An uninspiring Sudan...but 147km in the bag!
Beyond the Saddle ....Cairo to Cape Town
Mon 5 Feb 2007 17:07
147km cycled today.....first 25 km in convoy with a police escort getting out of Khartoum....quite a mission and created quite an event for the locals..... Not an attractive cycle though...
Then we split up and the road was the most uninspiring todate.....real 3rd world stuff....and a narrow road with lots of trucks with double trailers flying past us cm's from the bike.....!
Either side of the road was flat and full with plastic bags blowing around, a constant dust cloud, and lots of dead domestic animals lying on the side of the road.....the worst ride to date, but one I had expected earlier on the trip. Apparently the next three days of Sudan are like this, before we enter the new environment of Ethiopia.
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Thats about it for now!