel’s only Mediterranean harbor. We popped into a couple of their malls – let’s just say the parrot was a highlight!

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Israelis had a vacation day for Passover, so families were out and about. It’s Spring, just like home.

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Another mall – decorated for Spring and for children.

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Ashdod is mentioned in the Old Testament and archeologists have found 4000 year old ruins – the modern art is above ground.

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This is the Wednesday market, held in the parking lot of one of the many beaches – vendors and locals and lots of hubbub….

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…and olives, as you might expect.

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We climbed up Johan’s Hill – supposedly where Jonah of the Bible is buried – not sure what the plans are for this whale. Maybe a big Chia Pet?

Posted by Swenigale 05:09

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