I’ll do a proper update when I return to Juba on Friday hopefully, as internet/generator is spotty and we’re spending most of our days out in the field.
I will, however, inform the loyal readers of this blog that my security briefing when I arrived in our small village in Northern Bahr el Ghazal consisted of the following conversation:
“Here, our dangers you have to be aware of are scorpions and snakes. Don’t worry about the scorpions so much. If you see a snake, pick up a stick and beat it.”
“What if I just yell for someone to come help?”
“No. Don’t do that because then the snake will just run away.”
“But… that’s what I want it to do.”
Thankfully no need for sticks yet, although I have a sneaking suspicion one might have been in my tukul ceiling last night.