Day 114

44 degrees. It is stinking hot. I teamed up with Sibylle and Martin Burger for the last three days who made life a lot easier. Thankyou guys. Try cycling 70 miles when it is over 40 some time. To put it into perspective they measured the temperature in their tent on the turkish border and it was 56 degrees….

I think the highlight of the last few days was seeing two guys on a motorcycle avert near death when they swerved at the last possible second to avoid running off the road when they saw a woman on a bicycle.. That and being told in cafe that the USA and England run the Taliban.

So it is hot and there is not much out here. 50 miles today with no shops. One strange little restaurant where 4 men and a 300 amp welder constructed some unfathomable object with no safety equipment in the midst of a large puddle. 300 amp welder and a puddle…

So I am in a small hotel – as I can not cycle in this heat – in Zamjan set to leave tomorrow praying for rain or a drop in temperature. I have just been brought to this internet cafe by two wonderful girls who whisper the name of the leader due to the fear it provokes. Things are getting ever stranger…

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