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Day 197 – Living to Excess

6th April 2012


Redvers had been suffering from a sore throat for a while and whilst his grumble was a s sound as ever, his parp had gone. After finding out where the horn in the car actually lives we discovered that he has two; one high and one low. A little dodgy rewiring later and he had a bi-tonal honk. Back on the streets we’d be armed again.

We took a boozy lunch in Castelli’s, an Italian restaurant where we drank wine, ate lasagne and scooped hazelnut ice cream whilst feeling remarkably civilised.

That morning we’d met two couples, one couple, Dave and Marni, where Dutch and were returning to complete an African adventure that had come off the rails when Dave had ridden his bike full speed into a cattle cart parked in the middle of the road on a dark Sudanese night. It had taken year for his fractured arm to repair but they were back and were busy getting their bikes ship shape again. The second couple were two Kiwis based in the UK who were the proud owners of a pimped G4 bright orange Land Rover Discovery 3 that had all the gear. We’d suggested a return trip, on our part, to Habesha 2000 and they’d been keen. The night went dangerously well. There was no holding back as this time we took on the dancers, one shoulder shake and head flick at a time. Another two plates of fasting and non-fasting food met their destinies and we shifted back to Wim’s for a drinking session like nothing of which we’d yet seen.

Posted by ibeamish 10:10 Archived in Ethiopia

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