This should have been a fairly standard week for us all, but as ever, it was Sudan, so it wasn't. A few of us were coming up to the end of our time in the country, which meant handing over our passports for the (usually very quick) exit visa process. Only things didn't quite go to plan, and somewhere along the line it was decided that SVP was somehow inherently dodgy and threatening. One volunteer was interrogated, many people were unable to leave the country, and we did not see our passports for a long time. Things got a little tense. But y'know, we soldiered on. The new water butt that This-N-That bestowed upon us one surprising morning certainly helped. And no, I could not get out of it by myself. We all make mistakes.
Apart from Jefferson eating his way through my speaker wire and The Tedious Englishman sacrificing yet another soap to the Sudanese toilet, the rest of the week was quite uneventful, so we shall swiftly move on to Week 24... But not before, I point you in the direction of my new YouTube channel, which includes delights from Jefferson Rabbit himself. You're welcome/I'm so sorry.
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The next week kicked off with many, many more World Cup watching occasions around the city, including that fateful night when England played Uruguay. It was my first time at the British Embassy in Khartoum so I was pretty excited but alas, everyone's favourite vampire-footballer had to ruin everything, and so out crashed my semi-beloved home country.
Ah well. The Tedious Englishman helped make things better by finding ridiculous presents in Souk Arabi and beyond, so that was good. Check out these quality looking soaps and this t-shirt that definitely hasn't stolen anything from everyone's least favourite Pixar animation: