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... siblings, maids, friends, cousins, etc. You name it, there's a chance they might be there. And I'm an awful human being so I'm just assuming that everyone I'm going to meet at the home is somehow related. Also, James is from Ghana and I didn't realize exactly how racist I am until.... Day 1 of Week 1. Walk in, family's all greeting me, introducing each other and all that fun, "meeting someone for the first time" jazz. At the table, my host mom introduces me to ...
Monday, 27th January 2014
We could enjoy a lie-in this morning as the Braemar is now on her way back up to the Canary Islands. When we went out onto our balcony, we could feel that it was quite windy and the sky was cloudy. So we hoped the weather would improve so that we could spend some time up on deck and enjoy the long, lazy sea days ahead.
After our breakfast in the Palms Café, Trevor went along to listen to one of the ...
... converts bus into steam cooker, pre-pubescent driver argues with fellow driver and gets punched in face, half of bus get fed up and transfers to alternative bus, driver returns and refuses to go until bus is full, remaining locals leave bus to go and pray at nearby mosque, bus fills up and drives off with luggage of mosque based passengers still worshipping, angry locals chase bus, everyone refuses to travel with driver and new driver is hired to get us to Dakar. Next 8 ...
... get dragged back in by security because I hadn’t put my bags through a scanner. Then I wanted to change money, a guy wanted me to sit in a café and 'discuss’ changing money, the bank was right next to said café! So I ignored random guy and went to the bank. Then I needed a taxi. I asked a guy about that, he wouldn’t give me a price so I ignored him! I found another random guy who spoke decent enough English and agreed a decent price to get me to my ...
... lots of beautifully
coloured birds. Red breasted ones, yellow ones and even some small
iridescent ones! They are so unusual and beautiful.
I spent the morning on the beach enjoying the sea and the views although the sun was not out
At lunch time, I went for a wander and avoided the rip off shops right next to the hotel.
Walking down to the double roundabout, I quickly found an outdoor
eatery where ...