Hostage Covid Caper

Hostage: The Covid Caper Chapter 6 Hilton

Hilton Hotel corridor

Lyndey Milan and John arrive at the Hilton, and it soon becomes disappointingly clear that the government is flying by the seat of its pants, and they’re in tatters:  Day 1 Isolation The city streets were all but deserted. It was a strange feeling – back to On the Beach. I thanked my lucky stars…

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Hostage: The Covid Caper Chapter 5 Crown Promenade

Food waiting for people who've gone missing

Landing in Santiago at one in the morning is fine – the airport’s quiet, and most of the other passengers on our flight from Brazil are obviously heading to Australia too. But as we make our way through customs, quietly lining up in queues, masks on and socially distanced, the camp stretchers along the corridors…

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Hostage: The Covid Caper, Chapter 4, Hilton Hotel

Hilton Hotel arrival with baby

 Janice and Archie (4 years old) at the Hilton Hotel Janice* ends up staying in the same hotel, close to Lyndey Milan, but her circumstances are different again, and the difficulties she faces after a traumatic trip across Asia are huge. With a tiny son who’d had to leave his dad and home in Asia…

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Hostage: The Covid Caper Chapter 3, Lyndey Milan

Some disappointing food at the Hilton

Lyndey Milan heading to Sydney Lyndey, one of Australia’s most beloved food personalities, became a focus for many Australians, curious to know what this new idea of forced isolation by the government was like. Her blog, detailing her thoughts on her experiences with her partner John was eagerly read and discussed by many, taking over…

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Hostage: The Covid Caper – Chapter 2, Brazil

Latam check in Sao Paulo

Sao Paolo clings onto me with a deathlike grip, and just getting out of Brazil becomes a wonder of patience, chaos and new friends. Orlando suddenly looks up at me, pulls over a chair and beckons to me to sit down. I hesitate, thinking I’ll be on a flight soon anyway, sitting for a day…

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Hostage: The Covid Caper Chapter 1, Amazon

Christine Green was there – stuck in Brazil with limited ways home, and finally, not in one forced quarantine situation, but two. And there were others, at the same time, experiencing the despair and frustration of being powerless, homeless and stranded, sometimes for days in strange countries, and hostile airports. ‘Hostage: The Covid Caper’ takes…

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