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Travel Blogs from Khartoum
... be in AIR CONDITIONED jeeps. It was luxury. You are probably wondering what does one do in Sudan? I myself thought this and when I booked the trip I considered it just as a way to get to Egypt from Ethiopia and not a destination in and of itself. I was wrong. Sudan is beautiful and has ruins of pyramids and temples and we even visited a museum. I won't bore you with the stories but check out the pictures. It was also very cool as our ...
... stint of travel.
A Jeep had joined the Landrover on its journey south, piloted by two Swiss gentlmen Dario and Michel.
Sometimes Africa can test the patience of a jaded traveller, but the broad howareyou smiles of the Swiss roll them through this unpredictble continent like its their home town.
Alcohol is illegal in Sudan, (if caught being drunk, 41 lashes with a hangover is the punishment) but rather than bearing a dry month, ...
... and two days on a ship to Aswan (Egypt) again no showers! So a week without a shower in 40 degree heat on a big boat with hundreds of other people. Not my idea of fun but you gotta take the rough with the smooth! Ps I'm grumpy because I have flu symptoms in 40 degree heat ...
... truck trundling along at 70 - 80 kmph it is like we are in a blast furnace. No respite, even at night. We are now probably only 700 mtrs above sea level in Sudan and it is that that is making the difference in temp from Ethiopia. Not coping too well with it and having a bad tummy is not helping.
Khartoum big and sprawing. And hotter than hot. Did a little trip on the Nile one morning just so I ...
I rode the truck today and talked with the other riders who
were also on the truck due to illness or injury. The truck got stuck again
today this time crossing a dry river bed. It took 3 hours and several
truckloads of Sudanese guys to dislodge it.
I arrived at the Stone Village and we are camping on their
soccer field. I went into the village to get cold drinks. Three of us were led
by a little boy to his ...