World AIDS Day is beautiful and sunny here in Nairobi, but my sore throat has developed into a full blown cold and instead of huddling in my room with CNN I've decided to hide in the business center. I remember there were several passengers hacking and sneezing on the way over here so I'm sure I caught it on one of those flights. Ack. Tomorrow night we fly on to Yaoundé, Cameroon, and I certainly don't want to travel in this state.
Can I just say: I hate traveling. As much as I enjoy the challenge of living in different cultures, I hate the whole process of traveling: tying up loose ends, packing, getting to the airport, security measures, cooped up in a small seat for hours on end, indifferent airplane food, surly passengers, etc. etc. I long for the day when Star Trek transporters finally exist.
In compensation, I've been imbibing massive quantities of Stoney Ginger Beer. Purely for medicinal purposes of course.
Oh man- I love that stuff. Once when I was travelling in Mozambique all I drank for two weeks was Stoney Ginger beer and the Sparletta Strawberry- room temp and tasting like syrup.
More than anything, I am in love with the Schweppes Dry Lemon. I could drink that all day long.
Unfortunately, no. There used to be an imported English brand called Pig-something, but these days the only one I can regularly find is Reed's Extra Ginger Beer. Which, really, tastes more like ginger ale to me -- sweeter and not very ginger-tasting.
givent hat they feel obliged to note that the bottle is for beverage use only, what do youy think people are likely to use it for, if not for the warning?
i don't mind travelling so much myself. i like to get into the zone and not have to worry about anything else i should be doing i guess...