Golden afternoon sunlight flickering through incredible, lushous greenery. Red, red, red soil. Children: How are you? I am fine! Over and over. It is the first bit of English they learn in school. Body feeling enlivened by exercise, movement, adventure.
Forget about the bus journey, cultural frustrations and the most hideous excuse for a latrine i have witnessed yet.
Instead: Glorious mountains dissapearing into cloud and then hazzily, dreamily, reappearing almost to touch the pink setting sun.
Tonight will hopefully be our first of quiet undisturbed sleep in Africa so far. The stars are beautiful and numerous. We feel bold, free and alive.