Nairobi Travel Blog› entry 10 of 10 › view all entries
September 23rd, 2006 – by: Emster109
Clement, our driver, took us in his safari van out of Merueshi.
Finally, the truck came, and with it about five people sitting in the bed. We took off again and a little way down the road I started to smell something. We stopped and had to put water on the break pads because they were rubbing too much on the tires. We kept driving and then the people in the back of the truck started yelling to stop and get out. The wheels were on fire! Honest to God, flames were coming out of the hubcaps. I have never seen anything like that! The warriors started throwing dirt on it and other people ran to get water and I was just standing there wondering what to do and if Id still make my flight. I did my best to remain positive. I didnt want to know what time it was, but I knew wed taken a long time so far and we still had a long way to go to Nairobi. The fire was put out and Kakuta called for another car. And then we waited some more. Another van came to get us and we started driving again. Thank God, this car actually made it without falling apart! But I was still really worried about missing my flight. Kakuta kept saying, oh yeah, youll be fine, but inside I was having a minor heart attack.
Believe it or not, I made it though. I had to wait in a million lines before I got to the plane, and even though the lady at the check in counter told me I would make it, I knew I wouldnt feel relaxed until I was actually sitting in my seat on the plane. What a relief to be here now! Were about to fly over the Mediterranean Sea! And I have a window seat! Life is good. It is definitely good.
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