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We were primed to leave at 7:00 and drove to the la brioche, a pastry and coffee shop I've used ever since I started coming here, and when Man was behind rebel lines. The situation has obviously improved now, the shop has been repainted, the tables and chairs updated and the equipment inside spruced up as well. In fact there is no name on the shop now, so I don’t know if it’s even called la brioche any more. But it’s the same fellow running it.
... repairs, and come back in an hour or two. This plan was not written down, but it didn't need to be. It was to be a round trip for the driver to the repair shop and a long wait for us at La Brioche. The repair was a relatively simple welding job.
Nearly three hours later, the hired car had not returned. We decided to hire a local taxi and have the driver pay for it later. Time to get off the beaten path... The local taxi took us to visit the village of BLOLE. There ...
Today Paul arrived just after 7:00 am with a driver named Ibrahim and a 4WD, 4-door Toyota pickup with cab. The last time I went to Man and we went bouncing around the back country in a sedan, we kept losing parts and almost got stuck out in the bush as night fell. I decided then that it would be worth the extra cost to use a 4WD with a heavier suspension to make our visits.
I was settling accounts as Paul arrived, so after a quick breakfast ...
Went to police and showed passports all
OK. Also went to headmaster and gave him a donation for the school
for letting us stay. Our mission today is too find a garage to see
about the windscreen. We have seen quite a lot of Mercedes vehicles
here so are quite hopeful. Managed to see our first Ivory Coast
monkey today. We have had seven police stops today, only the first
wanted money. Mike explained that we had to buy ...
... for the journey. Since we had diplomatic-plated vehicles, we were not permitted to drive ourselves; each vehicle had its own chauffeur. I would like to say I am quite glad for that, as these guys were expert drivers and navigated numerous road hazards along the journey that certainly would have caused any normal person (i.e. person who has not previously driven in West Africa) to have an accident or ten.
The first hour northward from Abidjan was an ...