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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking rooms
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My friend Cedric had invited us to his sister's wedding on the Saturday, so on the Friday we thought we would try and get ourselves some proper clothes made from paigne. Everyone had been so dressed up for Tabaski, we assumed it would be the same for a wedding and wanted to make an effort.
Again Sinead didn’t want to go outside so Hannah, Jean and I headed to the market again without her. We couldn’t find the same lady as last time which is a shame as Hannah fancied ...
... the people who are taking care of us here, back in York, down in London and over in Ghana.
We next found out that the airport was closed to all but military aircraft, so even if we wanted to fly out, we couldn’t. I don’t even know how the journey to the airport would have been as there are a lot of road blocks. For the same reason, getting to Ghana by road would not be easy.
So the limbo continues!
We then heard that ...
... me and my luggage to my new home in Kamsonghin. (By IS I mean International Service of course, not Islamic State… Being completely opposing organisations – one a United Nations charity and the other… - it’s unfortunate that they share the same initials!) IS Burkina has a deal with a certain few trusted taxi drivers (that they call taximen) in Ouaga, they and their vehicles have been vetted and they know the host family and project addresses which ...
... nice, and the bisap was far too sugary for me. They make them themselves so they arrive in recycled Fanta bottles, and are probably made with tap water. That said, none of us has had the runs yet, touch wood!!
The second night he recommended ‘jus pain de singe’ which is the fruit of the baobab tree apparently, but then they had run out, so he recommended jus de chatain (chestnut juice) instead. He said we should ...
... 11pm, Alexa and I went back to our house/room to take showers. The water is cold and it felt so nice on our hot skin! We washed our clothes we wore on the plane with a little shampoo and the soap suds after we washed and now they are hanging up on our windows. The fan is on full blast (very squeaky), our windows are wide open and we are sleeping without any sheets. It was fun to tuck in the mosquito netting around our mattress and lay inside! There are geckos everywhere so the ...