What a relief to be back home! I arrived back in Cape Town on Tuesday night after a six-and-a-half hour cargo flight from Al Fashir to Pretoria and then a domestic flight from Joburg to Cape Town. I was greeted by a very happy (and pregnant) L and for the last two days we’ve been getting to know each other again.
I’ll be back with some pictures of my 58-day stay there but for now I’ll just post this. A closed blue gate. I love the fact that you can find variations of these doors all over the Arabic world. My mom bought me a picture of a similar door (more ornate with wooden carving) in Morocco.
It’s such a relief to be closing this door on Sudan. (Although it’s not quite closed – I’m still thinking about the guys that are there for Christmas and will be sending them a small parcel if I can get round to it today.) And now I get to sift through my images and memories and also hit the shops for the Christmas rush.
Here’s a picture of what the plane-ride back to SA was like. We got to share our space with a few returning vehicles.
Thanks for all the messages of support while I’ve been away. I really appreciate them.