Tag Archives: Trellidor

Truckulence

I can’t tell you how happy I am. For the last 6 months, I have had an ache in my heart every time I thought of the Big Green Truck sat lonely in the corner of Sean’s apartment block compound … Continue reading

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A Birthday to Remember

We arrived in Balmer, San Pédro on the evening of the day we were diagnosed with typhoid, 7th June. Zola was far more concerned with how many days remained till his 10th birthday – as is traditional in the Sampson … Continue reading

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“Everyone has his Lambaréné”

Lambaréné is as beautiful as I’d imagined. The sound of it rolling off the tongue was as tantalising as the lush green river town described in our Lonely Planet Africa guidebook and I’d been looking forward to it. As we … Continue reading

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Raincheck

I thought this blog was going to be about getting on the road to Gabon, but the universe had other ideas. It’s been one of those two-steps-forward-one-step-back-patience-is-its-own-reward-just-breathe-just-be weeks. I’ve never felt comfortable using the expression ‘I’ll take a raincheck’; Americans … Continue reading

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How the Good Luck Fairy got legless

Of all the petrol stations in all of Angola, we were lucky enough to stumble into Hugo’s. Still in shock from the sudden death of Mark’s Mum, we were looking for water. We had neglected to top up our tanks … Continue reading

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