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... tinsel where I come to get wifi. I thought this was a bit odd until I realised I still have my tree up for the chickens at home.
Today saw a walk around Grand Bassam. This was the first colonial capital here before yellow fever set in and it was moved elsewhere.
It being only 3 years after the last civil war here, things are very run down with nobody in the guest houses. Ivory Coast ...
... point, I would be smelling like a bonfire anyway, so there hardly seemed any point
This campsite is pretty dire, the sand is mixed in with dirt, the showers don’t work and when they do its scarce a trickle, I filled a bucket and had a douse shower, weren’t the best but it got rid of the dust and sweat, my clothes were really dusty and filthy, they need washing twice
Everyone went to the disco last night, hardly seemed worth while ...
... of society. He told the story of a manager with a very good paying job, who lost his job when it was found that he was scamming employees for a few dollars per premium in their paychecks. The risk/reward ratio was ridiculous. When asked why he had risked his high-paying job for the equivalent of a few dollars, he found no answer. The corruption is so endemic, so omnipresent, that people don’t even think about it; it’s just the thing ...
... its research activities throughout Côte d'Ivoire. Michel is versed in the activities of the CNRA and shared some very interesting facts with me. Apparently the average lifespan of a palm tree of this type is about 20 years. When the tree stops producing, it can be cut down to be used for building materials. The CNRA tests all types of fertilizers and sprays and varieties of plants but is not a production organization anymore. Most of the world's palm oil ...
... to Mercedes. Kirsty is not badly
damaged, just a 2 inch weld to be redone. The other vehicle was not
so lucky with a badly dented door and side where the tyre and nuts
hit it. We still have to clean his blue paint off the wheel hub. Mike
has to collect the police report to forward to our insurers on
tuesday. We are now back at the camp ready for a rest.
Went on moped to a ...