Colin Freeman on being free

January 5, 2009

Colin Freeman talks on the Daily Telegraph today about his kidnap experience in Somalia. He sounds in good spirits as he discusses being a free man again after his six week ordeal. He’s looking forward to a decent pint and trying to give up the smoking habit he picked up in the caves of Somalia,

I lit a cigarette – a habit I was supposed to have given up 16 years ago – and inhaled deeply, thinking happily about home, my family, my girlfriend and – most importantly – a strong pint of lager. Three hours later, we were bumping along the runway at Boosaaso airport, and our wheels left the Somali ground. We were airborne. After 40 days and 40 nights in the Somali mountains, we were finally free. link