A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Everest Base Camp
Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
Cruising the Nile, Egypt
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
15th November 2010
The Chandlers, who were kidnapped nearly 400 days ago by Somalian pirates are preparing to return to the UK after their release
Paul, 60, and Rachel Chandler, 56, from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, spent their first night of freedom at the British High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya.
The couple have spoken of their ordeal and have revealed the worst part was leaving their yacht and being separated. Mrs Chandler said, “We were really distraught, we were very frightened at that point.”
The Chandlers are reportedly in 'relatively good health' and are making plans to return to the UK.
Reports suggest their release was the result of the payment of a ransom, although this has not yet been confirmed.
The Chandlers were sailing from the Seychelles to Tanzania when Somalian pirates boarded their boat on October, 23 2009.
For more stories see our news pages… More
'Passengers dub experience as 'cruise from hell" | News... More
'Elderly couple 'arrested' on luxury cruise' | News... More
For more information on boat trips see our guide... More
The Foreign Office advises against all travel to Somalia… More
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login or get more from Wanderlust - register today!
Simply select the destination you’re interested in or the activities you’re looking
for and we’ll send your request to a select panel of tour operators.
Each operator will respond to your request individually. Your details remain private
and are not disclosed to any partners unless you decide to proceed with a booking.
SAVE on flights & holidays with British Airways
Save 5% on travel insurance with Insure & Go
Up to €200 off holiday for 2: Alpujarras walking with author Chris Stewart
Wanderlust sends out regular email newsletters – be the first to know about web
exclusives, competitions, hot offers and travel jobs. Register today!
I have read and agree to the Terms &
Where in the world are you? Add
#wanderlustmag to your tweets and share your latest travel adventures with
fellow Wanderlusters on wanderlust.co.uk
Get to know Wanderlust on facebook and bring all your travel-minded friends, too