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Travel Blogs from Abidjan
... has been a bit
of a worrying time as we could see the windscreen
actually moving every time we hit a
bump. Mike had glued the windscreen together which did help but made
it look like a christmas tree. Whilst at the garage the heavens
opened to give us the first real rain we have had. At least it cooled
us d own a bit. Got bad news they do not have any windscreens in
stock even though they sell the trucks. It seems as if ...
... for a bit and we ended up following the women of the village who sang and clapped and sent the stilt dancer on its way to the outskirts of the village. The party for the villages wouldn't finish there, they ended up celebrating until dawn break, as we were tucked up in our tents we listened to the drum beat and singing that lasted through the night.
From the stilt dance village, we had a couple of long drive days to get us to Korhogo for ...
... stay awake till 06:30am when we would then take off to Abidjan. But staying wide-eyed through the night seemed an impossible task. We eventually ran out of primary school gist and staring at a blank 1960’s TV screen didn’t provide much solace. The receptionist slapped and banged the TV several times as she attempted to bring it to life. She insisted it must work as she wanted us to watch with her the Big Brother Africa show (Africa’s popular ...
... to pour the silica gel into the sock to make a dehydration pack? No worries, we’ll just cut the top off of a water bottle with a Leatherman tool and use it as a funnel instead – voila!
My favourite improvisation happened during the last night we were in the forest, Monday April 29th. I was lying in my bed reading (and sweating) when Fee burst into my room and asked if I could come check out one of the field assistants ...
... some fresh chilies from the market along the way. The chilies here look a lot like habaneros, but they come in red, orange, yellow, and green and they taste different, but still very spicy! And if the French did one good thing for this country it was introducing the concept of the baguette which you can find everywhere and they are so crispy and authentic and yummy! Too bad cheese is apparently only available in Abidjan, but at least it is good, imported ...