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Last night, Zhu Hui and I had one last TV supper.

last supper in Baoding

We got us a chicken, a few bags of chips and some coke.

There was a movie with Jet Li on the telly.

It was perfect.

The next day my friend left for good.

Zhu Hui leaving

His plan was to ride the 130km to Shijiazhuang 石家庄 in just one day. Isn’t that amazing?

I think I’m going to need at least five days to get there.

BUT FIRST I’LL HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY LENS ANYWAY.

So I was left with virtually nothing to do in Baoding.

Given the fact that my feet allowed me to walk a little by now, I decided to change hotels.

It wasn’t as if I didn’t enjoy staying at the green place. I just needed a change, and I wanted to decrease distance between me and my next target city a little.

As I was limping ever so slowly around town, I got into a little argument with a construction worker about a picture that I had taken of him. The picture showed him shoveling, or rather, it just showed his shovel moving through the air.

To me, this photograph was really just about the lights and the contrasts, which I both really liked.

road work in Baoding

But for him, it was something else entirely.

The poor guy seemed to think that I was an evil journalist or a spy of some sort.

Makes you wonder.



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