When Your Ship Has Come And You Can’t Get Off – Welcome To Egypt

Another night with no sleep. My roommate slept soundly but I was sweating in my sleeping bag and only tucked my body in there because I just didn’t like what was crawling around the place. I eventually gave up and just lied on the thing until I heard screaming children. I got up to do […]

Casey Jones. Riding The Train of Dreams in Sudan.

After a peaceful yet sandy night sleeping in the shadows of two thousand year old pyramids in the Nubian desert, I had to make some hard decisions. I’ve got three days now to get to Wadi Halfa. And I need to do that without any hiccups. Given that my bike has a tendency to overheat […]

Sudan: When It Comes To Desert I Think of Sand.

Once you cross the Nile River and head north out of Khartoum things turn desolate. Come to think of it riding into Khartoum from the south things were pretty desolate. But strategically located at the confluence of the Blue and While Nile rivers, Khartoum is capital to the largest (in size) country in Africa. And […]

Ramblin’ In Khartoum. Decisions. Decisions.

I’m in Sudan! And here in Khartoum the somewhat sprawling capital of the largest country in Africa I find myself anxious to leave. Not because there’s nothing to do here, but because I’ve only got about five days to legally be in this country. And I’ve yet to register with the police. Sudan is perhaps […]

Trading Camels, Buying Benzine & Police Checkpoints: The Road To Khartoum, Sudan

At the customs and immigration office in Gallabat, Sudan I learned two things. First, nothing happens quickly in Sudan. Second, the Sudanese are in the running for the most hospitable and friendly people in Africa. The large uniformed man with a scary scar on his forehead took my papers, carnet and passport and asked if […]