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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:31 a.m.
Sunset (local): 4:39 p.m.
65°F sunny
Traveled Since Yesterday
20 m / 32 km

1496 mi / 2409 km
Lat: 31° 40' 37" N
Lon: 37° 33' 55" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Ashqelon click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Samson Gardens Hotel
Places We Visited: biking-only day — no visits, only another border crossing
Featured Site: Ancient Ashqelon
Person of the Day: Fish, andrEa's pet passenger fish click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: challah bread
Breakfast: cookies, tea, water
Lunch: a few more cookies and a bread snack
Dinner: pizza (again)
Olive Count: 1306
Word of the Day: "C'mon, man" click to hear an audio clip, in colloquial Arabic, is commonly heard in Gaza.
Tech Fact of the Day: Exchange rates and paying in American dollars
Flat Count (Cumulative): 5
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 20
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Next Stop: Hebron (Palestine) for three of us,
and Tel Aviv (Israel) for one!

(Ethan is headed back to the United States a few days before our break to continue fundraising for BikeAbout from New York. Farewell and good luck, Ethan!)

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