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Friday, January 22, 2010

Voyage part 2: planes

Tom and I are relaxing in the garden of my friend Al's house, overlooking the city of Tana. We have yet to switch from tea and water to beer, but that won't be far off.

The trip was long but relatively easy. We managed to check in 340 pounds of luggage while only paying $400 in overweight. Not bad. (The trick: a SCUBA bag costs $200 and can weigh up to 70 pounds. As opposed to a normal bag, which costs $250 and can only weigh 50.) Our 11 hour lay over in Frankfurt was spent visiting with a lovely friend (Christian) touring Mainz. On all our flights, we had multiple seats so we could lay down to sleep. All in all, not bad!

We are thrilled to be here. Tomorrow at 10 am we will meet with our potential new landlord. But for now, I just wanted to let you know we are safe.


  1. Even NPR thought the lemurs were lucky to make it to Madagascar! Nifty article about lemur migration this week in Nature: www.nature.com/news/2010/100120/full/news.2010.23.html

    Let me know if you want the full article. Miss you tons already! Plotting to finish dissertation so I can visit.

    l, k

  2. So it seems that we were in Frankfurt at exactly the same time!! How sad that I had no idea that you were there too -- I would have gladly skipped a conference session or two. What would happen if you boiled beer to make tea? xxxZosia