My Stage is the World

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive

The Water is Wide… I Can’t Cross Over

An even earlier start this morning, as I needed to wash my hair, but the lack of hot water meant I had to do it over the bath using soap and cold water. After my swim yesterday the soap actually made my hair feel dirtier. I also had a large scratch on my nose from the branch that whacked me in the face!

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Carnival of the Animals

For once, getting up at 6am was not a problem, although trying to wash with nothing more than a bucket of cold water was interesting! As we left our room there were – quite literally – baboons everywhere! Little babies were clinging onto their mother’s stomach and we got our first sight of the park – green, vast and so beautiful.
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An Affair to Remember

After such a long day we all slept well and were up fairly early. I was on coffee duty, but the milk was (surprisingly after so many power cuts) not drinkable, so black coffee and hobnobs (betraying the digestives) it was.

Miss P and Miss W were doing the salt water bucket challenge (like I said we had some power cuts, so ice was not possible), so they came back cold and wet. God knows what David and Ayee thought we were doing!

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All Night Long

After showering and sitting about for a few hours, our taxi arrived about 11pm to take us to the VIP bus station – naturally it was as cramped as ever! It was made even scarier by the fact that I was wearing my glasses so couldn’t see as well as normal.

Luckily it wasn’t too far and we arrived at the bus station in good time for the midnight bus. A tiny hole in the wall served as the ticket sales point but as there were only three tickets left for the midnight bus, we had to wait for the next one and couldn’t even buy tickets until the midnight one had left! When it did we managed to jump the sudden queue that appeared and secured five tickets to Kumasi.

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On the Road Again

Lazily making my way downstairs about 9.30 (Sunday’s the day of rest right?) all I could think of was a coffee – I was still exhausted! But there was no power! And no water so we couldn’t even use the hob! Grumpy girlie!

After several failed attempts at getting the showers working, it was another day of baby wipes (but no dry shampoo), which made it even luckier that we’d decided not to go to church! We wouldn’t have been welcomed with open arms looking the way we did!
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Life is a Rollercoaster

Waking up naturally with no alarm was an amazing feeling and it was still only 9.15am! I felt a lot better so went downstairs to have a coffee (and our now staple food – a digestive biscuit).

Frenchie & Miss W were ready for their day of mountain biking and I waved them off enviously. I didn’t think cycling with a dodgy stomach was the best idea…
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My

After a less than pleasant night for some of us, we bravely soldiered on, determined to last the day. This time it was David who joined us for the trip and the journey there was pretty straightforward. Of course once we approached Kakum National Park for the second time, it started to rain! Typical.

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The Girls in the Photograph

Up at the crack of dawn (well, 7am) our first issue was with the toaster… Which was broken! So it was digestives for breakfast, but at least we had hot showers. Kujo arrived once more, but Adolf had also decided to accompany us. We set off, more awake this time and raring to go.

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A Grand Day Out

Psyched about our first proper outing, we eagerly awoke, only to find that there was no power and no water. Soo, baby wipes and dry shampoo it was! Luckily the hob in the kitchen was a gas hob, so JK made us eggs on bread for breakfast. The minibus rocked up almost an hour early and Adolf introduced us to our driver – Kujo.

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Accra, Accra (this time for Africa)

After yet another sleepless night, getting up at 7 was a struggle, but I used JK’s shower and IT WAS HOT so I felt much better! We waited for Grace who we thought might be coming with us but she was ill. So we waited some more. Nobody would talk to us girls and JK had gone to return the basket and some of the beer bottles (they weren’t impressed we hadn’t drunk all 6 as they wanted them back).

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