We do a lot of walking here and especially early on it was a great way to get to know the city, get our bearings and learn to navigate our new “home base”. Sometimes it was out of necessity because a driver was unavailable or we simply didn’t feel like forking out the (sometimes) overpriced amjad fares.
What are amjads, you ask? They are private mini-buses that are used throughout the area — there seem to be thousands of them around just about any time you need one. There are also regular taxicabs, and depending on where you are going the prices may be comparable to amjads. Then there is the public bus system, which will take you pretty much anywhere you want to go for 1 SDG…but I haven’t been quite brave enough or desperate enough to ride it yet….not sure I’d get on the correct bus or get off at the right place!!
The thing I was most surprised about coming to Sudan….which I imagined was mostly desert is how much greenery and flowering plants and bushes that are here! It was a pleasant surprise!