"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." (Mark Twain : The Innocents Abroad, 1869)

Monday, 17 May 2010

Will we, won't we ?

The normal excitement of a rapidly approaching trip is being magnified by the uncertainties created by Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano and British Airway's industrial relations.

The volcano may have an impact on us arriving on the planned day but only I will be affected by the latter as the others are either flying KLM from Newcastle or Virgin from Heathrow.

The others may also come under the influence of the volcano when they return at the end of their two week trip.  Hopefully, by the end of September when I return, the eruptions will have subsided.  Otherwise, an extension of my visa will be on the cards and I will be forced to spend some more time in Kenya - what a hardship !

On top of this Kenya seems to be benefiting from some good rains - hopefully things will have dried out somewhat by the time we arrive.

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