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May 4th, 2010 | Africa

Long Haul Back to Nairobi…

I was up early this morning, feeling as sick as a parrot… I spent most of the day being ferried around by the hotel driver and Jimmy, one of the managers at the Amohoro Hotel… Jimmy spoke more than passable English, so he had to come along and translate for me… We had to go […]

February 10th, 2010 | Africa

Travel Clinic Terror !!

I have been putting off my compulsory visit to the travel clinic for a bunch of inoculations, for as long as possible. Hypodermic needles and I, have never been on the best of terms, but with time running out, I finally made my way to the same clinic I used on my previous trip up […]

January 20th, 2010 | Africa

Escaping Surgery…for now !

Dudes !!! I finally caught a break !! After reporting to the Kloof Hospital in Pretoria, I made my way to the consulting rooms of Dr. J.F van Staden, a prominent Orthopaedic Surgeon who was to make the decision of whether my trip would be put on hold for a few months or not !! […]

July 8th, 2009 | Africa

Down, and nearly out…!!

Improvements in the production at the factory are continuing to raise the morale of the workforce, and there are days when I wish I had arrived here a year ago… The future would have been so much different, I believe… Heavy rain has fallen over the area for the last five or six days, and […]