Day 5

I eat breakfast with Wit, swap contact details and I am promised a tour round Thailand if I can make it there in two years time. Wit leaves a coin from the UAE for good luck and pocketing it I head off out to explore Rotterdam.

I make it as far as the main square before it dawns on me that I can not walk up or down steps without looking like I am disabled. I manage to walk to the far end of town to find the sign for the bicycle path that heads out of the city to allay any fears of getting lost in the morning.

I walk through the rain listening to the Smiths, go past the Cathedral that is undergoing renovation and I smile as I am struck by the thought that I am not in the office..

I go back to the hostel, spent a couple of hours worrying about my legs then collapse into a deep sleep.

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