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9. Do expect to feel like a child waiting for a head master whilst sitting in a chair too big for you in a large echoing grimly calm room
10. Do not place your bag on the chair next to you; you’ll be told off
11. Do not touch the large shiny ...
... a visit and once pleasantries have been exchanged you know you are under the personal care of the Headman and no one else will bother you.
Food is a bit of a problem as the concept of restaurants is not well understood outside the major cities, and shops selling basic ...
... br> Arriving back at the campsite a beer and a swim in the pool was the order of the day to cool off. A few roused themselves to go check out the supermarket and another patisserie- others of us just put in our oders and stayed where we were! WiFi followed, with some neat local music and drumming.
Not sure what is for dinner but enjoying just doing nothing for now.................(and the mossies have stayed away so far this evening) :)
But ride your luck and find an angel.
A Scottish-isle-faced Mancunian, transplanted to France, whom I have dearly befriended over Mali's adventure, walks through the hostel gates, in from her own Dogon adventure.
She whips out her phone, I charge it up, phone Hong Kong, organise the cash machine, change the ticket, take another set of pills, German produced Artesunate and Fansidar. She pats my brow.
I owe the Madame of Le Bussiere a big hug ...
... spoke some rudimentary English and confirmed what I had understood outside. My posse was demanding a fine because I had allegedly urinated there. I said that I had not. I said that I had meant to, but I had not. And that was all my defenders needed.
So I was now a witness to a shouting match between two parties which suddenly seemed to have nothing to do with me. I was just sitting on one of the seats and watching with fascination. Two sides were shouting at each other, doing ...