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Month: July 2017

Gaijin on a Push Bike – Day 19

Gaijin on a Push Bike – Day 19

Sunday 7th August 2005 – Kyukamura-Setouchi-Toyo to Shikoku-Chuo-Shi (休暇村瀬戸内東予 – 四国中央市)Presents received – two beers, okonomiyaki, Bantelin A few kilometres beyond the city of Saijo I passed the aftermath of a landslide, where waves of rocks and mud had poured out from between the trees and engulfed a car dealership. Ghostly headlights and radiator grills poked out from beneath the rubble, and everything had been left as it was, squashed flat and with no attempt made to rescue the crumpled…

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Gaijin on a Push Bike – Day 36

Gaijin on a Push Bike – Day 36

Wednesday 24th August 2005 – Shizuoka to Fuji City (静岡 – 富士市) I had set my alarm to allow just enough time to throw on some clothes and head downstairs for breakfast, which was coffee and toast. Nothing else. No tea or orange juice; no cereal, fruit, eggs, bacon, croissants or doughnuts. Just coffee and toast, served at a few bare tables in the foyer, with sachets of sugar, individual tubs of long-life milk, butter, jam, plastic cutlery and paper…

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