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Port Sudan to Kassala

Long distance busses in Sudan are surprisingly good...
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Early morning at the Port Sudan long distance bus station
Early morning at the Port Sudan long distance bus station
Departing Port Sudan for the bus ride to Kassala - around 600 km
Departing Port Sudan for the bus ride to Kassala - around 600 km
Passing through the Red Sea Hills on the road between Suakin and Sinkat
Passing through the Red Sea Hills on the road between Suakin and Sinkat
The rugged Red Sea Hills of northeastern Sudan
The rugged Red Sea Hills of northeastern Sudan
Driving through the Red Sea Hills southwest of Suakin
Driving through the Red Sea Hills southwest of Suakin
I'd call them mountains - the Red Sea Hills
I'd call them mountains - the Red Sea Hills
Large mosque in Sinkat, the first break where, of course, I was challenged by the Secret Police
Large mosque in Sinkat, the first break where, of course, I was challenged by the Secret Police
...papers in order, I was free to continue my bus journey to Kassala
...papers in order, I was free to continue my bus journey to Kassala
Sudan Railway line linking Port Sudan and the railway hub of Atbara
Sudan Railway line linking Port Sudan and the railway hub of Atbara
Beyond Sinkat, the Red Sea Hills give way to sparsely populated barren desert
Beyond Sinkat, the Red Sea Hills give way to sparsely populated barren desert
Eastern face of a thousand foot peak rising out of the desert north of the village of Tahamyam
Eastern face of a thousand foot peak rising out of the desert north of the village of Tahamyam
The same mountain from the south
The same mountain from the south
The desert between Sinkat and Haiya
The desert between Sinkat and Haiya
Haiya, Sudan - a large town of low mud houses where the roads to Atbara and Kassala split
Haiya, Sudan - a large town of low mud houses where the roads to Atbara and Kassala split
Heading south from Haiya, we pass nomad camps similar to those I saw in Mali
Heading south from Haiya, we pass nomad camps similar to those I saw in Mali
Desolate
Desolate
Another nomad camp with several more permanent mudbrick buildings
Another nomad camp with several more permanent mudbrick buildings
Between Haiya and Kassala
Between Haiya and Kassala
Donkey cart passes by as the bus takes another break in its ca 10 hour journey from Port Sudan to Kassala
Donkey cart passes by as the bus takes another break in its ca 10 hour journey from Port Sudan to Kassala
The second rest stop - I managed to elude the attention of the Secret Police here
The second rest stop - I managed to elude the attention of the Secret Police here
Rest stop between Haiya and Kassala
Rest stop between Haiya and Kassala
I must say I was sort of dreading the long bus ride, but it really wasn't bad at all...
I must say I was sort of dreading the long bus ride, but it really wasn't bad at all...
Quite a bit of green compared to what we had been going through...
Quite a bit of green compared to what we had been going through...
Small village north of Kassala
Small village north of Kassala
Dust devil swirling by a village
Dust devil swirling by a village
Maybe these tent-like villages are a little more permanent than I first thought...
Maybe these tent-like villages are a little more permanent than I first thought...
...not much to look at...
...not much to look at...
...something's got all the men's attention...
...something's got all the men's attention...
Arid ountains with a little bit of green
Arid ountains with a little bit of green
...glad I'm not on a camel...
...glad I'm not on a camel...
...moonscape...
...moonscape...
...this MUST be a difficult place to make a living...
...this MUST be a difficult place to make a living...
I have to wonder...what brings them to live here...there's really *nothing*
I have to wonder...what brings them to live here...there's really *nothing*
Downtown
"Downtown"
Tiny settlement on a vast empty plain
Tiny settlement on a vast empty plain
Wasteland of Eastern Sudan around 100 miles north of Kassala
Wasteland of Eastern Sudan around 100 miles north of Kassala
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