Word of the Week: Matriculation
Trip Start May 04, 2011
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I’m getting a bit of a routine and rhythm with work and after-hours. Joined some others for a power-walk after work through the Mining area and back along the road. Beautiful tropical forest that we’ll be clearing and some very big bugs. It rains most afternoons, but only for half hour or so and then gone. It is supposed to be wet-season, but hasn’t really rained that much yet (bit like Perth!).
Sunday afternoon, a group of us bussed the short distance out to Purple Rocks, the housing compound where Lycopodium (construction contractor) are staying, for a pool party. Was good to go swimming and get out of camp for the afternoon.
Currently making arrangements for my first break. Haven’t really had time to think about this, but the current plan is fly out direct to Rome then to Monaco to catch up with Tish&Kieran (lucky u getting a personal mention in my travel pod), then across to Greece and back to Rome to explore southern Italy. Nothing booked yet and I need to get cranking on making firm plans. My Lonely Planet guides are coming in quite handy tho ;-)
Some random observations: Ghanaians shake hands by finishing with a click of the fingers...I’m yet to perfect this. I’m glad I brought my own pillow, but wish I brought blue-tak (the locals don’t know what this is) and my scotch glass. The power goes on & off almost every afternoon. Packed to the Rafters is the only Aussie show on TV here. And Sunday morning I unknowingly squashed a 10cm gecko when shutting the bathroom door; I only noticed it wedged in the door frame when it started smelling. On that note...