Sudanese winter

– How’s the December weather in Sudan?
– Oh, it’s cold! Such dry cold that cracks your skin.
I check the weather prognosis. 30 degrees Celsius during the day, 20 at night.
Cold, my ass.

Day 3 in Sudan: I apply thick layers of raw shea butter on my face, hands and feet every day.
I wear socks in the morning and in the evening. Sometimes even long sleeves. AC remains turned off.
Never in my wildest dreams I would have imagined such dry air, if I haven’t experienced it with my own skin. Literally.

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