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Monday February 2
This morning we started work by watching the episode of Mise au Point – they aired it yesterday and it was a great episode! I am so happy to have been part of that!
Followed by the Comms weekly meeting that had been postponed for the past two weeks.
In the afternoon, after dinner, Aline and I went for a walk to the beach to get a coconut :-). I am so addicted to them ;-). ...
Monday January 26
Today we didn’t have a lot of stuff to do, so we had a calm day at the office. We re-decorated the office, (finally!) cleaned the fridge,… I developed some pictures to hang above my desk - fun stuff all day long J… At 5PM all the Belgians on the ship - only 4 - met each other at reception. We got a group picture taken by Kyle. After which we went to ...
Monday January 19
Since we didn't have any media team coming in this week, we had a quiet morning. Before noon Ally asked me to join him to go to an appointment with the regional Minister of Healthcare to help with the translation to French.
After grabbing a sandwich, I went to the Calypso hotel with Kyle, Mark an Joey. It is the best hotel of the city and we were hoping they would have the best wifi as well - but that was not the case :-). We ...
Sunday January 11
Although it was weekend I woke up early to go to the local church. We met at 8.15AM and it was pouring rain - incredible! Such tropical weather over here… Luckily we have jeeps here, because the streets were flooded. Usually the service takes place on the roof of the pastor's house, but because of the rain it took place in his living room. Small detail: no fan/airconditioning in the living room. It was so warm! After the 2h-service we got ...
... now my knee has had enough, but my stubbornness wont let me concede and I refuse to take off my backpack (which I know would help reduce the weight stress), but I love my new camera backpack! Instead I settle for the help of a walking stick, but even that doesn't do enough and for the last hour I have to give my new best friend (lowepro backpack) to Jon to carry for me :( It helps immensely and the final hour is much easier. Our time in the ...