Random thoughts

I’m officially on holiday for a week. I’ve decided not to leave the country but rather, to stay here and job hunt for my next teaching post. I also need to catch up on sleep and to establish some better sleeping habits.

Since I did not travel this break, I get to bring friends to the airport (and pick them up eventually). As I was driving home at 2 a.m. this morning, I was struck at how many stores were still open. The local taamia (falafel) man was still frying falafels and several stores were still brightly lit and open. I’m trying to remember if that’s usually the case. I think places might be open later because of Ramadan.

Ramadan is almost over. I’ve never been in Sudan for Eid before. I’m interested to see what the city’s going to be like during Eid. I’ll keep you posted.