Hello fellow bloggers from Khartoum! I arrived here in my husband's flat at 3am today. The trip was not straightforward at all but it was quite exciting all told.
My flight from Johannesburg on Thursday departed more than an hour late. There was a connecting flight in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 21h30 that evening.
We missed it!
Arriving at 22h00, we disembarked, entered the arrivals hall in Addis Ababa airport and were met with a seething mass of people. Every passenger who had missed their connecting flights that evening (some to Nairobi, others to Cairo, even others to Bangkok) was trying to get their hotel voucher from three harried ladies behind a short counter.
We eventually received the necessary documents (I had met up with one young student working on a water project in Khartoum) and were bussed to a three-star hotel in the city centre.
On Friday I awoke refreshed; after a quick breakfast served by efficient hotel staff, I booked a taxi and made a tour through the city!
I took many photos; my taxi driver was very knowledgeable about his country and the city in particular and I will soon blog about my interesting experience in this historic land.