Thanks Dad for being the secratary for our stint in the Internet desert.
Theres a lot to say as we've been unable to post anything ourselves in Sudan as the Web host i use do not allow any editing from Sudan. At first i thought it was the Sudan government but it wasn't. The government do block a lot but it wasn't them. For some reason Weebly do not allow editing in sudan so if you are going to use Weebly for overland travel think again. They block a list of countries and i cannot find this list on their web site. This includes Syria and Sudan and possibly quite a few others.
We picked up a hitcher at the Ethiopia border in the form of Mateus a portugese hicker who has sponsorship!!! for quite a bit of his trip equipment and is using planes, trains, automobiles to get to South Africa. He's started in Narvick in Norway and is in Gondor as we are. We dropped him at Tim and Kims and he left after a few days and we've just seen him here. You might all be wondering were Henning is and he's sat at the side of me....We should eventually part company as he turned up a Tim and Kims after we'd been there two days.
The border crossing to Ethipia was easy and the ethiopians have the newest paper free immegration office i've ever seen,,,finger prints and all.
We have a few photos to post as you can imagine but this connetion is been hogged by a local downloading a movie and its been hard enough to get online let alone do anything useful.
We are sleeping in Gondor and again outside Hennings hotel. We've paid the security guard 50Birr to look after the car. This is a lot of money for here so he will do a good job. He's offered to let us part in the back of the hotel but its too late to be messing around. We might do it tomorrow. Theres a Petrol shortage here and Henning has only just managed to get some and might not get any more if he goes to the national park in the north so he's not going to risk it. On the other hand Diesel is fine so we are going to go North toward Eritrea (but not into there!) By all accounts the Petrol shortage is every year at this time due to "cleaning the refinery in Sudan" so they run out. No planning in Africa. We've also found aut that 50 cars have just driven from Egypt to Sudan and this may or maynot be true. They didn't use the ferry as we had to. If they did this might be a very good thing for overlanding in Africa.
Pyramids at Karima
Shot of the Ferry from Aswan to Wadi Halfa
Julie on the Ferry
Land Rover Taxis Wadi Halfa
Hotel in Wadi Halfa
Our sleeping suite on the Ferry. (Thanks Mum)
The Swedish Pancake
Pyramids at Merowe
1st Camel Ride Merowe (£20 Sud, both of us and two rides each)
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