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Last day in Nigeria (and fixing the fixed line…)

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Yes, it’s our last day. Yesterday we arrived in Abuja, after having stayed a few days in Jos for the second time. We are again in Daniel’s place, Esther’s cousin. His internet connection was broken two weeks ago because overzealous road workers dug a trench in his street and cut through the telephone cables. Esther and I decided to do it the African way. We jumped into the dust pit with gaffer tape and a leatherman and tried to fix the telephone line by tying all threads of the same color together. And it worked…! (written proof here).

me fixing the telephone cables in Abuja