Tag Archive: transport

Things Fall Apart

We get on a ferry in Dakar, Senegal. And from there, things begin to fall apart. Thus starts a series of long, often bumpy rides through two countries that seem to have fallen… Continue reading

Entering West Africa

Where does West Africa begin? Coming from the north, we think that it begins in Senegal. Upon crossing the border from Mauritania to Senegal by boat across the Senegal River, the change is… Continue reading

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

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

Flying Over Moyale

We tried to get an Ethiopian visa to cross the border by land at Moyale, we really tried. In Kampala, we visited the Ethiopian embassy twice, spending a total of about three hours… Continue reading

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1000 Kilometres to Mombasa

It’s 1000 kilometres from Jinja (Uganda) to Mombasa (Kenya), the longest bus ride (22 hours) of our trip to date. Luckily we make the journey with Modern Coast Express bus company, whose lowest… Continue reading

Pulse of Kampala

Kampala is a living, breathing organism with matatus and boda-bodas running through its veins.  Nowhere do you feel the pulsing blood of Kampala more than riding down crowded Kyagwe road on the back… Continue reading

Crossing the Equator (une entrée sans photo)

Le trajet entre Kabale et Fort Portal est, sur notre carte, des plus séduisants : montagnes cultivées en terrasse autour de Kabale, puis le célèbre Queen Elizabeth National Park peuplé des « Big Five », passage… Continue reading