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Chris Hough cycles in,

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rain 16 °C
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Friday 12th April
Wake up feeling a little brighter. Have a chat with Chris from the UK and Don from Australia in the dormitory. Don is in his fifties and has recently been living in Japan, he is a teacher. This morning the young Japanese student in the next bed is giving him some acupuncture for his cold. He is quick, with dry quips, and travels with a grubby canvas holdall. Chris Hough arrived on his bike yesterday, after three weeks cycling up from Hong Kong. He’s a barrister at Middle Temple and is starting in new chambers in 1986. He has a £5000 publishers advance for his book. He has cycled through Europe Turkey Syria India and Thailand. Raves about Turkey, was shot at in Syria. Had bloody diarrhoea in India, who hasn’t?
The Japanese guys buyout half of Shanghai and leave. There is a high turnover in this dormitory. I write five more letters in the lobby of the Peace hotel, and snooze in the afternoon, I still feel very tired. Wet day.

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