Trip Start Oct 31, 2006
13Trip End Apr 2007
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On the first leg of our journey, a 16 hour bus ride, we were dozing during the night when the bus came to a stop. In our sleepy states we didnīt really notice that it had stopped completely until the morning when we woke up and realised we hadnīt moved for hours. A bit of sign language told us that there was a landslide up ahead. And after walking 2 km to see what the problem was, it became clear that the only way to get through it in time to make our flight was to go back to the bu ( in the rain), pick up our bags, walk back to the landslide, through the mess and mud and to the other side where hopefully we could get a taxi to the next village and get some kind of transport from there.
So thatīs exactly what we did. The scene of the landslide was mad - loads of people shouting and screaming at the only man who had a tractor thing, the only one who could do anything to help. We were there to see the first truck get through it and the crown gave a big cheer. We could have stayed all day watching - it was very entertaining. But we pushed on, arriving at the airport totally muddy, smelly and very tired but with an hour to spare for lunch.