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Reunited!

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After three weeks in England following Landy’s progress on the shipping tracking websites we flew back out to Istanbul to be reunited. A last minute delay in his leaving Port…

Port Sudan

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Port Sudan is hot hot hot, but then we are here at the hottest time of year. Just as in Khartoum and elsewhere everyone is polite and friendly and it’s…

Nubian mechanics

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Not keen to hang around late with the cockroaches we were on the road pretty quick this morning. Having skipped breakfast we stopped as soon as we could for a…

Tourist cockroaches

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Today’s drive out towards Port Sudan first took us past the Meroe Pyramids. We noticed lots of shredded tyres decorating the roadside and a few small shrubs or trees but…

Khartoum

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It turned out to be a good thing that we arrived a day early because we found out today that everything is closed on a Friday and we would not…

Muddy waters and strong coffee

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In daylight this morning, the border area looked as muddy as it had felt last night. We found out later that there has been an exceptional wet season which accounts…
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Lush green lands

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After leaving Addis Ababa a couple of days ago we immediately noticed a change in landscape – northern Ethiopia is much more open farmland and today we continued to enjoy…
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Blue Nile Gorge

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This morning started with an unscheduled delay while we investigated some more mechanical problems: the clutch not engaging properly, which has been happening since we left Nairobi, and a new…

Road Improvements

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The roadworks continued. This really is a massive road building programme all the way from central Kenya. The new road is being forged through villages all along the way, almost…
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Our last day in Kenya

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Today was truly the first of a serious of marathon driving days as we head north apace. According to our map leaving Isiolo this morning we should have said goodbye…
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An equatorial milestone

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Leaving JJs today held the prospect of a special excitement – the fourth key point in our circumnavigation was achieved: the second crossing of the equator. We stopped by the…
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More from JJs

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After our emotive visit to the Kibera on Thursday life in JJs returned to ‘normal’. Paul divided his time between his work for SAS, in particular working with web designers…
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Slum life

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When were still in California way back in early 2011 we met up with the San Diego based Secret Car Club.  Club members Will and Carly Headaphol invited us to…

The Hardest Part of Travelling

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The bit we will soon be facing http://thoughtcatalog.com/kellie-donnelly/2014/07/the-hardest-part-about-traveling-no-one-talks-about/  …
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Nairobi – Jungle Junction

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We have been carrying US$ for the purpose of crossing African borders as often the visa fees need to be paid in dollars. However we have found a problem in…
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A day in the Serengeti

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After a peaceful start to the morning we braved the melee of people coming in and out of the park gate and headed north towards the border with Kenya. We’ve…

After Paradise

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We left Paradise camp in time to reach the Ngorongoro Crater National Park in the Serengeti. Getting passes to enter the park is a little confusing! First you have to…
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Paradise Found

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After late leaving Singida we headed north towards the Ngorongoro Crater Park and the Serengeti. There were few campsites or places to stay marked along our route but we had…

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