"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."
Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz
As I dragged my bicycle off the ferry from Egypt at about lunchtime, anything seemed possible, even perhaps munchkins and wicked witches. This was the start of 'Africa' as far as I was concerned, and I was primed and ready for strange and unexpected goings on. First up was border control: It was quick and painless. That was certainly unexpected. (although the American couple behind us in the queue were asked...
'"If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every
idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be
boiled with his own pudding"'
Charles Dickens,'A Christmas Carol'
Bah humbug! I hate spending the festive season in countries that
don't know what a mince pie is, and this year was no exception.
My Christmas Eve was like some kind of depraved scene from
Trainspotting, on Christmas Day we were left homeless after being turfed
out of a monastery in the dark, ...