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Friday, December 08, 2006

Off To Oxford

I haven’t been travelling much lately. In the beginning of the year, I went abroad at least once every two months for my work, but since August I haven’t set a foot across the border. So they make up for it, I got a surprise voyage in my hands today. Although it’s not really spectacular to go to England – more precisely to Oxford – for a seminar. So Monday morning, or Sunday night to be exact because I have to leave here around 4.30 AM, I have to take a train to Brussels and from there directly to London Waterloo station. Then it’s on the subway to Paddington Station, where I have to take the train to Oxford. I have serious doubts about my ability to stay awake that first day, but anyways the second day of the programme is much more interesting. Oh, in case you wonder, the seminar is about capacity-development of governmental and non-governmental actors in an international development context. Woohoo! We’re animals baby! Wicked!

But that’s not all. In January I shall be crossing the Mediterranean and set foot in Algeria for the first time. I’m looking forward to that. And in February I will fly to Niger – again. I’ve also got an outstanding invitation for Guinea-Conakry, but I doubt if that will happen. Anyway, I’ll have to do my travelling in the beginning of 2007, because I’m not getting on a plane in the months before and after the baby will be born. Although if he/she is anything like me, she/he will be born late.

Posted by Bart at 9:50 PM
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