This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Looting continues...


Looting continues on a massive scale. Right under the noses of the Nepalese Army and the Liberia Seaport Police, a gang of looters have been stripping clean an abandoned fishing boat moored near our ship, until a Chinese fishing boat came to its rescue and towed it to a safe anchorage where we hope it will be repaired. Further along the coast, the massive abandoned Hotel Africa remained un-looted for years whilst Irish and Swedish Troops were in the neighbourhood, but looting started as soon as they were replaced by Pakistani Troops, and now the hotel is just a shell. Obviously the Liberian population takes the presence of some peacekeepers more seriously than others. Olly

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