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How is it possible

That the nairobi airport has wifi and pearson does not?

Four hours ago I was standing in someone's front garden a kilometre from entebbe watching black smoke billow out from the airport as a fuel tank burned. The airport had been evacuated and we were clustered off the road, certain the airport wouldn't reopen today. Then suddenly, vehicles began moving, we inched forward, and I was checked in and through security in time to do some souvenir shopping.

When I passed through the departure lounge, I could see the fire, flames high, literally 100m from the check in desks. But we took off only 45 minutes late, I met an interesting kenyan man who works in development, and now I'm sitting on the floor of the nairobi airport, waiting to board my next flight.

Onward to tanzania.

Posted by CateinTO 23:31

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So much of what you post about Uganda resonates with my experiences in Congo, brings up memories sometimes close to lost. This, however, so foreign and strange. Somehow it makes me think of Frankfort, and I can't picture it in the bit of Africa I know.

by Renee

Renee -- I can picture it because it didn't seem so very safe!

by CateinTO

It *never* ceases to amaze me how transportation around the world just happens, even when it appears to be broken, or when all western indications are that it wouldn't actually work. Always! It's really like magic.

by Melissa

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