33 – Welcome to Ethiopia

Wed 30th Dec, Unknown Hotel, Shihedi, EthiopiaYes i have reached Ethiopia, and boy is it a culture shock from Sudan. I'm typing this from my unnamed hotel. I haven't seen female clevage for the last month, the music is different, and i am started to get hassled.I started the day…

31 – Enter Kassala

Mon 28th Dec, Hotel Al Nada, KassalaSo close, but yet so far. Tonight I am in Kassala, 30km from the border to Eritrea. One guy tells me they travel over the border, drink themselves silly then go back into Sudan. The trip from Khartoum was another 7 hour bus ride,…

29 – Back to Khartoum

26th Boxing Day, Hotel Al Nadi, KhartoumThis will be a short one. The journey was 12 hours, with me seated in front. I can see the driver eat, drink, smoke, talk on the phone, repair the broken dvd player in the bus, all the while while driving. Multi-tasking, that and…

28 – Xmas in Kadogli

Fri 25th Dec, South Kodorfan Hotel, KadogliI spent my day just relaxing. I'm the only foreign guy at the lokanda. Everyone else seems to be a middle aged guy in white robes. Just how many of them there are i cannot tell, since they mill around the courtyard and go…

26 – 900 kilometres across Sudan

Wed 23rd Dec, South Kodorfan Hotel, KadogliHere I am traveling alone again. Kang took a flight to Addis, maybe our paths will cross again in Ethiopia. Ben went off to Wad Medani, somewhere just southeast of Khartoum. Hany still back at the hotel. Oh yes, Hany... Every night, Hany the…

25 – The Wait (part 2)

Tue 22st Dec, Hotel Al NadiThe amount of time I'm staying in Khartoum, I can probably start to pass off as a local, or at least a foreigner working here. It's Tuesday afternoon 3.15pm and I've had no luck with my Eritrean visa. The guy at the consulate tells me…

24 – The Wait

Mon `21st Dec, Hotel Al NadiNot too much too say here. Early in the morning, I took a walk to the Humanitarian Affairs Office and picked up my travel permit. Which was free! It was listed at 87 SDP in LP, so that must not have been updated. That or…
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