24-07-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
"Are they coming?"
"Do you see them?"
"Not yet, but they are coming..."
"It's very hot in Italy"
"And it's cool here but we go to the sea"
"In Italy there is a crisis"
"People here are starving but it's not us"
"In Italy the government has fallen and it's a big mess"
"Here in ten days they make a new one and let's hope there are no messes"
"Flights are so expensive
"Everything is so expensive now
"Dreaming costs nothing
"Living a dream is priceless
The Kenyan coast is awaiting the arrival of tourists from all over the world these days: Kenyans from Kenya, British from Inglia, Italians of two types: the old ones and those others.
The old ones, no one knows why, do not go to hotels.
Perhaps because they are used to doing their own shopping and picking their own tomatoes and courgettes.
Those others in turn are divided into: young people (who are often still married, except for those who kill each other and have to cancel their trip) and families. The others do not exist or have no right to travel. Honeymooners last a week at most and are rarely seen around; what they come to Kenya in August is even less clear than why they got married.
Families with children have mortgaged their homes to come on holiday to Kenya and go on safari, so much so that they do not have the money to return and decide to stay and live here.
Thousands of compatriots failed to leave for Kenya because they did not pass the very tough test of filling out the online visa, and those who did made it were crushed by entering their vaccination details in the globalhaven portal.
It's going to be a different and fun August, with finally something to talk about other than 'it's going to be OK'. By now, even the beach boys have realised that nothing will be fine here anymore!
(Just kidding, eh! We say this for the benefit of all those to whom we offer our deepest condolences for the untimely loss of irony)
For those who want to continue the discourse... here's the video of 'Tourists, Where Have You Gone?', Freddie and Sbringo's song good for all seasons and especially for this one.
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