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48 Hours in Sudan 2018: Pyramids, Dervishes, and UNESCO Sites!

48 Hours in Sudan

After having explored most of the Middle Eastern countries reachable within a short flight from Dubai, we just had to do one last unexpected trip before saying goodbye to the UAE - so we picked exploring the Sudan with our friends!

A short non-stop Flydubai flight away, Sudan is home to many pyramids (more than Egypt, fact!), welcoming people, unique traditions and unbelievable raw beauty.

A true gem and yet-to-be-discovered off the beaten path destination, Sudan has so much to offer for a quick escape from the UAE, that you’ve probably never even heard about let alone dreamed of visiting.

48 Hours in Sudan | Day 1: Market, Sudan Museum and Dervish Ceremony

After a convenient 4-hour Flydubai flight from Dubai arriving in Khartoum at 10pm (no time to waste!), we received a warm welcome at the Khartoum International Airport by our tour company driver, who brought us to our hotel for the first night, the Acropole.

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Currency: Sudanese Pound
Language: Arabic
Time change: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Best time to visit: October-April
Dress Code: Conservative
Alcohol: Sudan is a completely dry country - do not bring any alcohol in!

We started our 48 Hours in Sudan with an early visit to the bustling Friday market at the center of Khartoum. Food, clothes, even kitchen appliances were displayed, and the atmosphere was truly incredible. We felt totally in sync with the ambiance, and not completely as out of place as we could have imagined.

Make sure to not film or take pictures too much though, as locals don’t particularly like it, understandably. Unlike so many markets or souqs around the world that we have visited, there was no being bothered, hassled or barked at, everyone was just living their lives and we were so happy to just observe. Such is the case in a country with such few tourists.

We then visiting Omdurman, the old capital of Sudan, the Mahdi’s tomb and the Khalifa’s house, we headed to the Sudanese National Museum, home of many beautiful objects and two full temples rescued by UNESCO and moved from the Lake Nasser area, when it was flooded by the water.

As we do with most trips, we pulled a classic Jeff and Anne, barely researching anything before going, so it was a great start to our trip getting to know a little bit better the country we were in. Some people prefer to travel after exhaustive research into where they are going, we like to do the complete opposite, just show up and discover what is around us as it happens.

Around 4pm each Friday, a very unique Dervish ceremony takes place, near the tomb of the sufi leader Ahmed al Nil. The Dervishes ceremony gathers women, men and children together every week to pray, dance and sing together in one of the largest cemeteries in Khartoum, outside of a small mosque. We were lucky enough to be warmly welcomed around the prayers.

Not far from here there is an interesting site of petrified wood, an ancient forest with hundreds of huge trunks strewn out completely in the middle of a vast desert with little explanation. Later on we reached the necropolis of Nuri. After a little walk among these ancient ruins, we stumbled upon the pyramid of Pharaoh Taharqa dominating high above the the others. After the visit we reached our beautiful Nubian Rest-House, located just at the foot of the Jebel Barkal, with the small town of Karima situated nearby. We ate some delicious food, took a hot shower to get rid of the dust and passed out.

48 Hours in Sudan | Day 2: Jebel Barkal and Meroe Pyramids
After a delicious breakfast at the Rest-House, we headed over to visit the Jebel Barkal area. A landmark in the Nubian Desert, the Jebel Barkal can be seen from a few dozen kilometres whilst still in the open desert.

A huge rock mountain in the middle of desolate sand a few hundred meters from the banks of the River Nile.

At the foot of this wonderful and isolated red sandstone mountain, considered holy since the ancient times, there is a big temple, dedicated to the Pharaohs of the New Reign and to their patron, Amon. Amon's ancient Pure Mountain, the Olympus of the Nubians, was the religious Nubian heart for more than 1000 years.

The Jebel Barkal archaeological sites are on the World Heritage list and the royal necropolis of the ancient city of Napata, the Nubian capital before the Meroitic period, had a large number of pyramids, located in three different places: few hundred metres north of Jebel Barkal; a dozen kilometres southwards from the holy mountain, in El Kurru; in Nuri...

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A country in North Africa

Sudan, officially the Republic of Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest.

It houses 37 million people and occupies a total area of 1,861,484 square kilometers, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English. The capital is Khartoum, located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile. The history of Sudan goes back to the Pharaonic period, witnessing the kingdom of Kerma, the subsequent rule of the Egyptian New Kingdom and the rise of the kingdom of Kush, which would in turn control Egypt itself for nearly a century.

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Capital of Sudan

Khartoum or Khartum is the capital and largest city of Sudan. The city is also the capital of the state of Khartoum.

It is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Ethiopia.

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SUDAN // A Travel Vlog

THIS IS SO LATE

I literally filmed and edited this video in the summer of 2016, and here I am uploading it in the middle of fall. Nonetheless, this video means a lot to me. I was originally just filming to record memories of being with my family who I haven't seen in half a decade, but then I realized how many good shots there were, and now here it is on YouTube. AHHH MY SECOND EVER VIDEO THIS IS SO EXCITING!! Anyways, enjoy a glimpse into my summer trip in Sudan. It's one I'll never forget.


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A country in North Africa

South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa.

It gained independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011, making it the most recent sovereign state with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba.

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Sexy day with SUDANESE YOUTH on the beach ????????SUDAN

It was great warm afternoon so I took camera and headed to Tuti island to swim. As usually I was open, and met and spent awesome time with Sudanse youth. Check out how I find them.

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He's THE MAN of SUDAN!

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I'm so thankful that Mazin has been showing me around his country of Sudan! This guy is a jack of all trades -- a serial entrepreneur, managing 5 restaurants in Khartoum, while also being the founder of @VisiSudan and the #1 Sudanese travel video maker online.

He is inviting anyone reading this to visit his amazing country of Sudan and his team will be your tour guides! I can personally attest that you will have a life changing experience, as this country is a hidden gem and as good as it gets!

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What Can $10 Get You in BURKINA FASO?

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Burkina Faso is a small, landlocked country in West Africa that I've had the pleasure of exploring over the last few days.

Join me in my 20th episode of my $10 series to see how many things I could get for just $10 USD! Have you ever been to Burkina Faso? Please comment below, as many people don't know about this country and I want to hear anything you have to say about Burkina Faso!

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Beautiful Tuti island and wedding in KHARTOUM ????????SUDAN

Weekends in Khartoum can get busy. Take a look how I spent one of them in the beautiful capital of Sudan. I visited Tuti island and sudanese wedding.

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Sudan - Daily life in Port Sudan

Port Sudan is the main Red Sea port city of Sudan. We start our visit at the busy bus station, we visite the lively market and shops around it. We see how locals relax at the corniche in the afternoon and after dark.

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Why I Don't Like This Country ????????

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While I constantly try to find the positives in every place I visit, there are few places that I just simply didn't enjoy.

The country of Brunei is one of them.

I went to Brunei back in 2014, three years before I made videos, but my negative experiences in the country have stuck in my mind ever since. That, combined with its absurd human rights laws such as stoning to death LGBT members, I was pushed to make this video.

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Arriving in Juba, South Sudan

Glimpses of South Sudan: Landing at Juba, capital of South Sudan, the youngest country.

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What Can $10 Get in LAGOS, NIGERIA? (craziest city)

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HELLO FROM LAGOS, NIGERIA -- COUNTRY #175!! ???????? I truly had a lot of fun making this video inside Africa's craziest and most populated city. Did you know that over 20 million people are living in Lagos?! It is hands down one of the most hectic, chaotic and vibrant places I've ever been with a LOT of stories to tell. I'm overwhelmed.

My local friend and YouTuber named Tayo (his channel linked below) has been taking me all around his bustling city and we've had an absolute blast together. Surprisingly, this was one of the hardest videos I've ever made because it's REALLY challenging to shoot content on these streets. People don't like being on the camera here and they make a huge commotion in the streets and ask for money (etc) whenever they see it from a distance.

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TALLEST HUMANS on Earth (South Sudan)

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THIS IS CRAZY!! Sorry Dutch people, you are not the tallest in the world. Not even close! You guys will not believe how tall the people are in South Sudan! Like EVERYONE on the streets is well over 6 feet tall, and many over 7 feet! It's one of the most unbelievable features of mankind that I've ever seen anywhere on this planet.

If you enjoyed this video and this story, please share it with your friends! South Sudan can benefit from any positive attention as it's gone through rough times.

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The Forgotten PYRAMIDS OF SUDAN (better than Egypt)

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WOWOW - TODAY WAS A TOP 10 TRAVEL DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.

I made it to SUDAN, country #173 and one that I've long desired to visit for many reasons, but none more than to see the ancient (forgotten) pyramids. There are more pyramids (200+) in this tiny section of Sudan than in all of Egypt, and they are just as old and impressive!

My Sudanese friends and I took a camel ride to explore around the area and we were the only ones around. Not another soul in sight.

If you ask me, this experience was about 10X more enjoyable than the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, which is now flooded by tour bus after bus. Add this place to your list!

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