Merry Christmas

Trip Start Nov 28, 2003
Trip End Feb 27, 2004

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Monday, December 29, 2003

Well its been a trials and tribulations type Christmas here in Sierra Leone. It started with an adventurous Christmas eve when the doctor decided at 6pm that I really needed to take the medicine for my dodgy bell via a drip. So I spent most of Christmas eve in a doctors surgery (which looked more like a school store room than a doctors), with a drip in my wrist worrying about catching HIV from the needles (its kinda a paranoia, all the needles were fresh outta the packet).
So the bizarro thing about Christmas and Boxing Day in Sierra Leone is that there are these guys that dress up as Devils (ie African raffia clad devils) and walk up and down the streets with huge throngs of people following them. I am still trying to get someone to explain the reasoning behind it but its a pretty cool sight. I was about to whip out my camera and takie a snap when the guy I was with told me that if they saw me they would come and take my camera!
New Years Eve... now that should be a party and a half, I*ll keep ya posted.
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