Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bridges


I took this picture from the bridge across the Nile at Beni Suef.

I was crossing the bridge and it seemed like a really beautiful scene so I stopped to eat breakfast and take photos. I ate one bite before I realized that it was a really stupid idea and could get me arrested. Anyway I figured since I was screwed already, I grabbed my camera, took this photo stuffed my breakfast back into my pack, and cycled off madly. I smiled and waved to the two approaching soldiers and didn't look back.

When I was a kid in Zambia everyone was suspicious of South Africans attacking the bridges. They did attack us in 1987. Also some South Africans tried to take over Equatorial Guinea a few years ago. And the CIA has a history of blowing stuff up. So it's reasonable to be nervous about white men acting suspiciously...

3 comments:

Natalee Raymond said...

Hey Dan!
Wow what an adventure!

I have been praying for you and for your safety every time I look at your blog.

I imagine that this will be a life changing experience for you. I hope that you are able to get your visa soon.

Take care... And best wishes

~Natalee Raymond

AnnaC said...

Sounds like quite the adventure...

I hope your visa came through... so that you can keep moving along...

post more about the adventures

Seraphina said...

Oh Dan, we've always thought of you as a SWM (Suspicious White Man). Come to think of it, maybe it was more of a Strange White Man. Have to say, you don't look particularly Dutch.... No more loitering!