New Room, New Routine
Trip Start May 04, 2011
110Trip End Feb 20, 2014
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Within a week of arriving back from Namibia, I was given the keys to my new room. Block G, Room 6...so of course I was singing "fly like a G6" around the office and to anyone who asked what my new room is. To date, I have still not found anyone who knows what song I am talking about. I had wanted to stay in the Exploration Camp for as long as possible because the people who had moved to the new camp were talking of non-stop issues: no tv reception, sometimes no water, and largely still under construction. Despite this, most had moved to the new 'Camp A' by the time I returned from break and it was kinda lonely at Explo camp with services about to be cut off
We had our Christmas party a couple of weeks ago, and as expected it was beyond bad. I only stayed for 2 hrs and when the music gets louder than a jet engine that is my cue to leave. The only good thing is that there is a broader mix of people now and we all live in the same camp, so I have a variety of people to chat to and some around my age too
Only one week until I am home! Last year I had only just flown back in about this time and was entering my first Christmas away from home. With everyone winding down and starting to travel out of Ghana, it is good that I am one of those leaving too. The Ghanaian Presidential elections had threatened to ruin my travel plans, but fortunately there was no 2nd round of votes and the current pres was re-elected (there was an expat travel ban during the election period in case of violence). This has been a slightly shorter swing, but a good one. I think the change of scenery freshens the mind and helps pass the time. I’ve also been busier with work. So, I fly out on the day that according to the Mayan Calendar will be the last day of the world – 21st Dec 2012. Hopefully there is still a place to land 24 hrs later.