A Sunday Adventure in the Jungle

Trip Start May 04, 2011
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Trip End Feb 20, 2014


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Sunday, January 15, 2012

This week went pretty fast actually. Work is picking back up with everyone back on deck. I finished booking my next break and I'm very much looking forward to getting to that resort in Zanzibar and vegetating for a week. Everything leading up to that will be great too, but I’m looking forward to a break from tourism and just laying on a beach. Accommodation for London is also booked and planning is in full swing. Got a sweet deal for the hotel in London during the Olympics, need to get tix now.

A group of us arranged a vehicle & driver on Sunday to take us to the nearest large town called Nkawkaw. We left camp at 9am so I had to sacrifice my typical Sunday sleep-in, but it was well worth it. The haze is still revolting and hanging in the air, so the views were hardly even visible. Following the drive to the top of this random look-out that I didn’t even know about, but 1 of the other guys did, we descended down a very steep path through the dense jungle/rain forest. After slipping a couple times, swinging from a liana vine, and dodging spider webs, we arrived at the amazing cliff face. You stand underneath the cliff face and look out to the town below. I’m no geologist, so can’t describe it scientifically, but it is unique and interesting. We then returned back to the top on the same path. People can paraglide off the cliffs which is not something I would ever dream of doing.

Lunch was at a nice hotel in town. I ordered Spaghetti Bolognese, and it came with half a jar of chilli on it...or so it seemed. I’m getting really sick of the food in this country being so spicy. I couldn’t eat it in the end and just ate around the sauce as much I could. Mouth on fire!! We then stopped in downtown Nkawkaw for some random walking through the streets at all the shop stalls and markets. Interesting experience, but something I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing on my own. I’ve done it once before...always surprising that u don’t get mobbed by people trying to sell stuff. The only battle is to not get run over by an erratic taxi or get over-powered by the occasional stench in the air. I didn’t buy anything – I looked for some souvenir style stuff, but it is all food or grocery items. Good day out with my closer circle of co-workers and a great way to finish the week!
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