22nd August 2014 by Helen

It turned out to be a good thing that we arrived a day early because we found out today that everything is closed on a Friday and we would not have been able to get our permits, etc until Monday. Phew!!

We spent the next couple of days based at the hotel in Khartoum, catching up on paperwork, booking flights, and communicating with the shippers. On Friday we took advantage of the hotel’s free guided tour of the sights of the city. It was very hot walking around outdoor ancient monuments but otherwise it was a real change and a great day out that ended with a close up experience of the whirling dervishes at sunset.

We had a quick debate when the shipper said they could stuff Landy into the container in Khartoum but it was a pretty easy choice that we would rather make the drive to Port Sudan ourselves.

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