Boy who spoke no english started running alongside me one day. I figured, maybe for 100 yards or so. After a mile, he was still there. I looked down. He was wearing pajamas and sandals. He stuck with me uphill for the next two miles. I looked at my watch. 6:15 mile pace.
Boys with old hoop and stick, except it’s a bike tire. I’ve seen at least ten.
Man pulls what looks like a fraternity paddle out of his car and threatens to beat the two men at the gas station who are slapping his hood and telling him to move
Lame man named Akim says he volunteers at the hospital and that’s why he needs my money, to buy medicine for the children (?)
The river of army ants, at least 10,000 of them
Driving school van runs into a huge ditch, being pulled out by an American with a cable hookup on her landcruiser
Election opponent gives his rally speech standing on top of a van surrounded by thousands of people
British ophthalmologist surgeon traveling to south of Darfur to perform eye surgery clinic for people who walk for ten days – in the face of power hungry rebel army group who murder people in the area for political takeover. That’s balls.
Taxi driver gets pulled by the police for no reason (which is just them holding up a red sign and waving us over.) 20 minutes of interrogating him, and then they let us go without an answer
Police / military wear arctic blue camo
Little naked kids more often than I’d like to see. Sometimes there is too much need to feel I can help, but if it makes a difference to one, it’s worth it.
Children walking around with machetes on the farm
Full course meal: goat, matoke, pumpkin, millet, rice, potatoes for only 2.50 US. It’s a lot of starch.