Packing list for South Sudan

About four years ago, when I was preparing my packing list for South Sudan, I had no clue what I needed to bring along. I knew no one who could provide me with feedback and there was also no (easy) way of acquiring information. So, I decided to pack what I thought was needed for, […]

Guest post: 10 years of Independence of South Sudan

South Sudan is marking ten years of independence. Though it’s been around officially for only a decade, similarly to my home country Kosovo, South Sudan has a long history. However, you can read this in history books so I am not going to get you bored with it (also because generally, I don’t do history-related […]

Traveling during the pandemic: My experience on South Sudan to Kosovo roundtrip

Traveling during the pandemic has been and continues to be judged all over social media and beyond. However, when one lives abroad and this happens; there is an internal need to be at home, close to family and friends. Throughout this period, I’ve read a number of posts, tweets, and others on how this pandemic […]

Your guide to Juba, South Sudan

Juba, the capital of South Sudan, is not a place people think of or are advised to visit. When I decided to move to South Sudan (in Yambio), my family and friends were worried about my safety and security, and for sure it doesn’t help at all knowing that the country is among the most […]

Living in Yambio, South Sudan

Living in Yambio, South Sudan has never been on my mind until last year in February when I got the job offer for UNMISS.