By Stanley Stewart

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As a guest of journeys by Design, Stanley Stuart writes of his time in Sudan for Conde Nast Traveller.

Traversing a desert of pyramids by camel, crossing the Nile and through the town of Old Dongola into yet another desert, Stanley encounters people who seemed to reflect their environment well: a desert Nomad, with ancient and weathered skin, a colossal matriarch of Old Dongola with gold teeth and a camel herder, determined to palm off his ‘beauty’ of a camel for 20,000 Sudanese pounds. Stanley, at the end of the piece declares that although he came in search of the desert, what he had found were people.

Journeys by Design’s managing director, Will Jones, spent part of his childhood in Sudan with his father, who worked for the world food aid programme and the rest of his family. If you’re interested in a trip to Sudan, please get in touch with one of our destination specialists, who would be happy to help.

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