Friday, May 21, 2010

An exciting trip to the airport

Awoke to smoke billowing around the hotel... which turned out to be a farmer burning a field 500m away. Unfortunate timing to say the least, and illegal given the proximity to the airport. Jagged nerves frazzled further.

We were planning to return home today but on informing the Embassy, they told us to hang on while they checked with the police that it was safe, and the police said no. But needed a change of scenery, so decided to take the shuttle bus to the airport for lunch and a bit of shopping. Thrilling! I remember once as a kid going to Heathrow to watch the planes from some kind of viewing platform. Do they still have these? Unlikely. Nowadays, air travel is just a way of getting from A to B, airports are glorified shopping malls with longer queues, fewer seats and more security, and jumbo jets are just boring.

Hopefully home tomorrow.

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