Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We made it to Juba

Photos are a big deal in Juba. Ben took one on the bus and an official chased us down, took his camera and made him delete it. The officials then say they are going to take the camera to some obscure location for inspection. You are then supposed to pay them off with 10 or 20 pounds. Long story short, Ben got his camera back and we have made it to the airport.

I threw caution to the wind and took this illegal photo of the most protected spot in Juba, the airport. I love to live on the edge! Each of us will remove our flash cards from our cameras and phones before we enter the airport to make sure our pictures make it home with us.

From the mobile handheld of Doug Bartel


  1. Good idea! Jenny was chased down in China at least once for taking pictures at the train station. I don't get it, but I guess rules are rules and I am so not a rule breaker.