We arrived in Lopé, a very small town with surprisingly a few hotels to choose from. I decided to upgrade, really upgrade. The view from my room-
The Ogowe River flows right by-
We planned to go on a 2 hour jeep safari, leaving at 4 pm and tomorrow to go gorilla trekking but decided to cancel the gorilla trekking - we won't see any anyway and do the 2 hour drive tomorrow. We were waiting anyway for the jeep to get back from picking up VIP passengers who had just arrived by a VIP train. They pulled up in two vehicles and there were more armed policemen than white European politicians. Whoever they were and whatever they were doing here is a mystery. Eventually we got a ride into the village of Lome which is 2 miles away and bought supper - Pringles, chocolate cookies, Orangina and Coke Zero. The meals at the hotel are expensive and not so good. I'm looking forward to kicking some ass in Scrabble tonight, air conditionning and a soft bed.