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LETTER FROM NEW YORK – THE FINE ETTIQUETTE OF ROAD TRIPPING

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – THE FINE ETTIQUETTE OF ROAD TRIPPING

Henry’s driving terrified me. I don’t scare easily. But there is something about a battered red semi-trailer barreling down on you at an aggregate speed of a couple hundred kilometers per hour while a madman cackles behind the wheel of your own vehicle...
TRAVELLERS TALES – DRC

TRAVELLERS TALES – DRC

It was exactly 40 years ago, in 1971, when my parents first stepped foot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armed with nothing but oversized rucksacks and a little orange tent, they had decided to spend their holidays hitchhiking across east Africa,...
LETTER FROM JO’BURG –  SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH

LETTER FROM JO’BURG – SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH

SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH Letter from Johannesburg By Mwangi Githahu Over the last few years there have been reports from no less an august body than the World Health Organisation (WHO) about a dramatic increase...
Lord of the Kenyan Skies

Lord of the Kenyan Skies

    AVIATION EAST AFRICA- Tell us a little about your family – just as little or as much as you would like to say. LORD ENNISKILLEN: My family emigrated from Cornwall to Ireland in 1600 or thereabouts. My ancestor went over and started a...
Jack the Cat & Jim the Meerkat – or a Tale of Two Airports

Jack the Cat & Jim the Meerkat – or a Tale of Two Airports

  Late in the evening of Tuesday, October 25. One JFK Customs area’s many employees is minding their own business—or the US Government’s business—when a howling orange cat descends through the ceiling. This kind of thing happens more often...
The Tourist  Who Became the Resident Good Samaritan of Idsowe

The Tourist Who Became the Resident Good Samaritan of Idsowe

  He resigned from a well-paying job as a Tax Accountant in faraway Singapore to engage in charitable work in a poverty-stricken and marginalized community in Kenya’s Tana River region. Gabriel Teo, 46, now lives a Spartan existence in the hardship...
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