- Day 215 –A Policeman’s BreakfastDay break revealed a very different scene to the one we’d envisioned in the dark of the night. Our campsite was besides a field where men were bagging onions and donkeys and Toyota's began another days work under the Sudanese Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | May 6, 2012
- Day 214 – Two Deserts In One DayOur decision to follow the co-ordinates and go for a starlit dune drive had paid dividends. Unzipping the tent door revealed a pyramid filled vista bathed in the early morning sun. Through the mesh of the tent we could see Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | May 6, 2012
- Day 213 – Temples and Starlit Camps Mazir was a man we’d never met. His job title was fixer and he lived in Wadi Halfa a town at the southern end of Lake Nasser in Northern most Sudan not far from the border with Egypt. He would Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Apr 30, 2012
- Day 212 – The Sudanese Are The Nicest Nation On The PlanetThe artificial darkness of the heavily woven curtains combined with the perfectly cooled room extended our slumber almost indefinitely. Sadly we had a few tasks to undertake including the procurement of a sim-card and some new shock absorbers. The holiday Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Apr 30, 2012
- Day 211 - The Dancing DervishesWe were making exceptional time. The previous evening we’d pulled up in the dark outside of a small village 180km’s from Khartoum. The night had been awful. Hot winds had hounded us. The tent walls had performed a night-long round Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Apr 29, 2012
- Back In The SudThere is something rather unsettling about walking about in minefields. It’s that whole your next step could be your last one on two legs, or even alive, kind of feeling. You know the one. It’s the kind of feeling Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Mar 24, 2012
- For my Narnain friendLeave a mark that can't erase,
Neither space nor time.
So when the director yells "cut"
I'll be fine.
I'm forever young.
I did have a few stories written for this blog, I have after all neglected to update it for a few months Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Mar 10, 2012
- KhartoumHey everyone,
Would you believe it I am sitting in an "air conditioned
mall"......with fast internet.....Khartoum.....how quickly one
adjusts......sat down at a coffee shop and ordered an iced coffee with
real iceream and a bowl of fresh fruit salad + Posted by gennesseb in Gennesse B and her bike adventures | Feb 1, 2012
- Dongala - SudanThankyou to everyone who has sent emails with encouragement and stories from home. I will try and reply to each of you somewhere along the line, but time restrictions will dictate that. Also please excuse my spelling etc, as Posted by gennesseb in Gennesse B and her bike adventures | Jan 31, 2012
- Sandy, dusty Sudan
Our hotel in Gondar, Ethiopia had a friendly vulture in the garden.
The Posted by AlTiffany2 in Alex's Round the World Gap Year | Aug 18, 2011
- Camels have nothing on this mob.Town names are always something to be proud of. Who wouldn't, for example, be proud of living in Bong Bong, Cock Wash, Dismal Swamp, Burrumbuttock, Humpty Doo, Mount Buggery, Nowhere Else, Poowong, Rooty Hill, Useless Loop, Wee Waa, Woodie Woodie, Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Aug 9, 2011
- Unexpected explosionsHave you ever been handed something quite dangerous?? I’m sure that at some point in our live our well-meaning friends and associates have managed to ask us to take possession of something they would rather not be holding onto themselves. Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Aug 1, 2011
- If at first you don't succeed then skydiving is not for you.The Vice President’s wife or, more to the point, one of the Vice Presidents wives owns a plot of land out the back of Juba. Well owns may be a bit of a stretch, as it appears that all someone Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Jul 31, 2011
- How to make an impressionIt’s funny how your perception can be altered by only getting a small piece of the information. Politicians have known this for years obviously, and I was quite taken by the concept in the last couple of weeks here in Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Jul 30, 2011
- Exotic diseases and the "Shower of Death"I was fortunate enough to catch typhoid and malaria at the same time recently, though fortunate may be a little of an over exaggeration. It came on rather suddenly as well, and really caught me quite by surprise. At lunch Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Jul 30, 2011
- BLINKY gets his nameThis tale may seem a little different from the others, and I did ponder whether to tell it at all. However it is because of this tale that it had to be told, a kind of Never Ending Story infinity Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Jul 30, 2011
- The rise of Miss FireIt can’t be said that the local population aren’t making the most out of life. If fact they seem to have embraced capitalism with a kind of vigor not seen since Charlie Sheen discovered porn. There is very little you Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Jul 30, 2011
- The idiots guide to landmine identificationI have long been a great admirer of how people in other countries drive on their roads. It’s not a criticism by any means, just a curious observation of how people behave when behind the wheel. In Kosovo for example, Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Jul 30, 2011
- Gorillas in hats and vulgar loopsMy arrival into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, was again without fanfare. In fact I was starting to wonder if I would ever see a band heralding my arrival. Not that this has ever happened mind you, but I Posted by Dangermouse in Tales From The Wilderness | Jul 30, 2011
- Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Juba (South Sudan)Our route:
Move the cursor on the map to identify places. Click to zoom in.
Best hotel in Riyadh: Al Faisaliyah*****, A Rosewood Hotel (founded by Posted by LuxuryRogue in Gentleman Adventurer | Apr 23, 2011
- Sudan (Khartoum and Meroe)Got our visa within one day at the Sudanese Embassy, just behind the Four Seasons Nile Plaza in Cairo. Flew to Khartoum on Egypt Air. City much nicer than expected. Visited nearby Omdurman (former home of Osama Bin Laden) and Posted by LuxuryRogue in Gentleman Adventurer | Sep 21, 2010
- Welcome to Sudan....Well we’re in Sudan now, got some catching up to do! Lots of adventures, that’s for sure!
We spent a few nights in Aswan, which we spent relaxing in luxury with some A/C and a lovely rooftop paddle pool and even Posted by ctravelbug in escape to africa | Jun 14, 2010
- More Hot Weather and Cool peopleAt dawn we waved goodbye to the pyramids and headed to the road to hitch a lift back to Khartoum. After 3 minutes we saw a little yellow bus in the distance - almost double it's true height due to Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | May 9, 2010
- All of a sudden we're in the SudanThe 15th century castles, palaces and monasteries of Gondar were impressive indeed but they will not be our lasting memory of the Town.
As we cycled in the usual scruffy young men tried to latch on - “You! You! Hotel?” Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | Apr 21, 2010
- Beyond DarfurBeyond Darfur
…I lean back in my chair and try to watch the whole scene in front of my eyes with some distance. And I have to start smiling, because somehow it just seems absurd. With a big grin in her Posted by Andrene1 in Our Wild Journey | Feb 6, 2010