Barren Dongola December 13th 2009 I wake bright and early at 3am for my ferry trip across the border to Wadi Halfa in Sudan.
Wait! 3am?! That's not right!
My hostel roommate is taking a tour to see Abu Simbel (four hours south of Aswan) so the proprietor and his goons are hammering on our door as a wake-up call. Shouting does not make the pounding desist and even after we open the door they merrily move onto the next p ... read more
Africa » Sudan » North » Karima Military regimes favoring Islamic-oriented governments have dominated national politics since independence from the UK in 1956. Sudan was embroiled in two prolonged civil wars during most of the remainder of the 20th century. These conflicts were roo... ... read more