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 ...
... wait in a taxi.
The shuttle actually left about 20 minutes later. Along the way we chatted with a French businessman who comes to Abidjan every two months to do consulting work. We swapped stories about working in Africa. He was especially vocal about the corruption he faces. He said it’s a problem in all African countries where he works, but singled out *****ia as the most corrupt of the corrupt nations, where the plague strikes at ...
... afraid of him when we departed. She was only slightly afraid of me but let me shake her hand briefly while her mother cradled her in her arms. I jokingly blamed Mr. Meeker for scaring her. Everyone was laughing and joking as you might do when you try to introduce a little one to an animal and find that they are a bit frightened. We hopped into the car and headed back to Abidjan. This time, I sat next to Michel and talked with him about his work and about the CNRA ...
... be stopped before they caused more damage. It was a long and
difficult morning for Michael. In the afternoon we took it out for a
test drive and a car decided to run into our front right hand side.
This ended up causing a horrendous traffic jam whilst waiting for the
police to show up. Fortunately we had 2 mechanics with us, one of
whom spoke good English who went with Mike to the police station to
sort it out. The other drove ...