Monthly Archives: March 2011

Marsabit Road (The Road to Hell)

Well it was billed as the worst road in the world ( and one of the most dangerous) all we can add is it really is a nightmare two full days 10hrs + at 25kph …. bone jarring driving with … Continue reading

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Addis and down to the Kenya border

Although Addis is a huge city (the 4th largest in Africa) we didn’t find much to do except walk miles through the congested streets have a day of luxury at the Sheraton and visit Lucy….. the 3.2 million year old … Continue reading

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South to Addis from Gondar

We decided to go via Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and Bahir Dar. Magnificent mountain scenery green fields and pine trees another world from the arid North African Landscape that we have been traveling through for the … Continue reading

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Southern Sudan and cow carcass road to Ethiopia

Hundreds of miles of desert littered with dead cattle, and cattle and goats on the move as the rains approach…huge herds being driven to pasture. Very very hot and heavy military presence…police some in uniform… some without…. AK 47′s and … Continue reading

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Festival of the Nubia Mountains

By luck we stumbled across the most amazing dance and culture festival whilst driving around Omdurman…. about a hundred tribal groups were celebrating their culture and diversity with a riot of dance and pageantry. The emphasis seemed to be all … Continue reading

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Khartoum

The Lonely Planet Guide describes Khartoum as a “boisterous, modern, flashy city with an ever increasing number of glass tower blocks” well the last bit is true. The Sudan Club which I remember from my childhood is long gone and … Continue reading

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Northern Sudan and south to Khartoum

Did you know there were 228 Pyramids in Sudan ( three times as many as the Pharaohs put up in Egypt) We set of with Erkan ( aka Mustapha) from Turkey on his motorbike and Tarmo from Estonia in his … Continue reading

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Aswan to Wadi Haifa

It should have been simple, we drive to Aswan put the van onto a barge on Monday and drift slowly down Lake Nasser past Abu Simbel unload the van on Tuesday morning and drive off into Northern Sudan…….we had not … Continue reading

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