This evening, for some reason, I decided that the journey from libellum
's place back to mine (largely via the 67 bus) deserved reporting on in the manner of a Discovery Channel travelogue (the first post popped into my head fully written as I watched the 67 bus go past me just before I could reach the stop, after Helen had held me up with some random DIY-related questions as I was leaving her place). :)
I re-post my last batch of twitters here for your amusement/befuddlement... bear in mind I was working with a 130 character limit here.
"Heading back to civilisation. First hitch; delays clearing customs in the north mean that I narrowly miss my bus. I wait for the next one."
"The rain in the north is strange. Different in texture perhaps. Instead of an omnipresent drizzle, there are heavy drops, widely spaced."
"The next bus arrives and I gratefully board. The natives already aboard talk in their own language and laugh together. I sit on my own."
"The bus swings around a sharp corner, and I glance around wildly until I spot a familiar landmark... we're still on the right track."
"We've been stationary for several minutes now. A discussion at the front of the bus is getting heated. I hope we won't have to camp here." (this is a special bonus message, which for some reason never made it to the Twitter servers despite being marked as 'sent okay' on my phone)
"We see a display of jewellery, intended for marriage ceremonies. A group of native girls indicate their approval with loud shrieking."
"The large displays of exotic fruits for sale continue to confuse me... in such a crime-ridden area, why is it safe to leave food unattended?"
"My phone battery ran out before I rejoined civilisation, and so the last entries of my journey must be made retrospectively from the web..."
"Here the track the bus follows diverges from my desired direction of travel... I reluctantly leave its relative safety and take to my feet."
"As I trek back into more familiar territory, I reflect on the differences one can find when one travels. In the world, and in oneself."
"-- Seven Sisters to Hoxton, in the style of a Discovery Channel travelogue. Sorry to anyone who didn't find it as funny as I did :)"
Yes, I know, this is why people don't follow me on Twitter. :-p