One more to go! Ok, well...
I've done a few things while here, some of them I've posted about and some I've not. Some of them happen to be touristy things, and so I'll post pictures and describe them, because it is easy, and because it is what people like, win/win!
I went to a football match! Benin vs. Mali, a World Cup qualifier. It wasn't that exciting actually, they tied in the end and that's the only time it had much action, the last ten minutes, but I'm glad. Had Benin lost I dunno what sort of 'reaction' there would have been. Note the barbed wire encircling the field.
I've gone to play frisbee pretty regularily. I was out of commission for a couple weeks, so I went and took pictures one time.
I gave blood. Not too touristy a thing to do, but my name was called and I had to be brave. We only do whole blood here so the recipient was just in the next room in surgery. I'm O+, if you know what I mean?
This last weekend I arranged it to get the latter part of my friday off to coincide with a ship holiday long weekend. It was cool. We went to Grand Popo and stayed at Awale Plage for a couple nights, 13 of us, in a few bungalows near the beach.
There was a pool of course, and we played a fair bit in the water. It was PJs birthday and he got an inflatable volleyball net.
There was also the beach where Ben and I made a sandcastle. It rained the next morning for a number of hours and so our creation passed away.
We saw some nice sunsets, no sunrises though, I sleep too much then. I like this shot.
On the Saturday evening we got to eat by the pool. All the resort staff were dressed a little like pirates and it was all decked out in lights. The power went out a couple times, but hey, it's Africa...
This is our group, sans me since I'm taking the picture. I ate barbequed prawns, with the shells completely on. I was hesitant at first, but they were tasty ;) Even the steak was good, though I've been without good steak for 6 months.
Overall it was a very nice and relaxing weekend, too bad we had to get back to the ship.
But not before finding and playing with another Praying Mantis, hmmm, did I not blog about the couch?! I should I guess, maybe when I'm on my way home, lol.
That's it, pictures. Now I think I have to go make a trifle, oh the trials of this life.
Oh, and just 27 days left until I come home ()!!!
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