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Photos: Gederaf to Khartoum, Whirling Dervishes

This is a photo of a Friday in Sudan. Also, notice no English anywhere. Makes it tough finding anything.

Souq Arabi in Khartoum
Souq Arabi in Khartoum. Basically the market place.

One of the picturesque Mosques in the central area.

Roof top shot
A shot from the roof of the Lokanda.

Bed time
This is your basic Lokanda. Usually beds are drawn out into the central compound as it is too hot to sleep in doors. How many times I would wake up with a bunch of Muslim men surrounding my bed running there hands through my hair? Just kidding. It was really like camping under the stars with a bunch of buddies. They had satellite tv on top so we would watch a movie or a football game, hang out and talk, and then sleep under the stars. Every day at around 3am the clouds would open up and just pour down like buckets. Those that had rooms ran inside. My bed was just inside the over hang so in general I was okay until the wind would change and I would get completely drenched. You would just lay there getting pissed on and then when it would stop you would just go back to sleep. When you woke up, you were dry again just like nothing happened.

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The Halgt Zikr is a branch of the Islamic faith. They are known as the Whirling Dervishes because of the trance like state they enter and often times end up spinning in celebration of Allah.


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