Re-post: You know U lived in Khartoum when…

Standard
– you went to Afra Mall for your first week but never went back after. 
– your main work from Monday to Wednesday is to find out how to place your name on a guest list for a Thursday evening party.
– the DJ for those parties was Seif. 
– you think that 35 to 39° C is a good outside temperature. 
– you were involved / witnessed rickshaw crash. 
– you had 2 occasions in a year to wear a sweater. 
– every Friday morning you take breakfast to Ozone and say hello to everybody out there. 
– after that you go to the swimming pool at the Sudan German club, and complain about the huge number of people in the water.
– you know that Al Hawi is cheaper than Amarat centre.- you have something coming from the small Omdurman leather shop (you think it is a secret address but everybody knows it). 
– you saw ashtrays made with baby crocodile heads. 
– you know that the French Cultural Centre is the only place for discovering Sudanese culture. – you hated at first but finally enjoyed non-alcoholic beer, especially the fruit flavoured ones. 
– you prefer Universal Café ice creams to Tutti Frutti’s ones, and Tutti Frutti’s ones to Ozone ice creams. 
– you live in Khartoum II, Amarat and Riyad. Elsewhere is another town. . 
– you enjoy to turn your air conditioner on 18°C only in order to sleep with a blanket. 
– you think that every foreigner in Sudan is working for UN or NGOs. 
– you still not understand why you have to pay to leave the country (isn’t it like being an hostage ? ). 
– it was quite hard to get adapted to the country at your arrival ….but after a while you like it.
– you have never read so many books in your like. 
– you’ve been drinking any sort of alcohol packed in small bags. – you employ and pay tradesmen to fix things, (air-conditioners, toilets etc) only to find it is A: still broken afterwards, or B: worse than before.

– the power goes out and you continue eating/cooking your dinner, even though you can’t see it. You know the generator will start up soon.
– you have created your own names for landmarks… Barista Street, Power Pole Road, the Egg, the Roundabout of Death etc and you use these names when
 giving people directions.
– you clean your white clothes in brown water.
– you start enjoying a hot water shower even in the heat of summer.
– you return from abroad, your luggage includes several bottles of “water”
– you see that the outside world does have more then one paved road!
– seeing people walking around with AK47 as norm.
– the words ‘bukara enchala’ makes you cringe especially when spoken about your broken ac!
– you receive daily phone call from people you don’t know, speaking a language that you don’t know also
– you start loving the wine served in airplanes or airports.
– you were sweating without doing any thing.
– you promise not to come back before at least one year and two month later, you sign another contract for one year more.
– you go for a barbecue on the Nile and you come back with malaria.
– you know exactly everytime where is the East.
– …
…and so on…
(all for fun….tratto da feisbuk groups)
 
source: here.

2 responses »

  1. mak aiii…terkejut aku tengok ko punya blog…
    bebetul ko dok kat sudan…
    seriously???
    patut la transit dubai…
    boleh la nanti kalau aku nak gi sudan gi lepak kat rumah ko…
    hehehe

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