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... was special and enjoyable but a part of me hopes that more tourists would come to enjoy the beauty and the people. It doesn't help that at the moment Canada's travel advisory for Sudan is "avoid all travel". We stayed well away from the feuding going on in the south and ran in to no hiccups. I'm sure as you've guessed Sudan is HOT. Unbelievably so. One small benefit of the truck being broken was for most of our time in Sudan we ...
At some point during the trip I looked to my right to see the milky skin of an Englishman and relaxed back into my northern accent that in the past months has faded out as no one can understand it. The three young doctors Rich, Dan and Bas, were driving from Cornwall to Cape town in a Landrover.
Six weeks later in Addis ababa, I climbed out of the back of the Landy for the last time and said goodbye to my new friends after ...
So.....Sudan......a test of endurance. The two nights in Khartoum at a 'campsite' involve a dribble of a shower limited shade, 40 degree heat and no bar. To be followed up by three nights bush camping on the way to Wadi Halfia and then a night bush camp there followed by ...
... although some lost out waiting as there were many dead animals on the side off the road). Also saw some huge silos and even combine harvesters!!!!!!! Hate to think what happens if the rain doesn't come.
Border crossing easy.
Bush camped one night en route to Khartoum.
Not feeling too well. Bad tummy. And the heat in Sudan not helping. All of a sudden it is 50+ degrees IN THE SHADE. And ...
... and rode the truck to camp. Heat intolerance is a side-effect of
her Doxycycline malaria prophylaxis. She’ll be switching to Malarone tomorrow.
I was able to finish the 87kms with several rest stops and litres of water. I
have also had the benefit of resting the past 2 days. Camped on a hill near the
village of Doka tonight and changed our tires back to our road tires as we get
paved road again tomorrow.