Zanzibar R&R

At this point I was exhausted so went for a restful R&R. Zanzibars beaches and Stone town gave me just that.

Uganda R&R

A break in Uganda a beautiful country I went to Lake Victoria, Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national park. Totally an amazing place.

End of another mission

Another two missions complete although I was sent home early on medical grounds as I had Pneumonia so 11 rather than 12 months. Its was very challenging the dry season was so hot 40-45 degrees unbearable at times everything brown and dusty. The wet season turned the place into a lush but very wet and muddy place at times.

An amazing time with amazing people who I will never forget.

South Sudan update


I have done two missions back to back My first as a WASTAN water and sanitation engineer in Juba the new capital of South Sudan. This first mission was three months long.

My second mission is as a Technical logistician running the technical side of a hospital in the middle of no where. I run everything from the airstrip to the cars to power generation to constructing new wards to biomed, general maintenance and security as its an unstable area. I have done this for six months and have extended another 3 making 12 months away from home in South Sudan if I make it to the end I’m already exhausted. It is common to come down with some bug or other i have had so many upset tums I have had internal parasites again¬† I’ve been dewormed, just some of the joys.

There is loads of insect life especially now its the rainy season not so many bees but loads of types of wasps.

I miss my insecting and will certainly be having next summer off.

Mission South Sudan


Two days ago I was told I am being sent to South Sudan this coming Wednesday. I should be away between 6-9 months so may be back for some of the 2019 insecting season.