Once a journalist, always a journalist (or at least a blogger). One of the things I’ve been doing over the past 10 days is to take pictures. Most of the time I only have my phone with me but it’s still good enough to catch the occasional ostrich walking through the camp or some fellow soldiers doing a roleplay.
Nice view, hey? I still remember my ‘rule of thirds’ which says you should have something interesting happening on one or more of the third-lines of your photo.
Lastly, a quick one of the soldiers doing a ‘fighting tempations’ roleplay. The guy with the curtain-tie on his head is playing the part of a local Muslim woman who has got involved with a South African soldier. Strictly forbidden from both sides of course but it could still happen. I don’t need to tell you that the roleplay ended badly on both sides. The woman was ‘stoned’ by the local community (with plastic bottles in this case) and the soldier had a choice between castration and repatriation to South Africa. Of course we laughed a lot at the ridiculousness of the situation. Anything for some light relief when you’re deploying to a strict Muslim country for six months.