Monthly Archives: February 2010

Juba and rain

Whereas in Khartoum, the airport was fairly normal and somewhat automated, on the ground in Juba it was all manual.  We walked to the baggage claim and waited as a door opened and the baggage handlers started putting baggage on … Continue reading

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A Week of Firsts

On Sunday, I finalized the lease agreement with my landlord and moved my stuff into the apartment.  I didn’t stay there that night because I was flying out early the next morning to Juba and it was easier just to … Continue reading

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The things you have to do to travel in Sudan

Well, I got my visa to get into Sudan and its good for a month and now I have to apply for a permanent stay visa, which requires a copy of my diploma.  My diploma is somewhere deep in storage.  … Continue reading

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The Golden Chicken

So I took my first trip to a grocery store last week, because although I’m staying in the guesthouse, I have to cook for myself.  I of course went to the most expensive grocery store where all the expats shop … Continue reading

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Our Guesthouse in the middle of Our Street

The office and guesthouse which are actually one and the same the bottom two floors of a giant house are the office, the third floor is the guesthous and the penthouse is the Country Director’s living space.  The house on … Continue reading

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Khartoum looks incredibly like . . . .

Basra, Iraq. The same types of buildings a lot of dirt, unpaved roads, the same type of architecture; the women cover their hair and wear long sleeves and long skirts, however, they cover more loosely here. I arrived late on … Continue reading

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