The Travel and Photo permit which allows us to travel freely through the Sudan AND take photos! Whoo-hoo!
My six-year-old Sony Cybershot camera. It is my all - time favourite camera and I'm never without it. It is showing signs of wear, but still takes amazing photos. One day soon I'll blog about the wonderful attributes of this camera (ha!)
My Canon Powershot which I'm beginning to love. However, I don't lug it all over with me unless I know I'm going to be in one place and able to take photos (like at a function or when I want to capture our beautiful grandchildren on camera)
I've posted before about how I was unable to just snap away while travelling in the city of Khartoum. This week Grant and I drove to the tourism office and enquired about a photo permit. We were each given a Travel and Photo permit for three months. I'm so excited. As I write about everything we do and see here in Khartoum, the fact that I've been nervous of "treading on toes" by taking photos, has inhibited me. Now I have permission to take photos. Whoo-hoo!
There are many places which I may not photograph: bridges, (although I may stand on the bridge and photograph the Nile, or stand on the riverbank and photograph anything, even if the bridge comes into play, lol!) police vehicles and/or -officers, the presidential residence, military instances, railway stations, water or gas utility stations, slum areas, beggars or anything defamatory.
But for the rest, I may click and click and click away. Amen! What liberation!
We're also planning a trip into the desert with our new permits in hand. This should be great fun.
The Arabic word for photo is swr (pronounced sewarr), for travel is Sfr (pronounced Safarr) and for permit is Tşāryḩ (pronounced Tisaree).