The first and most important instrument in the car is the hooter. Learn where it is, quickly!
The stark, vast desert has a captivating, riveting, spiritual beauty of its own. A beauty that cut so close to the heart, it is tangible, yet affable. It fills one with a deep sense of longing and love no other place other than the desert has.
Then Sundays we wake up late, or if our conscience bothers us enough, storm to church while nurturing a hangover. (Well, some of us).
Imagine sitting in a tent with Moses, sweating, gasping for breath. No way. Couldn’t he take a train or a bus? They have aircon.
Did I mention that it is hot here. Not Marloth Park hot, HOT. Between Komatipoort and hell there is only chicken wire, here the wire is gone too. Hot. The camels sweat. (And bleat, or whatever it is that camels do.)
In several ways life in the Middle East is similar to life in Africa. Inshala means ‘in time’ or ‘God (Allah) willing’. So if it does not happen today it may happen tomorrow, or it may happen in time.