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Sierra Leone

Summary

By on May 28, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

  The next eight posts are summarized or directly compiled from multiple sources – in particular from our visit to the Rwandan Genocide Memorial. I have attempted to be as factual as possible and not include any personal opinions. If anything is incorrect please let me know. Sources Rwandan Genocide Memorial Time magazine Telegraph, UK […]

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Land of a thousand hills

By on May 27, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

The clouds were heavy, black, and pendulous as we flew in to Kigali airport, Rwanda.  As we cleared the cloud cover we were met by a verdant, lush landscape. Green as far as the eye could see, broken only by sharp orange slashes of road and sporadic small villages, identifiable from the sky by the […]

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“I hate everything”

By on May 25, 2011 in Ethiopia with No Comments

  Great things about Addis Ababa: Our hotel – The Wassamar Hotel Habesha Restaurant Bad things about Addis Ababa: Everything else Sentiment of the moment is, “I hate everything”.  My bag has now been lost for 4 days, soon to be 13 (at least) as we won’t have a permanent address in Rwanda.  We have […]

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Deja vous

By on May 23, 2011 in Ethiopia with No Comments

I cannot believe it.  My luggage is lost again.  Just mine.  To make matters worse, it is somewhere between Sierra Leone and Ethiopia – so that leaves a lot of links to go wrong. We are only spending two days in Ethiopia and in a different place each night in Rwanda, so I may never […]

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So long, Salone

By on May 21, 2011 in Sierra Leone with No Comments

Camped out in the Sierra Leone airport thus far without drama. Picture Ide screaming and waving his hands around like a madman this morning when he found something crawling in his pants. It turned out to be…his pants. The hotel taxi and bag wrapping were a complete ripoff but we’d ran out of energy to […]

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Goodbyes

By on May 21, 2011 in Sierra Leone with No Comments

Sitting in the hotel at the Sierra Leone airport with A FAST CONNECTION!  You don’t know how painful it has been, taking 10 minutes for every page to load.  This keyboard does have a broken down-arrow key, but nothing’s perfect. Yesterday was my last day of teaching.  I made a half hearted attempt at perimeter […]

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Goat steak

By on May 21, 2011 in Sierra Leone with No Comments

  Just kidding!!! For those of you concerned about whether Bubbles would be school goat or school dinner – the school is going to keep her and breed her (no guarantee that her children won’t end on someone’s plate though).  However, they did change her name to ‘Favour’ – which is just weird.  I guess […]

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Seven years of hard labor

By on May 21, 2011 in Sierra Leone with No Comments

Today was the big day!  It started off with Haja being an absolute cow to Sue, yelling at her and not wanting to give her a ride to the registry office, never mind that Sue has a broken ankle and it’s the most important day of her life.  Haja’s reason was that she needed to […]

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Death by hanging

By on May 21, 2011 in Sierra Leone with No Comments

  The day passed relatively uneventfully. Ide’s goat was a tremendous success – the only unfortunate aspect being that to get it to his school he had to walk it past my school, and as news of a white man leading a goat travels fast, now everyone at my school wants one too.  We learned […]

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Bubbles

By on May 20, 2011 in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone with No Comments

  Nothing could top yesterday for drama, but as usual things are never boring in Sierra Leone.  Now that the cat’s out of the bag anyway, at school I tell Mr Le Ferve that Sue and Mr Babia are going to be married.  Mr Booma walks up and joins the conversation, and the news is […]

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