I have a visa to visit Sudan. After all the previous steps, the last was surprisingly easy. We left a little past 7am and took the metro to Sudan Embassy. Traffic on metro was lighter than normal and this was especially noticable walking to the Embassy. Today is Coptic Christmas and apparently a holiday for many and perhaps also holiday where official government offices are closed.
Sudan is an Islamic Republic and we were there 30 minutes before normal visa processing. However it looked like the office might be closed today as well. Fortunately the three armed guards standing outside took up our cause and kept knocking until someone came out. We explained the situation and embassy official found stack of completed passports, looked to find mine and handed it back. Most importantly it has new visa attached. Yeah!
This errand completed left us plenty of time for a day trip to Alexandria. I’ll describe in separate post.