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The Remaining Time – Days 74 – 78
Thursday 9th – Monday 13th June 2005
It was beginning to feel as though I am a long way from home now with the sad news of yesterday. It is bad enough saying goodbye to someone, but when you are not there to say goodbye, it is hard to deal with it on your own.
I had to explain to people about what had happened to try and stop people from asking me why I was sad. I just wanted to be left alone which is hard when you are in a hostel with many others. I was grateful for the kind wishes and sympathy I was receiving though.
I didn’t do much today, other than sit in the sun and watch a bit of television. I took myself for a walk to clear my head a bit.
Friday was much the same as Thursday, except today I helped the owner fit a new fire into the main room. In the evening I managed to mess up a pizza order for a few of the guys, so that we all paid more than we were expecting to.
Saturday and Sunday were spent taking walks here and there, while time seems to be dragging enormously now. I booked my taxi for the airport, and all that is left for me to do now is to pack, which I will do tomorrow.
Monday came and I was relieved it was my last full day. I went to the shops one last time and spent much of the day packing. There is a girl here from Czech Republic, who is here with her mum. They don’t have much money and are struggling. I have become friends with them, and spent much of my time with the girl. I had also given the girl some money to buy a couple of things at the shop. This evening they made me some rice cakes to say thank you, which were different to what I am use to, but were very nice. They then brought me out some fish and cucumber. I was a little surprised but very thankful.
I said goodbyes to most people this evening. They are a great bunch of people here, and I will miss them very much, namely Simona, Britt, Nathan, Emily, Gustave and a few others whose name I’m not sure of. I want to get to bed now.
Written by Daniel Stevens,
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