Monday, April 14, 2008

John Simpson in Kinshasa

April is reading "Not Quite World's End: A Traveller's Tales" by BBC Foreign Correspondent John Simpson.  The other day she read a passage aloud to me concerning a visit he made a few years ago to Kinshasa.  I have to admit there were some parallels with his description and my first experience leaving Kinshasa airport which was around the same time.  But I am pleased to say that things have improved a bit since then.  Not a lot, but I couldn't say that Kinshasa is the worst airport in the world like Simpson does.  I am sure there are worse to be found, I just haven't been there!

On reflection I think Brazzaville's Maya Maya International may take my personal prize.