Three weeks, three nations and two questions

Airport Hotel. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The Airport Hotel is fine. Its rooms give you more space than the converted containers of the camps such as Chelsea Village, SKA and RA — and at $130 half-board, they are cheaper than those in the container villages.

  • They are air-conditioned, and their TVs give you access to channels from all over the world.

The other day on my way back from Mogadishu, the Immigration officer at JKIA’s Terminal 2 looked at my passport and said, ‘Mzee, at your age you shouldn’t be going to Somalia like this. If you were a Kenyan, you would be resting comfortably at home.’


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