Planning for Houston & a Night Out
Trip Start May 04, 2011
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A relatively busy work week with consultants visiting from the US and then finalising mid-yr performance reviews. Lots of field time too. I’ve included some photos of the resettlement site that we are building to house the people affected by the mine construction
Went to a bar down the road with the consultants on Wed night. Boring place, but good to get out and talk to other people. I always feel like I talk a million miles an hour when there are visitors because I have to speak quite slow to Ghanaians so they understand my accent. So it was good to be able to chat at normal pace and about life beyond Ghana.
Saturday night was an outing to a contractors housing compound in Ntranang. About a 15 min bus trip. It was a wet night, but they had a great set up with massive speakers, roast pork (no thanks), keg beer, nibbles and lots of people. I didn’t dance, but a lot of people did and there were local kids peering in through the front security gates watching us party. Funny. Ghanaians love to dance...and will do it sober. I was in the gym and this guy was practising his dance moves in front of the mirror. Odd. Plus his dance moves were shite. Left the party about 10pm. Was tempted to stay, but they ran out of Jim Beam and they were trying to pull me on the dancefloor. Um, no. Plus, the bus was leaving and I would be stranded there which I didn’t particularly want to deal with.
Oh and I got my first piece of mail from home! A birthday card from the Fairhead’s which was really cool aside from the fact that the card implies that I’m an alcoholic ;-)