Tag Archive: international travel

Aug 25 2012

If it’s Saturday, it must be Sweden

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I still have this child-like wonder when it comes to long-distance air travel. Even though I’ve done an awful lot of it (especially in the last 10 years) it still blows me away that it’s possible to be in one part of the world one day, and a completely different part of it the next. …

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Aug 17 2012

Lake Manyara National Park

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I wish I could tell you I slept like a rock last night. I should have, given how little sleep I’d had on the plane the night before. But evidently I wasn’t tired enough to overcome my habit of sleeping like crap the first night in an unfamiliar place. On top of that, I woke …

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Aug 16 2012

Intro to Africa in Arusha

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The flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro International Airport was our favorite of the three … not just because it was the final leg and only 50 minutes long, but because of the incredible scenery along the way. Because we were confined to the airport for our nearly 4 hour lay-over, we hadn’t really seen very much of …

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Aug 16 2012

Whoever said “getting there is half the fun” was lying, Part 2

Greetings from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi where we are awaiting our final flight … this one on an African airline, Precision Air. The first two were via Qatar Airways and I cannot say enough about  the service aboard those flights. (Ground services are another story, which I’ll get to in a minute.) First …

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Aug 15 2012

Whoever said “getting there is half the fun” was lying

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We’ve been at Kastrup for two hours now, and have just now settled in at the gate … which only opened about 3 minutes ago despite the fact that all airport info signage has been directing people here for hours. The Qatar Airlines staff I talked to yesterday when the electronic check -in system did …

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Aug 15 2012

Africa-bound!

We are soon headed for Copenhagen to begin our journey to the Dark Continent … and by “dark” I mean *extremely limited internet access*. Which means most of the stories and images from our adventures will probably be share after-the-fact … kind of like NBC’s version of the London Olympics! I’d be lying if I …

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Aug 12 2012

Ironically bad timing

I ate a bug today. Not on purpose, mind you, I was on my bike moving at a pretty good clip when it flew into my mouth and wedged itself at the back of my throat. I had no choice but to swallow it. It happened so fast that I didn’t even see what kind …

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