Sudan is beautiful. We’ve cycled another 400 kms. or so to get to Dongola. The days are long and tiring and we’re glad to get to camp at the end of the day. Most people have settled into a routine with their riding – either riding with a group or by themselves. Some people head off right after breakfast and pedal straight through the day, stopping as little as possible, and are the first ones to get to camp. Others take their time, stopping to visit the villages, take some pictures, and visit with locals. I fall into the latter group, which means I’m usually one of the last to get to camp, tired and hungry.
The people of Sudan are very friendly and hospitable. It is one of the nicest places I’ve been to. One morning I went for coffee and the next thing I knew I had a small plate of falafel in front of me. Payment was refused.
4 long days of riding ahead to get to Khartoum. 3 of them will be over 140 km. The temps are slowly rising so it will be hot as well. If nothing else, I’m getting fitter!