A Dream in Blue

The lovely thing about travelling with wide timeframes is that you have the flexibility to go to places on a whim. We hear about Chefchaouen in passing, a brief mention of the name… Continue reading

Port of Entry: Tangier

Tangier is a gentle re-entry into Africa, and an introduction to the rhythms of Morocco during Ramadan. We check into a comfy budget guesthouse, and after an early afternoon nap, head out to… Continue reading

Three o’clock: De Retour sur la Route

Apres trois semaines de “vacances” en Europe nous sommes plus ou moins prêts à reprendre la route. Adieu quiétude, vin, paellas. Bonjour… le reste. L’objectif de cette deuxième partie du voyage est de… Continue reading

Vacation From Vacation

138 days, 13 countries, 60+ stops, buses, trains, planes, matatus, matolas, bajajis, camels, cars, 4x4s, trucks, boda-bodas, boats, bicycle taxis, taxi-motos, hitchhiked rides, dalla-dallas, and flea bites… We needed a break. Egypt provided… Continue reading

Election Days in Egypt

It took us a long time to write about Egypt. Our trip there was not very original: Aswan, Luxor, Port Said, Alexandria, Cairo. After travelling in places such as Somaliland and Sudan, what… Continue reading

Sidewalks in Alexandria

Look what we found on the sidewalks of Alexandria!

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

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