A great success. Ahcicene and Qadr were excellent in different ways. Ahcicene is a consummate professional with a deft line in gently managing foreigners. Highly efficient and unfailing gentle good humour. Qadr knows his material, and coped well with a group who in many ways knew more than he did: charming and good company. They worked hard to do what we wanted. Qadr’s great advantage was his contacts: doors opened that would otherwise have stayed shut. Only thing I’d have changed: fewer sit-down lunches, more picnics.