Blue Pearl Hotel
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... in only one thing, getting from point A to point B without regard for other drivers. If I had a dollar for everytime we were cut off by a mini bus I probably would have been able to pay for our whole trip. I can only admire the patience and stamina of our guide/driver, David.
With no time to enjoy the beach that our accommodations reside on, we have our dinner and prepare for an early start to the ferry destined for ...
... vehicles. No problem, just hit reverse and we're moving in the right direction again!
The next morning, we got the Landy out of storage, and were so happy to see her! She started first time with no problems. We filled the water tanks, and headed off back to the airport to collect the now infamous radiator. About 3 hours later we drew the line and refused to pay another $100 to collect it ...
... was but it’s literally just a nunnery. It was my first insight into what sorts off stuff we were going to be eating. Let’s just say it was mystery meat stew. It was edible but the meat had arteries. It showed me how the people used everything as they don’t waste anything. After eating we found out where our first camp was going to be and it was ...
... I realized halfway through my sentence that it would still be dark when we awoke the next morning. I heard my mistake before he did, but once he realized, he had it in for me. After drinking my beer for being initiated into the "stupid cup" position, I forgot my cup in the truck about 30 min later, resulting in another beer. I didn't forget again..
A couple days of long drives later, we were far away from the turquoise waters ...
... telling me about the baby in his arms. It was the cutest baby I've ever seen!! Ahli was his name. I called him Prince Ahli (for those Aladdin fans out there!). I could not have been better timing - here I am sitting there wondering how I'm going to get through this and ready to cry; then out of nowhere this father and his adorable son sit down to cheer me up. Each day had it's ups and downs, and that was the ultimate up.