Published: June 6th 2007June 6th 2007
Torit - Tukuls
"Tukuls" are the mud walled huts with thatched roofs
June 6, 2007 - Juba
I arrived in just under 2 hours from Khartoum, and realized I had no idea wahtI was supposed to do after that. Oops.
After the hard braking on the runway, I was halfway-sure we were going to overshoot, and fly off the end of the runway, but we managed to stop with under 1000 feet to spare. In the air force world, thats not a whole lot of extra room.
I got off the airplane, followed everyone else inside and realized.... yup. I had no clue where I was supposed to go. I finally found a few fellow enlgish-speakers and was directed to a gentleman that told me the luggage would be arriving in the parking lot by tractor shortly. Nice.
We found our luggage, re-sorted it according to final destination, and got on a bus to take us to the UN helicopter terminal. What a treat.
The terminal was hot, and smelled like a combination of recycled air and REALLY bad B.O. Wow.
So I am finally in Africa. The countryside has rivers, and is green and lush as far as I could see from the plane. The air
is cooler, but more humid than Khartoum, so that is one nice feature. We'll see if I still say that in 5 months.
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