Stairway to Ethiopia! (Gondar, Ethiopia – KM 13,515)

“As soon as you’ll cross from Sudan into Ethiopia you’ll start to climb”, everybody kept repeating. On our Hungarian topographical map the light beige of Egypt and Sudan gave way to a bright orange for most of Ethiopia, a sure sign that we were about to go up. I don’t…

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Ramadan in the Sudan! (Khartoum, Sudan – KM 12,930)

We could have written a post everyday for the past three weeks while coming to Karthoum, Sudan’s capital, from Aswan in Upper Egypt through the deserts and villages of North Sudan. Our own survival in a sun baked land could have provided ample stories of prickly heat, triclosan powder, nausea,…

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In and out of Sinai! (Hurghada, Egypt – KM 11,110)

The Sinai Peninsula has a bad reputation. The Asian part of Egypt has been the site of terror attacks against tourists in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The 2011 Egyptian Revolution—and the overthrow of authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak—and the 2013 coup d’état against elected President Mohamed Morsi, led by Abdel Fattah…

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