Thursday, April 29, 2010

thu, 4/ 112

Out African adventure is drawing to a close at last, four days later than we'd expected.
This is Niall at the airport in Lilongwe, checking out the planes.

We had a six hour layover in Nairobi, during which we entertained ourselves by shopping (!), playing cards, interviewing each other and writing down notes ("What was everyday life like when you were a child?" for example), and drinking Fanta (and bottled water!). Niall was delighted to find a reasonably-priced drum. He'd been hoping to get one ever since he tried the one they used at Nkwali Camp to awaken us in the morning and let us know that meals were ready.

Despite the ban on photos at the airport, I risked taking a quick picture of Niall with the flight board, shortly before we boarded the plane for Amsterdam. It was close to 10:00 p.m. our time, and we had an 8+ hour flight ahead of us. And then another five hour layover, followed by a 10 hour flight. It's a long way from Africa to home.

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