18.09.2010 - 18.09.2010 29 °C
Packing. Recently i have become quite the expert on this front!
We all got a photo in front of the Mwaluganje sign before the off, and it became "spot the Ann" game, as my legs went sore in every space i got so i swapped about with everyone! It was very emotional to say bye to everyone - Mama Chapati, Wilfred, Stevie, Skinny neck, The Old Guard... and all the other staff we didn't create fun-loving nicknames for (:
We went to a supermarket on the way to Makongeni, it was so strange, just to be around lots of.. WHITE PEOPLE! Aaaahhh. The supermarket had aisles AND tills, AND western food, AND a second floor, AND a phone section, AAAAAND.... CRISPS AND BISCUITS! Mental. Sheer mentalness.
The camp is GORGEOUS - honestly we are spoilt! It has a mirror in front of the sinks.. a toaster.. a FRIDGE!.. a darts board.. internet in the village at certain times.. the showers have DOORS.. and.. we.. have.. SOFAAAAS! We have three huts/dorm rooms, ours is called the "Love Shack" and has Bryony, Jenny, Katie, Lauren and myself as members.
We where met with coconuts and straws, quite the tropical reception eh?, and i quite happily ate my coconuts insides as well as enjoying the juice!
We went to 40 Theives for an hour for lunch and i had pizza. Thats right - Pizza in AFRICA. It was so overwhelming, the sun, the sea, the sand - just seemed TO perfect! Everyone had an amazing time, although we ran into the grumpy Aussies we had shared the bus into Diani with on our first day... they still looked grumpy.
Our night out to 40's was So funny, the Aussies where out in force and our team just kept taking the piss out of them.. not in an overly nasty way, just that they really needed to come off their high horse and stop being snobby and realise they are meant to be here for a good cause!
Then i had a "first". Ann in club. Ann dancing in club. Ann dancing on beach. Ann dancing in sea. Ann face-planting the sea. Ann soaking wet. Ann going back into club. Ann dancing, wet, in club. BRILLIANT! I was verrrry wet and was right out then Bryony totally sprinted out to me and face planted the water as well, she was DRENCHED! I had a stich from laughing so much i never fell over too!
We came back at 1am and then the munchies kicked in... "HELLO JENNY'S BIG BAG OF CRISPS!"