When we left Gabon, we flew to Aberdeen. Joe was enrolled in a workshop and it was on the way, so it made sense for me to join him.
Aberdeen is a small city on the East coast of Scotland and is nicknamed "The Granite City" or "The Grey City" and it certainly is very grey. We were excited to be moving and to be out of Africa so even the rain didn't dampen our spirits. (And it rained a lot!)
Unfortunately, Joe wasn't on holiday and was occupied from 8-5 so we didn't get to tour castles or find the Loch Ness monster but we did do what any person does after having just left the third world: we ate a lot of food in nice restaurants, drank many a beer in pubs, saw a movie, shopped, I had my hair done for the first time in a year and I'm certain I consumed my weight in Starbucks.