Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 27th, 2009

Boarding proceeds… slowly and haphazardly. Transmitters off.

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Oh. Boarding. A Boeing 737 which today is KQ480 to Dar es Salaam. Tarmac walk.

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Through another security check. If I’m going to be bored, I might as well have a view of a misty cloudy morning over Nairobi airport.

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I’m not responding to tweets ‘cos I have no internets. Sending by SMS only.

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The highest concentration of duty-free booze shops is by gates servicing Virgin Atlantic and Amsterdam. How surprising.

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There is a cybercafe, which looks dodgy. Packet-sniffing and keystroke logging FTL. Also, lt sells Converse sneakers.

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Why are white South Africans always so fucking rude?

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Only one Wi-Fi point, locked. :( It is called “giraffe”, however.

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2 flights down, 2 to go. For today. Now. Huntimg Wi-Fi so I can see things…

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Touchdown Nairobi! It’s not even 6am and it’s still dark! Africa is COMPLETELY INVISIBLE!

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I still have no internets though.

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Oh. Apparently it works now. I’ll try to summarise an amazing and disorienting day in Zanzibar soonish.

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I’m still having SMS to Twitter failage.

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That little aircraft has two, um, propellors I thik they’re called.

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My last SMS toTwitter was made of fail. Will this one get thru?

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Sparrows. Everywhere I go there are sparrows.

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Changed USD 300 into TZS 393,000 in ragged notes. They’re not into giving a docket, it seems.

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I have a visa and I have cleared customs. I wait for the others, and a crow watches me.

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The stern lady smiled at my name, but she still took my passport and USD 150. I wait patiently with a gaggle of travellers.

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Touchdown Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Filling in visa applicatiƶ.

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