So I got back into Geneva last night. The flight seemed damn long. Had a stopover in Amsterdam, but only about 30 minutes, which was not great because I wanted to buy a pair of sunnies. I ended up buying Prada Candy though, which I love! I think I am getting sick because the man next to me coughed every 10 seconds, no joke. My throat is already sore.
The trip to Russia was good overall. It was not really a ‘field’ experience. A lot of good work is going on and the programmes are moving in the right direction. The people in the office were great. I got see a little bit of Moscow. Had way too many chai lattes. Survived the cold. Tried some Uzbeki food. Had some Russian goodies as well. Got lost. Wandered. Tried on fun furry things! Bought a really savvy Russian outfit. Did a shot of vodka. Picked up a few gifts, including a Russian hat for my grandfather. Watched Russian TV. Took a ‘gipsy’ taxi. Didn’t get hit by the tram. Went to a cool mall. Tried on thousands of 4 inch heels. Visited a couple of public libraries. Took some photos of this and that.
Now, 2 days before the East Africa trip. Unfortunately, I locked my closet as I always do when I travel, but cannot find the damn key now! So I will spend this evening searching for it. If I do not find it, then I will have to get someone to break the damn lock. How did I manage to do that? Just more work added to what I already have to do!