The appocalyptic storm
Trip Start Jun 01, 2010
158Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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Where I stayed
At Diana's (a Peace corps volunteer)
We spent a while lounging and then I packed all my stuff up. It took some real effort to make everything fit due to the gargantuan amounts of food Rafael and Mariana had given me. But I managed and after boding farewell to the both of them I hit the road.
The weather at first was ideal, really really sunny
The storm after much persistence eventually decided to subside and with the tropical heat I actually dried out a little. Next I tried to eat mince and potatoes on the bike, but I quickly realised this wasn't going to happen. I stopped for a while once I was clear of the chasing dogs I found a well positioned roadside barrier and attempted to eat the food with my hands. Once again I was immersed in my food!
I got to Lom and recruited some locals to help me find Diana's place. After a 20 minute search up and down tower blocks with a guy who spoke no English but was insistent on helping me we found her place. Another half an hour was spent trying to fit my bike in the minute lift and periodically becoming stuck as I went from floor to floor on my search for Diana . It turned out that I had come to the right place but she simply wasn't in. If only I had known I could have saved myself an awful of bike lifting and lift cramming.
I am now inside, showered, watered and once again with good company. Diana like Rafael is also a Peace Corps volunteer and she is from Florida. Let the conversation begin..............