Monday, August 25, 2008

Light omnibus ride, anyone?

Well today was a momentous day. I got my 'New Sudan' driver's license which means that after 2 1/2 months here I am legally allowed to hit the road. What I found rather amusing is that it enables me to drive motorcycles, motor cars, medium good vehicles, heavy tractors, heavy goods vehicles, and light omnibuses that do not exceed 20 passengers.

So, when I tire of this humanitarian gig you might find me out pursuing my 3rd grade dream of being a bus driver.

3 comments:

Mike said...

You scared me. Whenever I hear the word 'omnibus', I think of CS Lewis's 'The Great Divorce', and that long bus ride from hell to heaven.

...or maybe that's exactly what you're talking about.

David Cuthbert said...

I'm surprised they accept payment in USD. I can see USD being accepted in private businesses, but would expect that the government at least demand payment in their own currency.

Are dollars still accepted in many places? Obviously, Canadian businesses won't touch our dollar these days...

Jennifer said...

Nice photo!
You didn't by any chance hijack a recent flight out of there, did you? xoxo. jj