Tomorrow we embark on our twice yearly journey back to 'civilized' territories. Yes, I call it a journey, because it is.
Tomorrow at dawn, we'll be driving for an hour on a bumpy and very deteriorated road to the local airport, where we'll take a little plane (very sixties-ish - probably because that's when it was made) to Abidjan, the economical capital of Ivory Coast. We are only leaving the country on Wednesday, but since we wanted to get some shopping done before our departure, we leave the plantation a day prior to our departure. There are hardly any shops in our vicinity, so we take any occasion we can get under the motto that everything we can get here, we don't have to hull over in our luggage.
So we have set a day and a half of shopping aside (am I lucky my husband actually lies this) where we have to get merchandise for a web shop we'll be starting up with a friend, gifts for family and friends, toys for the little one, supplies for our home and kitchen, some food stuff that won't perish while we're gone, food for the dog - who sadly will be staying here during our holiday, because we didn't get his papers done in time, and of course the prize for our little giveaway when we reach 1000 likeronies on Facebook (vote on the poll on the left).
And then it's off to Belgium on a wonderful (sarcasm, people, sarcasm!) night flight, where we'll be landing at 3AM in the morning - our time, so this makes 5 AM Belgian time. As I am writing this, it's 13 degrees Celsius over there, while here it's sunny and 27 degrees... not really looking forward to that!
But not to worry, even though I am completely set on spending my entire holiday relaxing, I will check in here very once in a while to read your comments and comment back, and I will be on Facebook too (I think only huge forces of nature would be able to prevent such behavior anyway). And I have a lot of delicious articles and guest posts for you. I even saved up some nice linkies for Sunday Surfs to come. You probably won't even notice I am gone!
I hope you enjoy what I have prepared for you!
Read you in a little while,
Image: Mshades on Flickr