The past few days have been rather challenging. I could have had my passport taken away. I could have been forced to pay a bribe. I could have been put in jail.

Luckily, none of those things happened. I was worried. I was stupid. I have myself to blame for getting myself into such a situation, and friends to thank for getting me out. I am filled with overwhelming gratitude for those who helped and supported me, and the strong, strong feeling that I should never do anything to attract the attention of any immigration office in Africa again.