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November 10, 2012 Saturday
Real Africa Eco Tour (Bush Tour, lunch & Ngomongo Cultural tour – already paid for)
Had a fairly good sleep on a rather firm mattress. A/C makes everything better in hot humid weather. (You can probably guess that this is Kathy speaking. Jack revels in this kind of weather.) The power went out at 4 am…I woke up when the A/C stopped. But came back on fairly quickly. Hotel breakfast ...
... outside hanging out and then
of course after dinner. Our campfire maize roasting is becoming a
nightly thing- it's actually become my favorite part of the day.
Pendo, Ibrahim and I picked the maize for roasting that night. On the
way into the field, I heard a little rustle in a pile of thatch that
Gma Lois had tied that day. I saw a tail and showed Ibrahim. I said
it was a snake because I could see it sticking out and showed him-
not that he ...
... were already drenched). Within the first minute it was clear that the only way conditions could be worse for snorkelling was if there was a tropical cyclone. Even my hawk-like vision could barely penetrate the underwater cloud, and above water was so choppy I spent most of my time trying to breathe. I did see some schools of zebra fish, but within 10 minutes Helen, Rachel and I had given up. On the ride back our captain again demonstrated his expertise in keeping his passengers properly wet. ...
... rest of us... waiting ages and started to think the worst. Turned out the bike ran out of petrol – a very regular occurrence.
It's (staff) Michele's birthday tomorrow so we organised a card, a couple of little pressies and balloons. We were blowing them up about 10:30pm and some got so big that they popped. It ended up waking Michele up and she wasn't happy, we had to try and stop her coming downstairs to spoil the ...
Arrived at Addis Ababa transfer terminal. All the white people were pulled out of the line, and they pushed us to one side as they we were blatantly transferring and not staying in Ethiopia. I met a lady called Katherine (from Peckham, England) in the airport, and thank god otherwise it would have been 3 very lonely hours. Also I didn't change up any dollars and I only had Kenyan Shillings. Katherine kindly ...