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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The fourth holiest Muslim city in the world. An ancient center of Islamic scholarship. The town with the densest concentration of mosques in the world. An ancient walled town with mysterious alleyways. A Unesco World Heritage site. And, the number one recommendation from the Lonely Planet Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somaliland guide book. Of COURSE visiting Harar was on the cards for us!
One of the things that many travelers talk about is culture shock. I, myself, have never experienced it in its full-blown, debilitating form. But I have also not ever traveled the way I currently am, from nature reserve to national park, and desert to isolated coastal beach. I haven’t been in a city in months…. […]
Bruno and I decided to make a detour to Luderitz on our way south because we wanted to smell the ocean breeze and get relief from the hot, dry heat of the interior. What we got was slightly more than we had bargained for. For those of you who think of Chicago as the Windy […]
Just like our England trip, this blog has been broken up into two entries. This one focuses entirely on our week – yes, one WHOLE week ! – in London. And a mighty full week it was ! On my previous two trips to London, I took advantage of every single free moment and filled my days […]