Sudanese culture is a unique marriage of African and Arab. With its Sufi dance celebrations, bustling downtown streets, and immense Arab markets, Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, was the perfect place for me to begin my new cultural education.
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Sudan is well-known among travelers for its lengthy, confusing, and ultimately pointless bureaucratic procedures for arriving tourists. We weren’t looking forward to all the offices, papers, and stress that were waiting for us on arrival. Well, I gotta say: bureaucracy has changed – for the better – in the region.
My trip to Egypt started out badly. I arrived in Addis Ababa, expecting to have a two hour layover before boarding my flight to Cairo and meeting my friends, Alex, Fay and Steve in the airport and heading to our hotel. Instead, as I glanced at the monitor in the Addis airport, I realized that […]
My trip to Egypt has helped me articulate why I value travel so much – it dissolves preconceptions.I have wanted to visit Egypt for at least 12 years. This desire has always stemmed from my interest in Ancient Egypt – the pharoahs, pyramids, tombs, hieroglyphics… I expected my trip to Egypt to largely be passed […]
These were the families I stayed with in Mauritania. The one on the left was the family whose home Sahnah and I actually at. In the middle, with the glass in front of her face, is Mamsi, and on our laps are two of her 3 children. On the right picture are the numerous kids, […]