Saturday, 8 May 2010

Late again - Gratitude Friday.

This is easy, I am very grateful for the opportunity that led me to come to Sudan and for all the wonderful people I have met here. I am the happiest I have been in years (sorry J, but it's the truth), so THANK YOU SUDAN. The only thing I could wish for would be another job here for September.

Last Saturday, I was taken out for the day by some of my trainees and their friends. The day was fantastic; so relaxing and with great company. We drove south of Khartoum about an hour to Jebal Aulia, where there's a small hill and a big dam. After watching people fish from the dam we drove along the White Nile and found a picnic site on the bankside. We had delicious fresh Nile fish after some of the best fruit I have tasted. After lunch we were joined by a couple more people and just chilled out, walked along the riverside, or took silly photos. Back in Khartoum a trip on the Nile was postponed as it was quite late, so we all went for ice-creams instead. A fantastic day - thank you all, especially Naji & Naseer for driving and Mahmoud, Hazim & Osman for arranging the trip.

Luckily for me, the Nile cruise was rearranged on a lovely afternoon when the air was clear (no dust or polution), a good temperature and with a nice breeze. I think we sailed along for about an hour, eating cream cakes on the way back whilst watching a beautiful sunset. The company and the location were both perfect. I am so lucky!

The Sudanese people, and my new firends, are the best people in the world, so I am very, very grateful to be here and to have them in my life. Thanks all of you.