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... commenced. Despite the scarcity of international visitors, the three immigration officials still managed to take 30 minutes to process us and release us into another part of the shed where a clearly antique belt chugged our baggage violently in front of three very keen porters.
The arrivals hall resembled a market and I was quickly met by my taxi man, who at first seemed very unfriendly. However when he realised that I was not ...
... down to the river.... I was worried that they'd get swept away. Even though I've been in monsoon rain in Singapore and Thailand...... this was far far heavier.... cyclone rain. I was really angry with the girls for holding up our return, and by the time we got back to Akany we all looked like drowned rats. The other volunteers reassured me that the children in afternoon activities had been wild and naughty that afternoon too....there ...
... visas. Do you have your visas?”
Well, no. (Seriously?) Visas definitely are not imprinted on my NSW license. And then he continued with the fact that the photocopy of my friend’s passport hadn’t been certified and thus held no value as proof of identity. And there was no stamp. And there were no visas. And, and, and...
He was waiting on money.
This became abundantly clear so very quickly. He now ...
... characters who unfortunately challenge our patience. A polite no to an insistent trader doesn't work well, neither does ignoring them, so a firm and even aggressive "no" is usually required. Not a nice way to treat people I know. Richard's tummy bug continued, so we limited our exploration of the city, hoping he would recover in time to enjoy the buffet lunch we'd booked at a fancy hotel for Christmas Day. Little did we know we would have other reasons to cancel our ...
“I’m from Cincinnati.”
“You’re kidding, I’m from Lawrenceville, Indiana.”
“That’s not far.”
He was really stunned. We chatted for a minute; he told me he was on his way to Arusha to visit friends. I told him I was on my way to Rwanda. We may end up on the same flight to Nairobi today. It’s often ...
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