Lisamin Safari Hotel
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Am writing this now over week later as I sit in luxury in the hotel lobby at Gonder in Ethiopia. Sounds like we are living it up I know, but all will be revealed in the next week or so's blog updates.
Had an enjoyable rest day in Khartoum - sorted my stuff out, did my washing, went off to the Mall with David, Paige and others - to make sure I got there this time - still don't know where I went wrong!! - not very far at all from ...
... to wheel my bike to a spot on the grass where we were to camp and collapsed in a heap. Everyone else celebrating the end of the first section - even though the next 8 days are reputed to be the worst of the tour - including off road through Dinder National Park and the start of the Ethiopian hill climbs- with no facilities as all bush camps.
Found myself wanting to cry my eyes out for no reason I could think of, kept it together as ...
... ridden food, topped off with a sprinkle of ash from the chefs cigarette.
I had a ridiculous battle getting Allan aboard. I laughed at the situation dragging the wide load through the slim, crowded corridors to the stern, as people climbed up the walls to get past. Within an hour he was engulfed in bags and was out of reach till we arrived.
I couldnt believe they did this every week without ever introducing an efficient system. The ...
... 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 ...
... where the Blue Nile meets the White Nile, and becomes the Nile, but basically spent my time in the city in the lobby of a 5 star hotel to keep cool. Called air conditionining on the cheap.
Really too hot for everyone so decision made to move north to Egypt fast. I could do with more days rest as not really fit for travel at the moment - especially in 50+ degrees and in the truck. But north it must ...