In my last post I asked what readers wanted to see more of. At the top of the list was more photographs.
An excellent choice, as I’ve recently been reviewing my raw images from the road. And no other month in my life was more eye-opening than the one I spent trundling through the sun-baked deserts, Nile-side hamlets and roasting savannahs of Sudan, from Egypt in the north to Ethiopia in the south-east.
The country features heavily in my upcoming book, and also in the film that’s nearing completion — not so much for its own sake, but because it was the setting for such a spread of personal experiences. The Middle East had been rich in distractions. In contrast, Sudan provided solitude and thinking time by the bucketload.
If you liked these pictures, you’ll probably enjoy reading about the crossing of the Nubian desert, as I wrote about it from an internet cafe in Dongola at the time.