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To Tanzania 2 June 2018

Kilimanjaro Airport


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We were picked up at the hotel before 6:30 by the same driver we had before
Leaving the hotel

Leaving the hotel


and whisked to the airport. She snagged a wheelchair and took us to the assistance place
Assistance area

Assistance area


- then we had to get our boarding passes.

Problem - I had extra cabin class seats and had only paid for one. So I had to pay for a second one. Then they checked our bags and set us to wait. We were at the boarding area in the airport by 8 for a flight that was to leave at 10:25.
At the gate

At the gate

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They seemed to expect me to walk from there to the plane but I said no. We had two pretty nice seats but over the wing and I could not see anything out the window.
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My granddaughter and I played some "Who wants to be a Millionaire" on the TV and then she went to sleep and slept through lunch and snack --- for seven hours. I read books on my kindle - I read 3 and started on a 4th. I tried to get back to the bathroom once but it was too far to walk so I didn't go again.

They offered ice cream cones which I think had walnuts, but my granddaughter was asleep, so she didn't have any and I complained that they shouldn't have been offered to her.
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We got to the Kilimanjaro airport about 8. Walked down the steps - got to the bottom and had a wheelchair.There were people in line to get visas, but I was glad not to have to do that. Went through immigration. We waited quite long time for the bags, and then instead of customs, they scanned the bags. Now to find our driver....

There were about 150 people out there with names they were waiting for. The wheelchair guy found ours (named Kelvin) and we took off for Rivertrees. He pointed out the direction to Kilimanjaro but it was dark so we couldn't see it.
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When I got to the room, I just took my pills and went to bed - about 10:00.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 10:29 Archived in Tanzania Tagged visas kilimanjaro_airport mosquito_nets rivertrees

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I wish I could sleep like your granddaughter in a plane! Were they good book that you read?

by hennaonthetrek

She's so little and skinny that she can curl up in the seat. Also she was probably still jet lagged from the trip over.

The books were not good books - they were just trashy romances - just interesting enough that they were less boring than staring out at clouds. If my granddaughter hadn't been asleep I would have talked to her.

by greatgrandmaR

Might have do something with the fact that you were there looking after her, I am stressing too much to be able to sleep on a public transport..What if my phone or wallet get stolen, what if I am sleeping through my stop (bus or train), what if, what if... :)

Also I slept last night in a slightly "funky" position and have been having aching neck and shoulders this whole day and I can't remember that been happening when I were on my teens....:)

by hennaonthetrek

Trashy romances are just perfect reading while travelling! :)

by hennaonthetrek

My granddaughter just didn't have those worries - she was a worrier as we found later but not in a city.

by greatgrandmaR

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