on a side street near my hotel, Istanbul
door & vegetables, old lane, Chengdu
Woke up at 7; had coffee and some good, chewy bread.
Meditated 30 min.; finished reading Hesse’s “Siddhartha.”
Braved the wet cold day to take the bus to Lianna’s Bakery. It was closed. Damn, for once in my life I had a taste for a grilled ham & cheese sandwich, apple pie, and coffee.
Went to Roma Square, which is now occupied by many antique sellers. Didn’t find nuthin’. Looked at electric heaters – too expensive. I can freeze for a while.
Went to Namaste Indian Restaurant for lunch; wrote in my journal for the first time since Aug. 30. Food just OK: chicken tikka masala, curried tomatoes & potatoes, garlic naan, masala tea.
Walked home, took a nap.
Went out to get a roasted chicken, bread, eggs, garlic. Gave chicken to Xiao Gou Gou for dinner. I had scrambled eggs. Walked dog.
Studied Chinese 20 min.
Typed blog entry; posted blog. The end.
old gateway – downtown Chengdu