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Friday, January 22, 2010

We (and our bags) arrived!

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.

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