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Khartoum - any advice?? by Gerty on 31 December 2002 1:32pm

I am due to visit Khartoum at the end of the year, I have never been before and I am interestead to hear any experiences. I can't seem to find any travel guides!


Re: Khartoum - any advice?? by sparhawk on 20 January 2003 8:16pm
When are you going? I spent 6 months in Sudan during 2002 and thoroughly enjoyed the place, especially Khartoum. The people are friendly and the whole place has an air of the world just passing by.
Re: Khartoum - any advice?? by Gerty on 23 January 2003 8:09pm
I should think I will be there around November or December, sounds like a great place, do you know how I can find out more about Khartoum? Books or websites?
Re: Khartoum - any advice?? by sparhawk on 5 February 2003 3:53pm
To be honest, I have never seen much of interest on the web or in books. There are a couple of sites on the web which tell you a little, but nothing fantastic and not necesarily true to life.
Try and go to the Holiday Villa hotel on the riverbank (not far from the Hilton). It is an old colonial type place, grandiose in its time, but now the paint is peeling a little etc and it is as though it is just fading slowly into history.
Trying to find people to guide you round is not easy. There is a small clique who use the Pickwick Club in the British Embassy. If you can get an invite there on a thursday night, you can meet all sorts of people who can tell you all sorts of things.
The main souk is very busy, but only run of the mill things. There are a couple of gift shops for souveneirs, but they don't have such a great range. There is a big out of town souk, open air, which sells all sorts of things. Can't remember what days to go though.
Best of luck !

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