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Day 82: Lugu Lake to Lijiang

Michael Palin - HimalayaI'm taken through to Dr Ho's consulting room. It's modest, like the house itself, and a bit of a mess. The floor is covered with red plastic buckets and there are various preparations open on the shelves.

'So, old friend, nice to see you again,' he repeats.

I can't lie, but I don't want to spoil whatever game he's playing.

'You're looking well,' I offer, neutrally.

'I'm 80 years old and getting stronger,' he grins.

He sits me down on a lab stool and I tell him of the hard travelling I've been doing and the fatigue and all that.

He asks me about my lower back, then asks me to put out my tongue.

He nods.

'Take care of the food,' he advises. 'Eat simple food.'

'The pork is very good in Yunnan,' I suggest.

'I think pork not so good.'
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  • Series: Himalaya
  • Chapter: Day 82: Lugu Lake to Lijiang
  • Country/sea: China
  • Place: Baisha
  • Book page no: 193

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