Sunday, 25 January 2009
Leaving Egypt - Ready For Sudan
The lazy days are over. Today, Sunday, we spend our last night in Aswan before we take the ferry to Wadi Halfa, Sudan. Our stay was very relaxed. We've felt that we needed to prepare for Sudan. There are many reports from other travellers who visited Sudan. They experienced a beautiful landscape and friendly people. The problem is that the country has very basic standards. Hotels, Hostels and transport are rare or even non existent. We'll be happy to find a bed and a place to eat. Of course, because of the limited options, we expect to pay a high price for basic service.
On Monday we are on the ferry for a minimum of 17 hours followed by an extensive time at the Sudanese immigration. After the immigration we'll try to find a hotel and register at the police. After that I just have to get a photo permit and then we are ready for Sudanese life. Our travel time will be approximately 1-2 weeks. I look forward to post the next update in Khartoum in a week.