Have you cake, and eat it too.
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August 12th, 2006 – by: silan
The next couple days, I got a chance to go back to Woe to see the bone healer again. Unfortunately it would be a bit of a wasted trip because we got there late the first day, and the second day, she was out collecting herbs.
I got back on Thursday night, planning to leave the next day, but suddenly being overwhelmed by a certain situation at Heathrow. News doesn't really travel fast in Ghana, but we heard some rumours about having trouble flying the next day. The rest of the night was spent making quick trips to the internet cafe to find out more and calls home to parents to see what we could figure out about the situation. We were trying to sort out whether flights were cancelled, delayed or something else equally as inconvenient. It would appear that we wouldn't be able to bring any carry-on onto the plane. Trying to pack like this can be stressful. How do you pack a drum in a backpack? Are my kalabash bowls going to break? Wait.
In celebration of our last night, we baked a cake with chocolate frosting and ate it. It was a sad, lumpy cake, but having seven people crowded around a pan of cake and pick at it with forks, is something I won't soon forgot.
The last day blues struck hard at about 5:30am. The morning was spent saying goodbyes, being forced to drinking guiness at 10 in the morning with co-workers at WiLDAF, saying more goodbyes, and essentially denying the fact that we were leaving that afternoon. The ride to the airport was a quiet one.
Because of Janelle's super fantastic club membership, I'm sitting in the lounge in Heathrow waiting for our flight to Vancouver.
It still doesn't even feel like we've left Ghana, aside from the slight culture shock when landing and seeing the hectic views of London and using the washroom in the lounge where you actually put the toilet paper in the toilet, instead of the bin beside it. What a concept!
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