Wad Medani, Soedan

(English below)

Ek is redelik vroeg uit Khartoem weg om die hitte en wind met stof vry te spring. Ek he die hitte vrygespring. Dis maar 39 grade op die oomblik wat koel is na die vorige weke. Ek het egter nie die wind en stof vrygespring nie. My nek was nadehand seer soos ek skuins gehang het met die sywind. En dan die golwe stof en sand wat so oor die vlaktes aangerol gekom het …

Wad Medani lê op die Nyl (Blou Nyl) se oewer. Voor my blyplekkie is die heerlikste local eetplekkie met vars pizza! Dis soos ‘n klein groen eilandjie omring van die woestyn.

Hiedie gaan my laaste internet vir ‘n ruk wees. Die volgende dagboekinskrywing gaan eers uit Ethiopië wees. Die internet word nou skraps.

Ek het een wens aan al die Suid-Afrikaners: Geniet die sokker en gaan mal! My hart wil bars van trots as ek aan die baie doemprofete dink wat beterweterig gesê het dat hul sal maar moet sien hoe dit gaan. Ons het hulle verkeerd bewys. Geniet die oomblik, koester die oomblik, dis kosbaar!

Groete!

English

I left Khartoum early to miss the heat and with sand and dust. I did miss the heat. It is now only 39 degrees, cool weather after the previous weeks. But I didn’t miss the wind with sand and dust. After a while my neck started aching due to the side pressure of the wind from the right. And the waves of sand and dust that came rolling over the desert plains and across the road. The poor KLR.

I am in Wad Medani, a town on the banks of the Blue Nile. Just opposite my accommodation is a local restaurant with fresh pizza! What a pleasure. Here is a lot of green, a green island surrounded by the colourless desert. (I doubt whether anything can be colourless)

This will be my last post for nearly a week. From now on internet will not be readily available. If everything goes well we’ll speak again when I am in Ethiopia.

To all our South Africans back home, enjoy the football!! I am so proud of what we have achieved with the World Cup, especially when I think how many foreigners told me in the past that one only had to wait and see if everything would go ok. We proved them wrong! So, treasure the moment, we won’t have it again.

Go well!

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One Response to Wad Medani, Soedan

  1. Johan Marais says:

    Hi Lodie

    Bly om te sien dat alles nog goed gaan!

    Groete uit Kroondal.

    Johan, Petra & seuns

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