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... of something else. I have just come down from the bridge of a 75,000 tonne container ship making its way along the English Channel at night (time now 23.45) – it is a starry night, the lights of Britain and France clearly visible along with the lights of all the shipping round about us. It is an awesome experience and one that is difficult to quantify. I can’t think of anything comparable.
We had a comprehensive tour of the engine room ...
... up the market, so we kinda had to do that part later.
So we walked down the Meir, stopped at Maccers at the end and checked the Opera and the Central Station.
Time to walk back to the parking and our lovely Mini to go heat up in the appartment.
The day after we drove to my brother Toon and his wifie Sarah, to check out my cute niece Hannah and the newborn Godchild Enora.
Jakie JUST missed his birth, was a bit painful. I so wanted him to be there with me.
... train arrives and I’m seated next to a man with an iPad, the nifty new invention that was only revealed a few weeks before I left. Everything I heard about I then was bitter and sarcastic, if not only for the name than the lack of ability to do more than one thing, the size, shapes, speed and more. The mister beside doesn’t have these feelings towards, loving the fact he can read a book on a TV screen. I do not know if I will even say I love that, I need ...
... will see what the fuss was about.
Driving around the outskirts of the Royal Palace we stopped at the Chinese and Japanese gardens which were stunning. The parks have a lot of topiary and rows of pollarded trees. This all seemed to be an enhancement to the individual areas and some of these trees weer over 80 years old others were hundreds;
I find our health centers quite clean for the african standards,
I even eat local food with
my Congolese coworkers in the field few days a week: fou fou
made of manioc (ugali), sombe or lingua-lingua
(veggies), smoked fish, amarangue, grilled flying ants, with
the one hand and the fou fou rolling technique. The only thing
I couldn't eat was the the vareng = caiman. I've jump at the
sight of small dwarf-like hand in my plate and I ...