Banana trees, tea, coffee and sugarcane plantations welcomed us to this tropical country. We cycled through the rolling hills to Kampala where we stayed with John’s cousins. Laura and Richard immediately got the braai on and took us to some nice pubs and restaurants. John and I got so excited with a trip to the South African […]

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Leaving Addis and Ethiopia

We left Addis Ababa early to avoid the congestion. The traffic can almost be compared to Cairo. We took the less travelled road toward Awash and spent the first night in Butajira then went cross country towards Lake Ziway and onwards to Lake Langano.  The lakes here are a paradise for birds, hippos, monkeys, baboons, […]

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We arrived in Addis Ababa and were fortunate to have been invited by a South African wine maker Abraham to stay at his flat. He was introduced to us indirectly by a mutual friend. We had actually never met him before and he was due to be in South Africa for the whole duration of […]

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The tingle at altitude

The crossing from the Sudanese to the Ethiopian border was not that eventful. Except for the Ebola check by a doctor with a stethoscope around his neck, “Are you feeling fine?” and the customs officer “Do you have anything in your bags that you are not allowed?”. John and I have commented a few times […]

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Leaving Sudan

We stayed at a Coptic Church The traditional way of making sesame oil Fishing just outside Khartoum Selling ice in the city Some traditional brick and straw manufacturers Village football Driving at 6 years old Preparing for prayer Riding out at sunset Escaping the heat at mid day Good accommodation Selling medication Local car wash

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We spent a week in Khartoum sorting out visas and a few other issues. We met up with Ahmed who is a cousin of Amira, a work colleague of Pierre’s. Ahmed entertained us and took care of our needs whilst we were there. Friday is family day and we were fortunate to arrive to a […]

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