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... our overnight accommodation.
The following morning we will have an 8-hour bus ride to Tamatave/Toamasina, where the Africa Mercy is docked.
I'm pretty nervous for the adventure that lies ahead; but I am confident it will be an unforgettable and life-altering experience. An experience that wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of my parents, my employer, Mercy Ships Belgium and the not-for-profit organisation Acrima. Thank you!
... very own Xmas pageant! (Black Pete is the subject of division in the Low Countries, with 60 people arrested today at protests in Holland).
Wandered the streets, with not much shopping done, and back to the hotel just before 6pm. Headed out for tea about 8pm in search of a meal that didn't come with chips! (DC's request was for a plate of steamed carrots). Found just the place across from the bus ...
... zij die niet reizen, kunnen slechts één pagina lezen. (Augustinus)
Het is beter een mijl te reizen dan om 1000 boeken te lezen. (Confucius)
Reizen is een manier om vragen te stellen die je thuis niet stelt. (Herman de Coninck)
Africa is calling!
It is almost 20 years since we made our first "big" trip.
By bike through Senegal and Mali.
Thus was born "Tombouctou over."
... and afterwards celebrate the 'The Rose Festival' with 80 000 people from all over the world! And ofcourse we also intend to have loads of fun!
I just checked the weather forecasts and found out they predict rain for half of the days we are there. Let’s all hope the reality will be better then those predictions! Either way it doesn’t decrease ...
... or unchanged.
There were 4 separate pushes in Passchendaele and the Canadians were heavily involved in the last two with huge casualties. Although it was ultimately successful, it was generally acknowledged afterward that these attacks were poorly handled and ultimately not necessary.
We stopped at a Canadian memorial, not a cemetery, where the Canadian government had brought in Canadian soil and trees to plant in the area.
We broke for lunch in Ieper which ...