Cape to Cairo 2010

A Motorcycle Diary

8 August (Day 40)

08 Aug

We spent the day washing and maintaining the ladies and then headed out into the town to explore at about 5pm when the heat had settled a little. It was 37C in the shade by 11am so going out any earlier was not possible.

We visited the local souk (market) which is always a fascinating experience because of the range of colours, sights and smells before heading off to a local Sudanese restaurant where we could have fish, fish or fish. Alcohol is forbidden in the Sudan because it is a Muslim country and so water and soft drinks are the only way to quench one’s thirst here.

Katie revealing her insides.

Local Souk.

hundreds of varieties of dates.

Our local transport.


The closest you will get to beer in the Sudan..beerly beer!!


Traditional Sudanese cuisine…fried fish, bread and sauces..all eaten by hand.

BackABuddy Many of us have the means and wherewithal to undertake the dreams we want but elect to choose otherwise, many however, do not and that is the purpose of this plea. Afrika Tikkun (http://afrikatikkun.org// ) is a South African non governmental, non profit charity organisation run by the Lubner family that in essence does just that; re-provide the possibility to dream and to create the possibility of turning those dreams into a reality.

Unlike many pleas of this nature, I am not looking for any kind of sponsorship for my trip, but I am looking for your donation, regardless of its size to Afrika Tikkun. Please pledge generously as this is a fantastic cause that will assist them to provide food, care, education, health and social services to those that are desperately in need.

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  1. Jackal's wife

    August 9, 2010 at 7:20 am

    This is the part I start getting worried! Be careful travelling that area – and the offer still on the table, meet you in Eilat in Israel. That way you can say you’ve been to Asia as well.

  2. Jackal's wife

    August 9, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Oh….and don’t forget to eat with the right hand only…the left one wipes important stuff. Or is it the left hand that you have to eat with…?