Most of the news from Sudan is about the outlying provinces, Darfur, and the south, but the new Sudan can be seen in Khartoum. I traveled to Sudan for two months, making connections and exploring the story of Chinese money and influence in the country. In the end I felt those photos weren’t strong enough [...]
I was going back through my images from Sudan and ran across this one. Quiet pictures rarely see the light of day but I still like them.
The end Ramadan is the start of a multi-day party of family visits and food. This makes it a good time to also get married, since everyone is in town and in a festive mood. These pictures are another example of how Sudan isn’t your normal “arab” country. First notice that I spent a lot [...]
When we hear the words “Pyramids” most people think about Egypt and Pharaohs and all that crazy black magic. If you have ever been to the pyramids you know that they are immense tourist traps. But those big piles of rock in Egypt are actually copies of similar piles here in Sudan. The piles here [...]
It was a moonless as my ferry crossed into Sudan. This coincidence gives me a very easy way to monitor how long I have left on my 1 month visa. I looked up during the break fast and saw a full moon so I know my time here is half done. The best thing about [...]
These last few days have been the hard traveling, but worth the pain. The trip from Cairo to Khartoum consisted of a luxurious train, the roof of a ferry, and a bus across the desert. The bus can be summarized as 24 hours of bumping over dunes squished between two sweaty men, in a bus [...]
In a small coffee shop in rural Turkey I was waiting for my ferry to Cyprus and on the wall behind the smoke stained memorabilia and calendars was this poster. It was a surprise to see in the middle of all the old men drinking coffee in this semi-rural area. I can translate the top [...]