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Trip Start Nov 01, 2011
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The next afternoon we booked our flight to Zanzibar with Kenya airways to soak up some hard earned beach time, before making the trip to Mercato market to buy some sort of flea killing chemicals
The Zanzibar flight was due to leave at 4am the following morning(They love early starts here) and we set off to the airport at 2am still not recovered from the Lalibela journey, and with Charlie battling a second helping of food poisoning.
Charlie was very sick by the time we got to the airport, and I was trying to get her through it by promising her some of the Zanzibar beaches that were awaiting us.
So you can imagine how difficult it was for me to tell her that we missed our flight!
As Dad will testify, when I miss a flight it is never my fault and this was no exception.
We arrived at the airport in good time and queued for the Zanzibar flight. After 30mins queuing and no movement, a man came and moved the entire queue out of the way. At 3am I tried to find somebody from Kenya airways to ask what was happening, who then told me the flight was closed!
The people in front of us were in the wrong queue and when the entire queue was moved we moved with them only to be waiting in the wrong area while the flight closed further down the terminal. Very frustrating. I explained we were in the correct queue at the correct time and luckily they have sympathized with us, and we will be flying either tonight or tomorrow night depending on availability.
Have just read my entries back to myself, and it does seem like I am trying to write some sort of travel tragedy. We are having fun and will hope that my next couple of entries will contain a couple of happier stoires.