Sudan 2018 – Part 1
Arriving with the boat in Wadi Halfa, Sudan.

Arriving with the boat in Wadi Halfa, Sudan.
Cycling to Wadi Halfa with Daniel

Cycling to Wadi Halfa with Daniel
The start of three days in the desert.

The start of three days in the desert.
Tanya cycling in the desert

Tanya cycling in the desert
The night sky with the bright Zodiacal light

The night sky with the bright Zodiacal light
Prime camp spot in the Sahara

Prime camp spot in the Sahara
Morning routine

Morning routine
Endless roads

Endless roads
Nobody, except us...

Nobody, except us…
... and lots of sand and mountains...

… and lots of sand and mountains…
... and lots of dead cows

… and lots of dead cows
Simon enjoying the road

Simon enjoying the road
Looks hot but the temperature was good.

Looks hot but the temperature was good.
Can't get enough of these roads from Wadi Halfa to Dongola.

Can't get enough of these roads from Wadi Halfa to Dongola.
Camping in the middle of nowhere

Camping in the middle of nowhere
Morning sun

Morning sun
And cycling again on empty roads with good tar

And cycling again on empty roads with good tar
Taking a rest at one of the water stations.

Taking a rest at one of the water stations.
Reaching the Nile again where it suddenly got green.

Reaching the Nile again where it suddenly got green.
Around Abri were a lot of workers looking for minerals and even gold.

Around Abri were a lot of workers looking for minerals and even gold.
People walking around in the desert and searching for gold.

People walking around in the desert and searching for gold.
Long roads and mostly a beautiful back wind.

Long roads and mostly a beautiful back wind.
Very friendly Sudanese people invited us for a coffee.

Very friendly Sudanese people invited us for a coffee.
A cycling heaven!

A cycling heaven!
Even more endless roads

Even more endless roads
Dinner time in the desert

Dinner time in the desert
Very friendly Sudanese people invited us for a coffee.

Very friendly Sudanese people invited us for a coffee.
Cycling along the Nile, lined with green palm trees

Cycling along the Nile, lined with green palm trees
Shy Sudanese kids.

Shy Sudanese kids.
We got invited by Abdel to his place...

We got invited by Abdel to his place…
... to meet his family...

… to meet his family…
... and we got shown around his village close to Dongola.

… and we got shown around his village close to Dongola.
Trying to cut some grass the traditional way.

Trying to cut some grass the traditional way.
We spent the evening and night there and got amazing food!

We spent the evening and night there and got amazing food!
Thank you so much, Abdel!

Thank you so much, Abdel!
We spent the evening and night there and got amazing food!

We spent the evening and night there and got amazing food!
We also met the whole family.

We also met the whole family.
And got a free photo shoot...

And got a free photo shoot…
... and went to the Nile...

… and went to the Nile…
... for a boat ride followed by a drone.

… for a boat ride followed by a drone.
Spectacular view from above...

Spectacular view from above…
... and beautiful sunset.

… and beautiful sunset.
Lots of photos were taken.

Lots of photos were taken.
Also from above us.

Also from above us.
Tanya enjoying the sunset.

Tanya enjoying the sunset.
Abdel's brother Ibrahim.

Abdel's brother Ibrahim.
Relaxing on the beach along the Nile...

Relaxing on the beach along the Nile…
... while the drone was above us.

… while the drone was above us.
Coming back!

Coming back!
We just loved it!

We just loved it!
The drone is following us.

The drone is following us.
Large beach and small villages around us.

Large beach and small villages around us.
The family gave us a very warm welcome!

The family gave us a very warm welcome!
And even more food!

And even more food!
Exchanging numbers before we had to leave.

Exchanging numbers before we had to leave.
On the road again from Dongola to Karima. Two days of desert...

On the road again from Dongola to Karima. Two days of desert…
... with lots of sand...

… with lots of sand…
... and amazing camping!

… and amazing camping!
... and amazing camping!

… and amazing camping!
We also saw free camels...

We also saw free camels…
...just walking into the distance.

…just walking into the distance.
Met Brian, an Irish motor-biker on his way to South Africa.

Met Brian, an Irish motor-biker on his way to South Africa.
We also saw free camels...

We also saw free camels…
Tanya above Karima.

Tanya above Karima.
Kids playing soccer in the town.

Kids playing soccer in the town.
The pyramids close to Karima

The pyramids close to Karima
Beautiful sunset from the mountain Jebel Barkal

Beautiful sunset from the mountain Jebel Barkal
More invitations from more friendly Sudanese.

More invitations from more friendly Sudanese.
Strange fruits in the desert on the way to Atbara

Strange fruits in the desert on the way to Atbara
The desert is alive!

The desert is alive!
Need a rest?

Need a rest?
Observing more camels in the distance...

Observing more camels in the distance…
... and they observe us!

… and they observe us!
Hassan's family in Atbara.

Hassan's family in Atbara.
They made us feel at home...

They made us feel at home…
... and showed us around.

… and showed us around.
Tanya even got a spa day with Henna

Tanya even got a spa day with Henna
Almost Sudanese!

Almost Sudanese!
Beautiful Henna!

Beautiful Henna!
Thanks Hassan and your family!

Thanks Hassan and your family!
Taking a ferry over the Nile, but a truck got stuck, trying to come on board.

Taking a ferry over the Nile, but a truck got stuck, trying to come on board.
No problems for our bikes.

No problems for our bikes.
Cycling towards Khartoum

Cycling towards Khartoum
The pyramids of Meroe...

The pyramids of Meroe…
... unfortunately heavily destroyed...

… unfortunately heavily destroyed…
but still very impressive.

but still very impressive.
Camping under the stars

Camping under the stars
Cycling into Shendi.

Cycling into Shendi.
Meeting more of Hassan's family.

Meeting more of Hassan's family.
Taking a break in the shade.

Taking a break in the shade.