Monthly Archives: July 2012

On Jackets

What’s the one item of clothing that you really, really do not need in South Sudan in the middle of June? Yes, that’s right. A red furry Santa Clause jacket. A particularly persistent street vendor in Morobo thought otherwise and … Continue reading

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Undervalued

Not all my marriage proposals have been denominated in cows, however. The time where I went to stay on the South Sudan/Uganda/DRC border (where these gems of hotel rules and regulations can be found), is one of those times. Before … Continue reading

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Conversations Amongst Copulating Cows

Perhaps an inevitable post, but yes this one is about cows. More specifically about dowry prices, which I find a fascinating topic, particularly from an economics perspective. Recently the project I was working on in South Sudan acquired a new … Continue reading

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Travelling Cattle Class

Part 3 on my mammoth Easter Break Trip: After my short break in Ethiopia, I was scheduled to attend a workshop in Accra. So I arrived at the airport in Addis Ababa and lined up in the Ethiopian Airlines queue … Continue reading

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Photo Interlude – Ethiopia

As alluded to in the last post, I spent a couple of days over the Easter break visiting a dear friend in Ethiopia. During this trip I was in Addis Ababa, then spent a few days at Lake Langano and … Continue reading

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Lost Luggage

Readers of this blog will know that when I have a holiday, I don’t tend to sit around ┬ábut rather use the time to travel around the world some more. Therefore, at sometime around Easter, there was a three week … Continue reading

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Yet Another Juba Airport Tale

Because we/I cannot get enough of Juba airport stories. This is a conversation I had with an Immigration Official entering Juba airport after a short trip to Kenya: Immigration Officer: Why do you not have an Eritrean Passport? Me: Because … Continue reading

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