Etoile du Sud
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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Cote D'Ivoire has risen to the occasion by men on the streets peddling red roses made out of lacy knickers. Dave has failed to cut the mustard and us 3 girls are without so much as a chocolate between us.
Christmas is still going strong here too with Christmas trees everywhere - one in the hotel in Abidjan, Marissa knocked one flying in a cafe and one laden ...
... a email, (I have quite a few built up, just waiting to go on my iPod)
We can’t even go for a swim in the sea, the rip current is really wild and I think if you did go in , you wouldn’t be coming out anytime soon
The adventure continues
23 December Aberjan(campsite)
I have done the bit of washing I had, I hadn’t bothered changing since the sleeping camel, I was on fire and cook group, so there hardly ...
... areas will have a tray of Nescafé packets next to the filter coffee. That’s a rather sad statement, but there it is.
Back in the room, as we were closing our suitcases, I made a wrong movement and strained a muscle or muscles in my lower back. Three of four times in the last 15 years I’ve thrown my back out and three of those times I ended up going to a chiropractor (once in Paris of all places.) On those occasions I felt a little pop in ...
... was not equitable; it wasn’t our fault either and so on. But he was adamant. So I paid him in full but told him he had lost a client that comes to Côte d’Ivoire frequently. He seemed to feel a few francs in the hand were better than more francs in a future bush, to badly mangle a metaphor….
I let Paul and Séussié go for the night and ask them to come back the next day just after lunch for a leadership seminar, which they were eager to do. ...
... in the right place. We then waited in line for our turn to come, and finally checked in. Only at this point were we informed that the flight was delayed until 4:00 pm, two and a half hours.
Bad news and good news: a flight delay is rarely pleasant, but at least this gave us the chance to have a proper lunch. We walked back outside and negotiated a taxi to the Sarakawa hotel which has very nice pizzas in a garden restaurant just off ...