The few trees that are there host many different birds
View for the bridge over the Nile at Al Dabbah
Chatting with the locals
Desert trailers become more common on the way to Kharthoum
Pyramids of Jebel Barkel
Temples of Jebel Barkel
Pyramids of Nuri
Water filling station. The clay pots contain drinking water. It’s a very common sight. The evaporation of water on the outside keeps them very cool. The only problem is you don’t know where they fill it from. In places it’s taken straight from the Nile and is often green. The locals seem to gulp down the stuff, but we prefer to treat it with chlorine tablets before drinking.
Still manufactured and used in great quantity, the clay water pots. Too heavy to buy as a souvenir!
Last photo before the camera died. Focus error. Zoom is fine. Sadly it’s the camera phone from now on 😦
Water melon grows wild, but all the ones we found tasted so bitter, even the goats didn’t don’t eat them.
Pyramids of Merowe. Arrived shortly after closing and we’re invited it camp on the site and provided with water. Ate and watched the sunset. Hi-light of Sudan. Can’t imagine it happening in Egypt
We were kindly hosted by Stephan, a Canadian aid worker. Camped up in his garden and invited to use the facilities in the house. On our second night we were invited to a party, a memorable night shared with many interesting and friendly people.
Dance at the tomb every Friday takes place to honor his memory. The cold and wind kept the crowds away.
we wish you a Happy New Year and hope your trip is progressing futher so good. We love to read in your blog with great respect (and a little envy) since July
All the best
Burkhardt and Uschi