Memorial Comes to Life

Memorial Comes to Life

TripN across Juba, we were invited to a memorial event that turned into jubilation. The speakers took to the stage and exhorted the crowd that the life of sacrifice devoted to see the new nation would not be undermined by death. The new nation they foretold would sprout from the ashes.

Bring on the Band

Bring on the Band

New music serenades from the plains nearby the Nile.

Messengers Tent

Messengers Tent

The clarions ready to announce freedom.

Crowds Gather To?

Crowds Gather

Crowds gather to hear the message that today is the start of something new.

Color Guard Parades

Color Guard Parades

The color guard is released and steps out on parade carrying the hope of a new nation. The memorial released a rally and celebration that from this day forward things are going to be different.

The Road to Juba

The Road to Juba

Sometimes the facts are stranger than fiction. As we arrived in Juba, Sudan, the 4th most expensive city to live in the world, one might think the weary traveler would be arriving to opulence. However, the road to Juba told a different story.

Welcoming Party

Hello Travelers

Friendly faces found along the #roadtrip. Thanks for the warm welcoming party!

Remember Me?

Remember Me?

There are pictures from every trip that stand out from the rest. Here’s the one that carries Juba forward.

The Future of South Sudan

The Future of Juba

Looking on the faces of a generation that will establish a new nation in Africa.

Center Stage

Center Stage

The oddest gravity exists in Juba. The weight of the pressing is so heavy in one scene and so light in the next. It seems the extreme uncertain conditions have freed a vast population from the fear that any worse circumstance could possibly exist. How can this be?

Could there be such a place where the character stepping to center stage is no longer burdened by the everyday worries? Could there be such a place where in coming to see so much trouble the condition state just no longer holds meaning? Could there be a place where peace and laughter and hope seem almost fantastical graffiti sprayed over the backdrop of pain and lack? Never imagining that such a place could exist, yet this is the gift communicated by the people and city of Juba.

Tripping across the world is a mission undertaken in search of something bigger and grander. It is the most true paradox that often times you can find what you’re looking for where you least expect it. Who would envision such a place?