THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER, 1976
"Up 7.30. Packed to noises of front street below window - music blaring away. Got Neva to help me chose another padded jacket from our little friend [for my Mum] Then had toast and coffee.
Bus cleaned - nearly choked with dust!
Jalalabad surrounded by trees and irrigated fields. Couldn't get through border before sunset so camped on Afghanistan side. Didn't bother putting up tent because so mild (and ground of the peg bending type!)
Have got real gut ache - had some of Geoff's liver salts - ugh. Stomach swollen, can't do up trousers!
Great lying out under starry sky - went to sleep listening to Supertramp. Woke in night to hear dogs barking, donkey braying, someone singing in wailing voice and a guard shouting his head off (probably for lack of something better to do) and Janice snoring!"