Sudan Shopping

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    winter vegetables
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    the tourist section of the souq
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Sudan Shopping

  • Fruit and vegetables

    The best place to buy fruit and vegetables is from the vegetable market or roadside stalls or sellers. the produce will be fresh, delivered that day from the farms. In Sudan small farmers rarely use artificial or chemical fertilizers, so the food is tasty. i like to see the irregular shapes of the vegetables, which are more natural than the rows of...

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  • A Women's Cooperative

    Run by a group of local women, this is an African traditional handicraft shop where you can find tie-dyed shirts and other outfits, beads, crochet work, calabashes, gourds, baskets, and many other items. Don’t miss a visit to this lovely shop!

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  • The Main Shopping Street

    Popular shopping areas are: Gamhouria Avenue, Street 15, New Extension, Khartoum II, Riyadh, Afra Shopping Mall and Omdurman market. The other main shopping areas of Khartoum are located on Gamhouria Avenue and New Extention Street No. 15. Gold and silver jewelry, beads and local handicrafts. Everything is incredibly cheap -- $5-$10 is an...

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  • local crafts

    In Khartoum there are shops selling all sorts of crafts at high prices. Tto get a bargain go instead to any local market and haggle when you see something you like. Items made of straw- hats, baskets and food coversitems made of wood- carved statues, dishesitems made of ostrich feathers- feather dusters, fansitems made of leather or skin- shoes,...

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  • First shopping mall

    This is the first shopping mall in Sudan It is a Turkish venture.Previously there were few shops that could even rate as supermarkets in the western sense. Most shops were small groceries or specialised businesses, with the emphasis on small. The choice of products was limited.Now here was everything under one roof, and satellite shops brought...

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  • Protection against scorpions

    On the market in Dinder Mr. Youssif is selling traditional medicine. He is also offering a powder that is a protection against scorpions. Its a powder wrapped in a piece of paper. As long as you have it in your pocket you will be safe and no scorpion will bite you. To prove this he is having a small scorpion in his hands. The stuff cost 200 SDD...

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  • Souvenirs?

    What to buy in Sudan? Do you think about buying a souvenir typical for Sudan? What is typical for this country? I haven’t seen souvenir shops except a few guys trying to sell self made necklaces, rings and small stone pyramids. Swords from the Mahdi warriors can be found but beside of that …? I haven’t seen anything.

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  • Afra Shopping Centre

    Afra Centre on Airport Road is a Turkish shopping mall. It houses a large supermarket, a Turkish restaurant, shoe and clothes shops, plus a cinema and bowling alley. Certainly the most modern and most posh place in Khartoum!

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  • Buying traditional head gear

    Several of our party wanted to go native and wear the local head cloth called shamagh, instead of a hat, so Michael took us to a stall which sold the lengths of cloth used to tie this cloth. We paid 150 dinar for each cloth, which is around US$6

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  • Looks better on the animal...

    Particularly in the tourist mecca of Omdurman Souk there are countless shops selling all kinds of animal related products. If you're after ivory trinkets, snakeskin shoes or a crocodile rug, this is the place to go, but most people now realise the damage such trade has on the environment and wildlife.Ironically, much of it is actually fake,...

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  • Souvenirs

    So you're in Sudan, the people back home are probably drowning you with questions about what it's like so you need some good things to take back to show them. After a year in Sudan I was getting ready to leave and suddenly realised that I should probably buy some presents for the folks back home. Easier said than done.Probably the best place for...

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