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... no significant climbing;
2=Moderate, Light climbing, lower average distances per day, decent road surfaces;
3=Average, Some long and tough days with shorter less challenging days mixed in, environment and terrain are more of a factor;
4=Challenging, Longer days, harsher environments (eg temperature, winds) and terrain (rough dirt, gravel roads) become a factor;
5=Hard, Expect lots of climbing, long days and ...
15th Ben left the truck. We drove North, out of the Highlands. At our bushcamp we drank all our booze, bar a bottle of rum Benny buried - for his TransNile South, starting in November. Bushcamped.
16th We exited Ethiopia at Metema and entered Sudan at Gallabat. We changed our Birr for Sudanese Pounds. Sudan is under Sharia Law, so no alcohol, and it is Ramadan, so no food or drink to be consumed between sunrise and sunset. Our cameras ...
... in hotels!
We were not going to see a road or shop for three nights, and so the cook groups all stocked up on food and snacks to see us through. As part of our trip we all take turns at cooking the breakfasts, lunches and dinners. And as they are mostly up to us, we decide on what to buy for them. It was then off into the desert. To get to Khartoum (capital of Sudan) we were to follow a set of railway tracks through the desert. This was an awesome ...
... and Atbara is long and the endless nothingness is mind numbing. For as far as the eye could see there was desert and more desert.
On the road again following a brief stop at the pyramids where Gary and I waited in the car, the road was fine until about 2 hours outside Khartoum. The pot holes got bigger, the buses became more agressive and there were far more big trucks on the road. We krept into the outskirts of Khartoum around ...
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 ...