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iZulu Orphan Project Update

iZulu Orphan Project Update

Here is an update letter from the IOP (iZulu Orphan Project) founder, Kate Bain. Please have a read to see where exactly your donations are going and what it is exactly that they have recently achieved. They are doing some amazing work and really put your kind...

Turkey – Well not much of it…

Gemma: After having three parts of Beefy break down on us in Europe, and all of the touristy things we have done so far costing lots of pennies, we decided the best plan of action was to plough on through Turkey, straight down to Mersin (the port at the other side) in...

Hints and Tips for Overlanders

Gemma: Now we know ourselves, when you are planning this kind of epic adventure everyone has different advice for you. We have tried to listen to as many people as possible and take some with a pinch of salt, an so far we seem to be getting along fine! Here’s  a list...
GREECE

GREECE

Bryn: Rolling off the Ferry, we decided to head straight to Athens, but we took the scenic route along the coast instead of the long boring motorway. It was an amazing drive! The beaches are beautiful, so we stopped every now and then for a quick dip. The temperature...
ITALY – Rome

ITALY – Rome

Bryn: What a place! After driving down a road full of working gals, (which was weird because it was still in the afternoon) we found a campsite called Tiber. The swimming pool was a sight for sore eyes, I could literally see the steam raise from the pool water as it...
And next to Italy… Ciao!

And next to Italy… Ciao!

So what have 2 Do Africa been upto? … To start with the thing we seemed to be doing the most on this trip is unpacking, re packing, and then packing again however I think we now have everything where we need it and don’t have to take out box after box just to make a...
And we’re off…

And we’re off…

Bryn: So the 16th of July, our launch day, was full of mixed emotions. There were tears of happiness, excitement and sadness. The date had finally arrived for Gem and I to set sails and leave for the adventure of our lives! This has been years of dreaming and planning...
Getting Greasy!

Getting Greasy!

Bryn: At first, a simple task like changing the tire on Beefy the Landy seemed like a daunting task. You just don’t know what you don’t know! I’ve spent the last year since we bought the 110 basically studying the mechanics through ‘The Haynes Manual,’ hours of...

2 Weeks to go…

Ok so lots to talk about, sorry we’ve been so quiet as I’m sure you can guess we haven’t had time to blink never mind get round to updating our blog. We have been busy writing articles for press, filling in form after form for the Carnet, researching kit requirements...
Update Time :)

Update Time :)

Gemma: Hi all, just wanted to give you a quick update on what’s going on and what’s new. Firstly, I’ve had a Birthday and I’m now 26 and feeling rather old, thankfully we have been that busy I haven’t had too much time to dwell on it! We have been route planning,...

Route solution

It looks like Gem may have found a way for us to get into Africa! Well done babe! She found a website of a kiwi couple that are doing the same trip and faced similar route issues. They found a ferry in Athens which goes to the coast of Israel! So it looks like this...

Route worries and shipping

So right now we’re in a position whereby we’re struggling to plan a route to get into Africa. As said before, we were originally looking at catching a ferry from Italy across to Tunisia, and then drive east through Libya, into Egypt. For obvious safety reasons it’s...
Turning into HQ

Turning into HQ

We have decided it’s about time to turn our house into planning trip HQ. We have started by dedicating a whole wall to maps in the interest of trying to ferret out some kind of route into Egypt, using Michelin Maps 741,745 and 746 covering the whole of Africa. Trip...
Beefy’s Orange

Beefy’s Orange

Beefy, encase you didn’t know, is our beloved Landy. Beefy has already been to Africa and back with two guys doing a trip called To Hell And Back. Now that we are taking him back to Africa, I wanted to smarten him up a bit. So after lots of scrubbing and cleaning away...