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Etosha Experience

Etosha Experience

  Mike’s chance encounter with the leopard in the Erongo mountains had left the rest of us excited for some wild animal encounters of our own as we were to head towards Etosha National Park in Northern Namibia that next day. The 300 kilometre drive was slightly...
An Encounter at Erongo

An Encounter at Erongo

Before the past three days, the travelling I had been doing and the trip I was partaking in were two vastly different things. I had imagined a rugged trip in the African wilderness with plenty of dusty campsites, dirty facilities, and close encounters with animals....
4 Guys In Africa!

4 Guys In Africa!

Hey everybody, It’s Antoine at the computer today. I arrived in Windhoek on June 30th and walked through the gates expecting to be greeted by my three fellows travellers. After searching for twenty minutes I realized something was amiss. I called Aaron and despite the...
The Mokoro Expedition! (July 19 & 20)

The Mokoro Expedition! (July 19 & 20)

After a first (great) night at the Old Bridge Backpackers in Maun, Michael, Aaron and me decided to go on a two day mokoro-trip (on a traditional wooden carved canoe) in the Okavongo delta. We were told to get ready to leave the hostel by 7.30 am, so there we were,...
From Windhoek to the Okavango delta!

From Windhoek to the Okavango delta!

On Wednesday July 16th, the four guys pulled out of Windhoek with a new (secondhand) gear box anxious to shake things up with a new country. The car was running superbly as the highway brought us toward Botswana and the border lineups were essentially non-existent. As...
Durban -> Knysna (The Car Arrives!)

Durban -> Knysna (The Car Arrives!)

Durban was a crucial tipping point in our trip. We flew in from Cape Town to get our Land Rover Discovery cleared at the port and to finally get behind the wheel and start. Even though we wanted to officially start the trip from Cape Town, it was significantly cheaper...
Hermanus: Seals, Sharks, and a Whale

Hermanus: Seals, Sharks, and a Whale

Two of us had been in Cape Town for a week so we decided to get out of there and see a little more of the Western Cape. The three of us rented a car at the airport and took the scenic route towards Hermanus. We stayed at the Zoete Inval Traveller’s Lodge. It was a...
A Cape Conquered

A Cape Conquered

Finally, June 16th rolled around – Aaron and Michael made it to Cape Town to kick off the trip! With a short transfer with the Backpacker Bus (280 rand) from the airport to our hostel, the Amber Tree Lodge Backpackers (ATLB) we settled in quickly. The ATLB was quite...
Some Big Changes!

Some Big Changes!

Hey everyone, hopefully your spring is going well and the weather starts to heat up a bit soon!   We’re roughly 2 months away from our departure date and have a few changes to announce: 1.)  We have found a 4th guy to join us on the trip so now our site name doesn’t...
African Soil

African Soil

This coming week I’ll be jaunting around the Baltic Sea to Tallinn, Stockholm, and Copenhagen, so I want to write about my first ever African experience before my absence.  I had the amazing opportunity to stay in Marrakech, Morocco for three days and it was...
Checking In Across the Pond

Checking In Across the Pond

I’m back from the dead folks!  Haaris has been working hard to update the site and I have to admit, I am genuinely impressed.  Hope you all like it.  My time across the ocean, in Helsinki has been flying by and I will quickly say a word or two about the places I’ve...
Some Hot Tunes for the Road

Some Hot Tunes for the Road

Sorry that it has been so long since our last blog post, but Mike has been in Europe  and the two of us are working hard to graduate (not really, but we’ll pretend).   For the nice long drives we’ll be doing, of course we need some great tunes for the  road! Our...
Helsinki Bound

Helsinki Bound

Just posting this blog from a few days back now that I have arrived in Helsinki and have Internet access.  All is well but much to do to prepare for school on Monday. Currently waiting in a real swanky Pearson Airport bar awaiting my flight to Istanbul and the...
Helsinki Bound

Helsinki Bound

Just posting this blog from a few days back now that I have arrived in Helsinki and have Internet access.  All is well but much to do to prepare for school on Monday. Currently waiting in a real swanky Pearson Airport bar awaiting my flight to Istanbul and the...
Piece from the Middle East!

Piece from the Middle East!

It’s been a long week, but it’s been fruitful here in the Middle East. WE HAVE A VEHICLE!!! A beautiful golden Land Rover Discovery 1999! We decided a Discovery would be the best option for a bunch of reasons, availability of spare parts, price, and performance being...
Piece from the Middle East!

Piece from the Middle East!

It’s been a long week, but it’s been fruitful. WE HAVE A VEHICLE!!! A beautiful golden Land Rover Discovery 1999! We decided a Discovery would be the best option for a bunch of reasons, availability of spare parts, price, and performance being a few...
International Driving Permit

International Driving Permit

Today me and my right-hand man, Michael, drove on up to the local CAA store in Sarnia and got ourselves some International Driving Permits – which we’ll be needing to drive our vehicle in many of the countries on the trip.  It only took about 20 minutes...

International Driving Permits

Today me and my right-hand man, Michael, drove on up to the local CAA store in Sarnia and got ourselves some International Driving Permits – which we’ll be needing to drive our vehicle in many of the countries on the trip. It only took about 20 minutes and cost just...