The Warmth of the Sudanese
Right now we are in Khartoum the capital of Sudan. Sudan is one of the largest countries in Africa and has the largest section of the Sahara Desert of any other country. So far we have spent over 3 weeks traveling through the Sahara desert on our bicycles. Sometimes there are roads and other times there is just sand. The people in Egypt and Sudan are very, very friendly. Many times while riding we stopped and had lunch at their homes or just talked with them. They also helped us get to where we were going because many of the streets do not have any names. The temperature during the day has been as hot as 43 degrees and at night as cold as 8 degrees. It did rain in the desert for about 5 minutes once but that was the only rain we have seen since Christmas here.
Tomorrow we leave Khartoum and head for Ethiopia.