Thursday, June 30, 2005

A Message from NA

North Africa has arrived!
We've arrived, finally, in the city of our destination. We spent last night in a hotel on the mainland; it's a good thing some of us borderline speak Spanish, because that's pretty much all they spoke there in Spain. The hotel was nice, but confounding; it turns out that to use the lights or air conditioning, there is a plastic key card that slips in to a recipticle. It took us hours to figure that out. Since we were traveling east to that point we were actually going foreward in time, so our watches were useless; but I believe we had been up about 24 hours at that point. I think I'll use that as an excuse as to why it took us so long to figure it out.
Wednesday morning, we took a ferry across the sea to where we are now. It was an eight-hour trip, but I managed to sleep for most of it. It was a sizeable vessel; you could rent cabins if you wanted, with bunks. For our price range, we were in the Armchair Class. Luckily the arms came off a few of the chairs, so it was actually more comfortable than the airplane.
We got in around 9 pm, so we have yet to actually do anything. Tomorrow we will have a meeting; hopefully after that I'll have a better idea. But just so everyone knows, we made it and we're safe.
Derik Campos

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