February

(Click here for SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember or January's photos)

Sudan  

Leaving Khartoum with an Italian tourer Andrea and a local escort 

A typical Sudanese tea lady


Being put up for the night in one of the village huts complete with beds and tea


Changing scenery in Sudan away from the north west desert  



Ethiopia   

Pepsi pit stops tend to draw a crowd of curious locals 



9,000km and our first rain in three months 



 Cycling up in to the Ethiopian highlands

 


Beer gardens and castles in Gondar


 

 
 


Traditional villages 




 

Sitting amongst the Gelada baboons and stunning views of the Simien mountains  



Gelada baboon 




Weird and wonderful Ethiopian scenery



 

Big bird 



Max's 30th - before and after DIY chicken dinner 


Cake, balloons and family visits - a far more civilised birthday for Emily 


 

 

Local shepherds who slept outside our tent to guard us from 'teeth' (we assumed they meant thiefs)


 Emily supporting the local economy by paying children in biscuits to push her up hills

Taking a well deserved rest up one of Ethiopia's endless mountain climbs 



 

A local priest 


The lake monasteries of Bahir Dar 


Pilgrims arriving for a funeral 



 

Making hay while the sun shines


 

One of the few secluded spots we found to camp - although our breakfast preparations were watched by at least 6 locals and a herd of cows 



The local staple injera (pancake type thing) served with shiro (a kind of bean paste)





Every cycle tourers arch enemy: child herders - whose local sport is to pelt cycle tourers with stones to cries of "you you you!"



 

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