More thrills than skills – A half-life in journalism, part 40

Over the next few weeks, is to publish, each weekday, edited extracts from the memoirs of Scottish war correspondent, Paul Harris. ‘More thrills than skills: A half-life in journalism’, is being scheduled for publication next year.

SO, Daallo was flying in and out three times a week.

Who, you might ask? So did my travel agent.

When I eventually got a number from the Eritrean Embassy, in London, I called Daallo in Dubai.

A jolly-sounding fellow said they would certainly get me to Asmara if I met him behind the potted palm in the Transit Lounge at Dubai airport.

Sorry, say that again? Well, we don’t take credit cards, so please have US$500 ready in the proverbial brown envelope.