Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Khartoum to the Ethiopian Border, November 23 - 24, 2015

I didn't get to the souk yesterday.  I heard it wasn't worth it, so that's all I needed to avoid a hot and dusty public bus ride!

Lunch was delicious chicken.  It was cut in half, flattened, then barbecued.  It was served with raw vegetables, tahini and a 'too spicy for me' dip-

Hats anyone?

Today was a big drive day through interesting agricultural land.  As we travelled south, the land turned a dark, rich color-

and there were a lot of cattle-

Homes were also different with peaked roofs-

This appears to be a shelter where the stooks might be thrashed, then the grain is stored in the straw silos-

Modern  equipment-

Playing soccer-

A load of goats driving  by-

At toilet stops along the road, we have to be careful not to get stabbed by the acacia trees.  Sometimes the thorns go right through our shoes and flip flops.  The thorns are as sharp as porcupine quills-

It was 38 degrees in the shade so I'm glad today is over.  Hopefully, the border stops don't take too long and we get to Gonder, Ethiopia early afternoon!

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