Patty & Mark's 2006 Kenya Tanzania Report

Jan 11th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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bat, excellent point. Patty, if it wasn't projectile, my sincere apologies for too hastily taking you to task.
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Jan 11th, 2007, 09:24 AM
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Now if these most recent comments had been in the Fodorite Lounge, they would be blasted. That's how things have been going over there lately.

Thanks, Patty, for your candid remarks on Sand Rivers, Selous, mid-December. Actually a non shy warthog that is not a camp resident is quite a find.
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Jan 11th, 2007, 10:57 AM
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Thanks for another well-written, fun trip report, Patty! Really enjoyed reading it, and seeing your photos too. I'm sorry you were sick for part of the trip, but having been in that boat myself I can vouch for how much more you appreciate your lodgings in that case. I had a horrible, bone-shaking case of the flu during a 5-week trip around New Zealand a few years ago, and by some stroke of good fortune it hit me exactly at the point where we had a cabin (with private bathroom!) at Mount Cook. The rest of the time we'd been staying in hostels, on boats, or camping... so I'm sure you can imagine how grateful I was for that cabin! Sounds like you managed to enjoy yourself even while sick (and, you know, I really don't mind that you left out the vomit details...)
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Jan 11th, 2007, 12:37 PM
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My level of French is quite basic. Sure, I can manage a menu and gracious amenities. Can also kind of figure out what a new word might mean. So, walking thru the Roman amphitheatre in Nimes, I noticed signs on the walls reading "vomitoir." Okay, yeh, got it, but what is that word doing in this environment, and it wasn't in my dictionary. So, I asked. Well, surprise, surprise... you learn something new every day... it means "exit" - Who would have thunk!

So Patty, whether is was or wasn't projectile, it was still vomit. We're all friends, so we share everything. It's terrible for anyone to be hit with the grippers, more so in strange and distant places without our expected comforts. But, if you have to choose a place to vomitoir whatever is bothering you... Sand River and many other of this year's stops were ideal. Rather an upset tummy, than not to be in Afree-kah!

Again, thanks for a great read.
Mar 8th, 2007, 03:34 PM
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Thanks for providing such a descriptive report of your experiences. For a first timer, would your recommend Larsen's camp at Samburu or Joy's Camp at Shaba...this would be for the end of Jan/ early Feb timeframe. If it makes any difference, I have a bird I'm not interested in birding...rather avoiding them as much as possible! Thanks for your help.
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