"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, 28 June 2010


The clouds that had been looming on the horizon look as if they are blowing away - Yipee !

The union involved in the BA strikes have said that there will not be any more during the Summer and the vehicle hire money, that had been lost in the Kenyan banking system, has now turned up.

I think we have also sorted out how we are going to pay the fees to stay in the Mara. KAPS have recently been appointed to collect all fees on behalf of the Conservancy and it looks as if we can pay everything at their HQ in Nairobi. This will save us carrying around almost £2,000 cash for a week until we enter the National Reserve. However, we can't use a credit card and have to pay cash in Yanqui $ as we are foreigners.

It looks as if I can get all my stuff in one 23kg bag, so that I will have plenty of capacity to take stuff out to Sarah at the Mara Predator Project and Mark at Serian. Though both are running out of time to let me have their stuff.

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