Travel

The Iron Curtain

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Warning: Long post ahead.

I reached out to Joe Black. Remember him, the prodigy boy from the slums of Kitui who came here with his dazzle and muzzled his way into your hearts with his lively prose? I said,

Juice Wa Mango

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On our way back to Entebbe from Kampala last weekend, we had to stop as the President of the republic, His excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni himself, was about to pass by, headed to Kampala. My hotel taxi guy called …

Hut

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tor·pid

ˈtôrpəd/

adjective

  1. mentally or physically inactive; lethargic.

         “we sat around in a torpid state”

I just came back from Doha. They say travel opens your eyes and mind, but it also makes you so tired; living off a

The Lounge

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At 4 a.m on Sunday morning, I found myself with Mutua Matheka at DXB Airport, connecting to Stockholm, and with two hours to kill. So we wandered about the airport, chasing deep vein thrombosis and passing people slumped on

Man of Men

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From the air, South Sudan looks like a decrepit village rising into a city. Dusty roads wind around red, green and blue roofed buildings. There are clusters of huts. You can count the tarmacked roads from the air. The