Yes, today we had a 2nd restday at Dongola, which was originally not scheduled. The 2019 Tour was supposed to take a new route compared to earlier editions, but due to the current unrests in Sudan, TDA – together with local authorities – decided that it was better to stick to the old and familiar route and routine. The intended new route included an extra day of cycling to lead the route along the archeological site of Jebel Barkal, so by sticking to the old route we will be skipping one day of cycling. It’s al okay by me. I trust the TDA staff to keep me safe and if this is what it takes, that is fine by me 🙂 Can’t really say I was frustrated by having two rest days either. It was actually quite nice to be off the bike for a bit 🙂
Morning in Dongola
Buying fruit 🙂
Watching a guy make falafels
All the white TDA’ers taking over the local chicken place in the evening!