Gedaref, Sudan

  • Date
  • 28 September 2000
  • Lodging
  • Elmotwakil Hotel
  • Distance
  • 160 KM
  • Total
  • 102349 KM

Since Gallabat, the border town where we crossed, has no hotels the local police invited us to stay with them overnight. Before falling asleep last night, I listened to the outside noises shielded only by a shabby screen covering a decaying window and marveled that Paige Parker from Rocky Mount was going to sleep on a paper-thin mattress laid on a wobbly metal bed inside a Sudanese police station. I slept like a babe in the warm, thick air.