Subject: Combo locks
Lyn, We, too, had a combination lock problem the first day in Tanzania--the lock got caught in something and tore the zipper out of the suitcase and we had to buy a new suitcase in Arusha! We purchased a plastic duffel and the guide took the broken suitcase and I bet he had it repaired at the same shop where we bought out new one (they had sewing machines there and made luggage of sorts). Bottom line--don't pack anything you can't live without. Carry on everything you need for survival. And leave all the rest at home. Gretchen