7 October 2007

Sudan travels continue

A picture of the 'Hotel Parot' - our cattle hut sized accomodations in the village of Perot, near Aweil, in the Southern Sudan state of Bahr el Gazer. It is called the 'guesthouse' by the missionaries we were staying with, and comes complete with mosquito nets, water cans, basin, termites and wood borers, who entertain non-stop with their cute little sawdust dropping number all over everything. You had to stoop to get in, and keep the doors closed or goats and cattle would come in and do food experiments on anything they could find. The dwelling is a typical Dinka tribe design.
Here we were taking a short 15 minute walk from the village to the nearby JUNCTION, where a new road crosses an older road, making a N-S and E-W connection for the whole state. The location is about 30 kms from Aweil town, the state capital, and about an hour from the northern border and a little less to Darfur. In the picture are two of the local missionaries Heather, Vince) who are working with Cush4Christ, and Norman Brierley, who I was travelling with on this trip.

Update: I was very surprised to get a comment to this post from someone else who has actually stayed in the very same hut. So remote, and disconnected from most things, and yet this interconnected web we call the Internet manages to connect such an experience.


Irene said...

My husband and I can picture your experience in the hut vividly as we were the previous guests. Well, beside the creatures. Did you see the Olive Sand Snakes, mice and scorpions? We never saw the snakes in the thatch, but we understand they abide there and feast on the mice and scorpions (which we did see)! Hope you enjoyed your time with the team in Parot!

Mark D Taylor said...

Thanks for the comment, Irene - never imagined my blog would be found by someone else who stayed in Hotel Parot! We never saw the snakes or mice either! Scorpions we had been warned about, but never saw one of them also. We did have a great time with the gang there ... and hope to get back to help get that radio station going.