It's been over a year since I've written anything but a friend convinced (inspired?) me to keep a record of my travels(shout out to Tomasz!). Why not? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Today I'm flying to Turkey, tomorrow I'll spend the day wandering the streets of Istanbul before flying to Kenya.
After 2 weeks in Kenya I'll be getting a bus to Tanzania, staying there for around a week and then I'll be heading back to Kenya for a couple of days (nothing exciting, just collecting my Kenyan ID card and treating myself to other bureaucratic activities /s).
Here's the plan.
From Kenya I want to get to Egypt without using any air travel. This will take me through Ethiopia and Sudan. Along the way I'll be visiting landmarks and historic sites such as the rock cut churches of Lalibela, Erta Ale (an actual lava lake!), the pyramids of Meroe, the Abu Simbel temples (which I've wanted to see since I was around 10) and of course the pyramids of Giza.
I'll travel from Nairobi to Addis Ababa. Take a series of busses from Addis Ababa to Khartoum. Then I'll follow the Nile north and try to catch a camel train through the Nubian desert as far as Wadi Halfa in northern Sudan (more busses if the whole camel thing doesn't pan out). From there I'll take the Ferry across the border to Aswan and get the train north to Cairo. If I have time I'll hop of the train in Luxor for a few days before continuing on to Cairo but I'll be pretty short on time as it is so I doubt it.
It works in theory.
If it works in theory, it might work in practice. Only one way to find out..
I'll keep you posted.