Monthly Archive: June, 2012

Sidewalks in Alexandria

Look what we found on the sidewalks of Alexandria! Advertisements

There are 2 Halfas in Sudan (WHERE ARE WE??!!)

In the morning, everything was fine. Ali, the manager of our hotel in Khartoum, had arranged a taxi for us and even paid for our ride to the bus station. The taxi picked… Continue reading

Introduction to Pyramids

There is a place in Sudan where you can sleep amongst pyramids. You will find it near a small village called Bejarawiya, about 200km north of Khartoum. Here lie the royal tombs of… Continue reading

Whirling to Allah

Every Friday, an hour before sunset, a large group gathers at the tomb of Sheikh Hamed al-Nil in the Omdurman city of Khartoum. The crowd forms a circle around a handful of green… Continue reading

A Warm Welcome in Sudan

We arrive in Sudan in a cloud of dust. It takes 16 hours door-to-door from Gondar to Khartoum – a long journey, but we are just glad to make it in one day. The… Continue reading

Once Upon a Time in Gondar

Our last stop in Ethiopia is Gondar, a fairy tale city. Located strategically on a hilltop, it holds a royal enclosure of the fortresses, castles, banquet and concert halls, baths, and stables of… Continue reading

Addis Admin

Nos journées à Addis sont rythmées par les heures d’ouverture et de fermeture des ambassades. Renseignements, dépôts de dossier, contre-renseignements, prises de tête, retraits de visa, soulagement: nous vivons Addis comme l’étape bureaucratique… Continue reading