We just came back from a trip to Kenya and Tanzania (Zanzibar). Lots to say about that – and I’ll publish a lot of it on my web site – in fact the pictures are there already and accessible from the front page…But the point of this blog is that we made a mistake. We tried to save money by going through Dubai. Nothing wrong with Dubai – in fact the airport is large, modern, efficient, and full of shops that never close. The problem was the connections. We had long layovers – six to eight hours – between two fairly long flights. Painful with two kids – although they did really well and we all got a bit of sleep.So next time, we’ll pay a bit more and go as direct as possible. Less wear and tear on all of us, and a better start and finish to an otherwise great holiday.