Subject: Africa Honeymoon

It was a great honeymoon and very romantic. It will probably be a long time before we can do it again. As part of our trip, we went to see the gorillas in Zaire. We flew into Burundi and drove through Rwanda to Zaire. Rwanda was having a civil war at the time and war broke out in Zaire two weeks after we left. When we flew from Nairobi to Masai Mara, the plane (I think it was a DC-3) was filled with other couples on their honeymoons. Mainly French. Who would have known?

We wished we had spent less time at each reserve and seen more of them, but we were afraid of spending all of our time traveling frm one place to another. Masai Mara was luxurious, relatively speaking, but it would have been fun to include a walking safari. Also one of those where you sleep up high and the animals come at night to a salt lick. We also would have gone to Tanzania and skipped the beach. And the overnight train to Mombasa, billed as the most romantic train trip, can easily be missed. I don't know what was worse -- the food on the train or in Malindi. I wish we had seen Kilimanjaro too, maybe even climbed it.

After 10 years in Kansas City, my wife and I and our two children (5 and 7) are taking a few years sabbatical and now live in San Miguel de Allende, a small town (45,000 people) 200 miles northwest of Mexico City. It is an important town for historical reasons and has an artistic heritage. So, it is interesting for all of us and the collection of people is fascinating.

Ed in San Miguel