Sudan: Dongola to Khartoum

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The few trees that are there host many different birds

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View for the bridge over the Nile at Al Dabbah

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Dune Road!

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Chatting with the locals

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Desert trailers become more common on the way to Kharthoum

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Pyramids of Jebel Barkel

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Temples of Jebel Barkel

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Refuel stop

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Pyramids of Nuri

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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.

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Still manufactured and used in great quantity, the clay water pots. Too heavy to buy as a souvenir!

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Last photo before the camera died. Focus error. Zoom is fine. Sadly it’s the camera phone from now on 😦

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Water melon grows wild, but all the ones we found tasted so bitter, even the goats didn’t don’t eat them.

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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

Khartoum
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.
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Dance at the tomb every Friday takes place to honor his memory. The cold and wind kept the crowds away.

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3 thoughts on “Sudan: Dongola to Khartoum

  1. Burkhardt

    Hi Jonathan,

    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

    https://computers4africatour.org/2013/06/25/bordeaux-and-wine-country/

    • Thank you.. I’m happy you like it. In Ethiopia now, about the enter Addis Ababa. Christmas on the Ethiopian calendar is in 2 days time! Happy New Year!

  2. Anonymous

    Jonny

    Wow you’ve made it to Kenya and your goal……what an amazing journey and the things you have seen…I really love reading this journal it is so inspiring……Africa is a continent now on my list…..just heard last nigh on radio that west may have problems with food production in future due to lack of potassium phosphate…..guess where potassium rich reserves are Africa (morocco)……ironic…….never mind the gas and oil debate…….what next for you chappy……..

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