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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Africa Arrival

When you spend 12+ hours either on a plane, or getting into or out of airports, the range of photographic updates are limited.

Leaving England.

Crossing the channel.

Over Europe, probably Spain.

Presumably farmers burning their fields.

West Africa

Sunset as we approach Dakar

Sunset 10-Nov-2007 Dakar, Senegal
I was reminded of another sunset in Africa, a few years ago.

Sunset 8/17/1995
First night in Harare, Zimbabwe


It looked quite a bit different on the night time road from the airport to the hotel. It was dark when we cleared the airport. For some reason we had to run our bags through an inoperative x-ray machine before leaving. We were glad to find a driver and a shuttle for the Sofitel waiting. After declining several hundred offers to buy sim chips and phone cards at the airport we made our way to the hotel in the back of a battered mini-bus. Some culture shock on the drive to the hotel, and some more when we were back in a western bubble at the hotel. After checking in, we had a drink at the bar, uploaded these pics and retired. There were many professionals in the bar.

The adventure begins.


Anonymous said...

Have a great trip, I will enjoy "traveling with you" keep those posts posting.

Harlan Wallach said...

it is DAKAR you are landing in.

DARFUR is the site of an ongoing genocide, in SUDAN.

mw said...

hdw -

I am sure I do not know what you mean. I have reviewed the post and only see the correctly identified Dakar. You must have been reading incorrectly.

Anonymous said...

When you were cleaning up your set of geographic miss attributions you missed this one: