We have all had those moments when we seem to know what will come. Those moments when that little voice or feeling warns you not to drink the water because it has already seen the diarrhea that will result. The problem with such premonitions is that we hardly trust them enough. And when a strong […]
The national dish of Sudan is arguably foul. Foul, romanized as foul but actually pronounced fool, is a lightly mashed bean dish garnished with olive oil and cheese. And let me tell you, Foul is delicious. It is also incredibly cheap, making it a tremendously cost effective meal for the runaway adventurer and budget backpacker. […]
Every few weeks, something peculiar happens to me ><. One of the tell tale signs is when I start to use this emoticon, ><, a lot. This is usually followed by imaginary smells of miso and soy sauce in the air. Then, small black hairs begin to grow on my forearm. What’s happening is this: The 25% of […]
It was moving day, Sudanese style. Sudan is a relatively recluse and geographically isolated country. As a result, there really aren’t many westerners here. So when these Sudanese guys saw me, a tall lanky blonde guy, riding atop some furniture atop a truck, just like them, they went NUTS!
You know you’re in Sudan when… 1) “A connection has been established between your current IP address and a country sanctioned by the U.S. government.” 2) Driving on the wrong side of the highway is legal. 3) Being caught with pornography is punishable by forty lashes. 4) The best way to exchange currency is through […]