|Sufis in Khartoum -- men only -- whip into ecstatic stupor. Note|
Barak Obama in the middle of the photo. Friday night in Khartoum
|Wallflowers on the same evening. No place for women, even in|
Click below to see some more photos of the last week or so.....
|Latest fashions in Khartum, but if you prefer something a little less racy...|
|.... then perhaps something a touch more demure may be for you.|
|The mighty 'Stang at a coffee stop in the middle of the desert. |
Khartoum to Karima, Sudan. Temp: 44 degrees (every day...)
|Young Aimin, Nubian in Karima|
|Young Nubian girls in Karima are real vamps for photos: here by Val|
|And they bounce around the 'Stang...|
|... while their mums and aunties look on.|
|Karima's own Uluru, early evening.|
|Mini Pyramids in Karima, Sudan|
|Study in Green. Most buildings in Sudan are mud. This one from the|
|The Nubian Rest House. We started off in a Nubian House: considerably|
sparser. Cots and single squat toilet for 18... So we decamped to this one.
Note the breast-like roofs: a sign of Nubia
|Cooling off near the Nile. Road to Kerma, north Sudan. Temp: 44 C.|
Gordon helps Ian and Val get their MGB cooling properly, rigs effective
water spray from the windscreen washer tank to the radiator. Neat!
|Lake Nassar at Wadi Halfa, Sudan. We went swimming here. Not real nice, but we|
needed a bath: no water available at the a Nubian House
|Arvo kip, waiting to leave a Nubian House, Wadi Halfa|
Sudan. It's 45 degrees in the shade. Not much shade...
|Our luggage is taken off the ferry from Wadi Halfa to Aswan in Egypt|
The ferry ride is 24 hours. Clearing customs in Egypt: four hours.
Near riots at the Customs house, appropriately misspelled "hole".
|Sandi and Cris on a felucca, Aswan, Egypt|
Cool way to travel, huh!
|A young lad hitches a ride on our felucca|
The water's real nice! Sweet and clear
|The Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan, opened in 19th Century, and where Agatha Christie|
stayed to write "Death on the Nile". Part of the movie was filmed here as well.
|This is the 1902 restaurant in the Old Cataract.|
As the name suggests: opened in 1902. Omar Sharif
also dined and stayed here and left a charming inscription