We’re in Sudan! Who would have thought I would ever get to a country like Sudan? Economic and trade sanctions have been in place here since 1997 due to the country sponsoring terrorism and violating human rights in South Sudan and Darfur, and the country hasn’t had a US ambassador since 1998. Since 2017 sanctions are gradually being lifted because in recent years Sudan has moved into the direction of the Western Coalitions acting against terrorism and the country no longer protects human right violaters. Despite this, Sudan currently copes with hyper inflation, leading to protests against 75 year old president Omar Al Bashir who has been in office since 1993. Apparantly tensions are currently quite high in the Capital Khartoum and protests are suposedly ended with deadly violence. In order to control the protests all social media are blocked on the internet and are only accessible through VPN.
The ferry on lake Nasser
Tim, Baldr and Vikas on the ferry…
Disembarking on the other side of the lake!
Water in the desert, pretty strange…
The desert is just so diverse and empty!
And in the middle of the desert there is a border 🙂
And in Sudan there is even more desert!