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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.




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On December 1st, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC), thegarlicbite commented:
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.
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On December 2nd, 2006 06:24 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I haven't seen the Strawberry drink here - amazing that the Coca-Cola Co. has so many different drinks - I wonder if I can get Stoney in Atlanta?
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On December 1st, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC), 13oct commented:
You poor thing. hope you are feeling better now.

'I long for the day when Star Trek transporters finally exist.' - You said it! I adore seeing new places too - just hate the process of getting there and back again!
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On December 2nd, 2006 06:25 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks!

I don't know how people manage to travel with kids, I have a hard enough time looking after myself.
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On December 5th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC), 13oct replied:
*grins* try traveling alone with a small child. It's the stuff nightmares are made out of!
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On December 5th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Urgh. I guess I ought to concentrate on getting knocked up first!
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On December 5th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC), 13oct replied:
:) Hey that's the fun part now! all the best.
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On December 6th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
"famous last words"
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On December 8th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC), 13oct replied:
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On December 8th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
duly noted! thanks for the tip!
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On December 1st, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
I agree - hate traveling, love tangawizi.
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On December 2nd, 2006 06:25 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Maybe if I were going somewhere new (like Latin America) or going for fun instead of work, I'd feel differently....
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On December 4th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
You would. Although I enjoy my down time more and more lately, even if I am somewhere new and exciting.
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On December 1st, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC), clynne commented:
I love ginger beer.
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On December 2nd, 2006 06:26 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Any brands you recommend in the US? I really love this stuff.
On December 2nd, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC), clynne replied:
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.
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On December 3rd, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Alas! I thought there was some imported ginger beer from Jamaica at Trader Joe's but I may be wrong.
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On December 2nd, 2006 08:42 am (UTC), flemmarde commented:
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...
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On December 3rd, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
In Mali at least people used soda bottles for storing petrol!

It's hard also traveling with other people, and in Africa to boot.
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