Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I have arrived!

Just a quick message to let everyone know that I have arrived safely. I am in Sudan for work. The flight was long and uneventful (I watched at least three movies!). The hotel I'm staying in is nice. I actually have a fridge and kettle, and a sitting room with a computer! I spent the time I had last night figuring out how to work things. (There's an 8 hour time difference between here and Ottawa. It's currently just after 11 am.) I still can't make the fan in my room actually spin (the lights go on, and it beeps, but no spinning) and I'm not sure I have the air conditioning quite right, but it will all work out.

Khartoum reminds me vaguely of the West Bank, but I'm sure that will change as I get more acquainted with the place. Its mostly a smell, I think, especially at night on the little balcony. I am in the office this morning. I can tell that I'm still tired though, so I've been told to take the afternoon off to sleep so that I can meet many people at the wine and cheese tonight. Hopefully I will have pictures at some point.


Leanne said...

Enjoy your stay! The fridge and kettle are such a great addition to a hotel room.

I saw you on the bus on Thursday, but it was crowded and I was at the back and you were in the middle, and so I didn't get a chance to say hi and wish you a good trip. So I'll do it now :-) Hi! Have a good trip!

J. said...

glad that youare safe and alive, blogging when (under death threats from friends) you are travelling is so fabulous... hope you can get some pictures so I can see that side of the worls. Miss ya

LB said...

Hi Tara - I finally found your blog. I went to Bridgehead to say goodbye to you last Wednesday - only to find out it was on Tuesday that everyone was there!
There were a few others there, though - Lynne, Yvonne, Daisy, Barrett, Daisy and Me.
Hope you are settling in. Have you checked for yarn stores yet ;-)

Linda B.

Nancy said...

Have a great time in Khartoum! Looking forward to those pictures!

Lissa said...

Have a good time Tara - Looking forward to your return.