New year in the Sudanese desert was a very dry experience in multiple ways. Nevertheless it was lots of fun. I went with Mary and Christoph (my former flatmate from Zurich) who arrived on the 30th and Fatima (a Sudanese friend of mine) and her sister tocamp at the pyramids of Meroe. In the morning we looked at the pyramids and after lunch we visited Naqa on the way back to Khartoum. We eventually arrived in Khartoum in the evening, exhausted and sandy, but happy.