A Sudanese desert landscape like this one doesn’t materialize everyday here at Gadling. Sudan isn’t the easiest country to visit, nor the least expensive. It’s also not the very safest place to spend time as a tourist in the aggregate. Both the US State Department and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise their citizens very generally to at the very least seriously investigate the risks before visiting Sudan.
I don’t mean to make light of any of this in considering this image, snapped by Flickr user Mark Fischer in February in Ash Shamaliyah, Sudan, to be very striking. The contrast of the blue sky against the orange sand is beautifully interrupted by small, lonely buildings.