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…

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…

23 – Sleepless in Sudan

19th Dec, xxxxhrs, Hotel Al NadiAnd so I was wrong. Saturday is still the weekend and all the government offices and embassies are closed. That being said, it is unfortunate for I will stay more days here in Khartoum.Started the day by going to the Humanitarian Office listed on the…

22 – Whirling Dervishes

18th Dec, 2045hrs, Hotel Al Nadi, KhartoumWoke up at 9 in the morning, and walked. And walked from central Khartoum down across the Nile, where the confluence of the White Nile and Blue Nile rivers meet. Took some shots (I hope I am not breaking any Sudanese laws, I took…

21 – To Khartoum We Will Go!

17th Dec, xxxx hrs, Hotel Al NadiSo the next two entries will be short entries, since I am uploading from a net to phone line with no wifi. Set off early in the morning alone from Karima to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The bus (7am, hotel pickup by minivan…