Today was a complete rest day In Khartoum. I awoke to the smell of bread and then the hustle and bustle of the city coming alive on the city streets below my room. I ran out to buy fresh yoghurt and a stack of pita and then enjoyed my breakfast on my balcony, watching the sun rise over the city. Christina and I met for a chai at the local “café” – a young lady set up on the street with plastic foot stools and her “table” of tea, coffee, cinnamon, water, mint, and washing things. Ms. Em – you would be proud! She had the most beautiful baby with big fat cheeks and the love for her child was just abundant.
After our morning brew, we went for a run along the Nile and went up to the 17th floor of the Al Fahit hotel to get a good view of the confluence of the blue and White Nile Rivers. The views were incredible from this swanky five star hotel. But, it was very strange to be in such an opulent place and then gaze two blocks away across the river at mud huts. There are many layers to Khartoum.
True to my goal – I am trying a massage in every country! I did enjoy one of the best leg massages ever and took advantage of the spa facilities after for my first hot water shower in three weeks! Enough with slow internet, back to camp and many days of riding.