Monday, July 04, 2005

It's all about location

Yes, it's all about location. Think of the rent prices in Manhattan these days when you could buy a nice house in suburban surburbia for half of the price of a shoebox apartment in the city. Incredible. But I'm talking about our office location in Kinshasa. It's right next to the Independant Electoral Commission office.

Not only did the elections not happen (as foreseen), the electoral commission have apparently decided not to pay some of the people who worked for them (could have been foreseen). So those people are pretty irked and are forming a nice friendly mob just down the block. Maybe I should head out and take a photo! Just kidding. That would be silly. Anyways, they seem to be heading home.

I was quite dreading arriving in the Congo from Ethiopia. The airport is no JFK, that's for sure. But I just smile and act like the passport control guy is an old friend. I find it's much better to treat officials with friendliness rather than suspicion, not matter what you feel. Got through the checks just fine and crept into Dorothee's apartment around 7am, worn out. Nothing like leaving a place and coming back to it to make it feel more like home. Works every time.

Stay tuned for Ethiopia photos.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mom said...

Sarah, glad you are safe. It was good to talk to you.

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:01 AM  
Anonymous Fran said...

Sorry Sarah, this is anonymous again. But it's really Fran. We don't know how we published an anonymous comment. oh well. Uncle Fred wants you to know that he used to blog until he discovered square dancing.

2:05 AM  

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