Dag 67 Wadi Halfa Sudan

Na Dongola ry ons deur die Nubian woestyn met die Nyl aan ons linkerkant op ‘n nuwe en goeie teerpad. Al die woestyn dorpies le teen die Nyl en ons ry deur ‘n paar en koop die heerlikste vars brood. Die dae van supermarkte is lankal verby en ons koop by die kleinste winkeltjies, sommer ‘n tafeltjie onder n grasdakkie. Ons kom te vroeg by Wadi Halfa, dis vrek warm en ons loop op die souk -mark- rond. Plakkies in die stof, hoed op die kop. Vrouens koop klein Sudanese koffiekannetjies. Farangis in Sudan. Ons soek ‘n toilet maar hulle verstaan nie- toe demonstreer ons maar met die bypassende geluide tot groot vermaak van almal. Ons slaan kamp in die stof straat op by ons agent, Mazar Mahir se huis. Sy vrou maak vir ons brood en bone en so tradisionele koekie in deeg. Vroegoggend sien ons die desert fox, hulle hardloop op die huise se mure en platdakke rond. Dis warm en Wadi Halfa is nou nie eintlik ‘n plekkie waar jy wil bly nie, dis die deurgaan dorpie na Egipte.

Leaving Dongola we drive through the Nubian Desert with the Nile to our left. We drive on a new, well-built tar road. All the villages lie next to the Nile; we pass though a few of them and buy the most delicious fresh bread. Gone are the days of supermarkets. We shop at small shops ? nothing more than a little table under a small thatched roof.

We arrive at Wadi Halfa too early, it is extremely hot and we stroll on the souk – a market. We are wearing plakkies in the dust, and hats. The women buy small Sudanese coffee cans. Farangis in Sudan.

We look for a toilet, but they do not understand, so we resort to demonstrating with sound effects. This causes great amusement to all who witnessed.

We camp in the dusty street at the house of our agent, Mazar Mahir. His wife prepares bread and beans and a traditional dough cookie.

This morning we saw the desert fox. They run around on the houses walls and flat roofs. ?It is blazing hot and it is not a place where you would like to stay.

You pass through here on your way to Egypt.

 


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