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My friends Lin Bo and Dennis Wu came back to see me today:

with Lin Bo and Dennis Wu

They took me to a place where my new tent had been delivered (it was actually not new but used, “95% new” the vendor had said). I went to the border and asked if I could walk through, but they said no. So I might need to get a bicycle. The whole place was full of weirdness today, though:

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I even saw Putin again:

Putin shirt

There were a lot of people who wanted to take pictures together:

cute photo

It was very enjoyable.

Then I went bicycle hunting. At first I went into a store. But the bikes there were too expensive. Then I started walking around, pointing at bicycles in the street and asking people if they wanted to sell them. At some point I ran into Mrs. Shi 石女士 who was willing to help:

Mrs. Shi

She said she knew someone who knew someone. And then I had a bike:

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Here’s a photo:

the bicycle

So far so good? Maybe.

Because later that night everything went a bit downhill:

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  • David Zerrenner

    Hi Chris, i once won your book (it was some facebook thing) and i’m happy to see you on the road again. Wish you all luck and a safe trip!

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