Sudan: The Road East to Ethiopia
The journey from Khartoum to the border Ethiopian town of Gallabat (Quallabat) takes two days.
The first 410 km can fairly easily be covered by a bus ride on a mostly tar-ed road all the way to a small town called Gedaref.
The next day, after sleeping in a very run-down hotel (the only option) it is another long-days journey, this time squeezed on the back of
open old rusty jeep,
that will have you bopping and bumping non-stop like a disco as the jeep runs over gravel, uneven and sandy trek. The view is a savannah desert under a scorching sun.
You will be lucky if your truck do not break down under this tough conditions. Ours did.
We tried to hitch a ride on this passing truck, but it was obviously FULL, and also I think
the finger means : NO.