Today my cell phone company sent me an unsolicited offer for free French lessons timed to coincide precisely with the period when my French tutor will be out of town.
The new land border crossing between Egypt and Sudan, which I first wrote about just over a year ago, has now been officially opened.
This means the Wadi-Halfa to Abu Simbel route should finally be drivable, with only a short hop on a boat across the lake from Qustul. Continue reading “Egypt-Sudan crossing update 2: official opening”
While installing Sage 50 Accounting, a $450-per-seat finance software developed by one of the world’s largest enterprise software vendors, I couldn’t believe my eyes when it threw this warning that it is incompatible with IPV6:
What a disgrace. I guess I should be grateful that it knows euros?
Eat your heart out, inbox zero.
It only took eight months, but I finally got my own email address. I feel so grown-up now.
All politics are local, and there’s nothing more political than road signs. Here are a few that made me chuckle.
That stretch of washboard gravel logging road sure was one of the cleanest I’ve seen in a while, but I don’t know anyone who’d call it a “highway.” Continue reading “The Perils of the Pacific Coast, Part 2: Folks”
When Ted and I drove by the Stumptown Brewery we saw that something was amiss: parked cars lined the road for hundreds of yards in either direction. We went inside and stumbled on the 11th annual “beer revival,” a celebration of all that is classy and wholesome:
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The journey from Egypt to Sudan had always been a demanding one. For decades the only route from Cairo to Khartoum was via an overpriced ferry on the Lake Nasser. The two governments recently made the wise decision to build an overland route minimizing boat time. Here’s a satellite photo of the civil engineering travesty that ensued: