Black markets seem to be an integral part of human existence. Supply and demand trumps all. The authorities (rightly or wrongly) ban a commodity for which there is demand and the profit incentive will drive entrepreneurs to find a way to supply it. The punishment or consequences for participation in these illicit activities dictates how … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Khartoum
Leaving Khartoum? Where Are Your Papers?
This was supposed to be in the “Photo Of The Day” category, but the title would have been too clumsy to tack “Photo Of The Day” in front of it. So, surprise! This is a Photo Of The Day… Actually, it’s going to be a bit more than that because an explanation is needed. It … Continue reading
Visiting Sudan – Pictures and Scenes of Khartoum
Before even trying to get into Sudan, make sure you have your visas in order and give yourself plenty of time to get them. The Sudanese visas proved to be the most difficult and time-consuming visas that my Italian interpreter and I have yet obtained – and we have been to a lot of weird … Continue reading
The Whirling Dervishes Of Khartoum, Sudan
Something really not to miss around Khartoum is the gathering of the Whirling Dervishes at the Hamed al Nil mosque every Friday until the sun goes down. This Sufi order gathers together in the cemetery around the mosque to sing, chant and whirl in the dust wearing colorful patchwork clothes. Everyone stands in a huge … Continue reading