Thursday, January 04, 2007

Visitation at the Desert Villages

This is rattan materials being used to make a house or certain part of a house.

We were invited to go into one of the villagers' house. As you can see, they used the rattan to block the sunlight from shining into their small clay house.

The ceiling is mainly rattan and on top of the rattan is solid clay. Only 2 beds for a family of 6.

These are some of the clay brick being left to dry before laying it to build a house.

I tried to break with a karate chop and my hand almost came off. It's real hard.

My friend gave a thumb's up to the wall structure. It's clay too with some sticks in between. Quite solid but with one strong push, the wall could actually tumble down.

One house being constructed in this village (with clay bricks).

The madam of the house was serving us sweets and 1 of my colleague was surprised to see a Cadbury sweet there. Our ma'am said that she brought it to them when she visited her few months back.

Sheltering away from the heat.

Not really that hot as cool wind was still blowing softly.

Our ma'am with her close friends now. The madam of the house has a family of daugthers and if not mistaken, 2 of them were working faraway from whom. But not as far as we all guys/1 ma'am from our home in Malaysia.

Quite a well kept village.

Mode of transport within the village area. Natural air-cond for everybody.

We were heading to the hills after visiting the villages.
If this hill exist in Malaysia, it would be gone as quarry operations would be there to make quick money at the expense of the environment/nature.

More pictures on the surrounding of the hills as we get nearer ...............

Tags: Journal, Life, Diary, Sudan, Village, Desert



Blogger Random J said...

You silly, silly man! Karate chopping hard clay with your barehand!

Just looking at the pictures it looks hot. *Phew!* But it looks nice. I really like the shot of the rock face.

04 January, 2007 07:55  
Blogger eastcoastlife said...

Whoa! Thanks for the pics and introduction.

Gosh, so many people in one lorry!

04 January, 2007 13:15  
Blogger ~Catherine's imperfect life~ said...

hello... you went for missionary?

04 January, 2007 14:12  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

no, i was posted to sudan by my company on a work assignment. anyway there are lots of christian organisations doing their work in sudan especially in darfur and south sudan.

04 January, 2007 21:51  

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