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Can’t get Africa out of the blood! We’re 2 recently retired Australian travelers living near Melbourne (but born in South Africa a long time ago) with the (some say) crazy plan of driving a Land Rover Defender called “Tin Can” from Cape Town to London (hopefully), in around 9 months. As they say “born in Africa, always in your blood”! People say that that all sounds too hard? We will either get: eaten by wild animals catch some horrible disease get kidnapped by Somali pirates but if you think everything in life is too hard, there’s not much you will do? We felt that some more needs doing in the time left allotted. Besides if you don’t take some risks…….

Trip Start: 2012-02-01 Trip End: 2012-11-30 .

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Lithuania

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Vilnius Lithuania   We were blessed with perfect weather of 28*C throughout our all too brief sojourne through Lithuania- but we have to keep moving unfortunately. Sunset over the lake…
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Latvia

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Latvian flag Latvia is obviously a lot poorer and still has much further to move from it’s Communist era days than its neighbours Estonia and Lithuania, but for all that…
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Estonia

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Estonia July 2013 A fairly short ferry trip (21/2 hours) brought us from Helsinki to Talinn Estonia and our first glimpse of the Baltic countries. Talinn “Old Town” on a…
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Finland

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Finland July 2013 There are a few things to be said about the Finns: They speak and write a language which might as well be Ethiopian as far as we…
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Sweden

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Sweden 11th July 2013 Sweden ! We were a little sorry to leave Denmark behind as (in the rain again),we trundled over yet another mighty bridge (the Oresund Bridge between…
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Denmark

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Denmark 25th – 30th June 2013   Well Denmark is a lovely country! The first thing that struck us was how friendly the Danes were and how most of them…
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France- Brittany & Normandy

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France Brittany & Normandy 25 June 2013 Vive la France! Hard to say why, but we love France? Even worth getting slightly “crook” on the overnight Irish Ferry from Rosslare…
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Northern Ireland and Eire

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Ireland 14/6/2013 Fishing boat returning at Dingle Co Galway. Tin Can’s on the water again! After a bit of interest from the coppers and Customs at the Scottish port (more…
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Scotland

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SCOTLAND 2/6/2013 Ayr A Scottish Loch Who can complain about Scottish weather? Everything else about the place is stunning! Besides we are getting used to the cold and occasional wet…
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TURKEY

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Gallipoli 13/9/2012 Kilometres travelled: 30,639 Well the good ship Nikolay Konarev finally loaded our vehicles amongst 65 huge Turkish trucks and set sail for Mersin Turkey at 3.00am in the…

EGYPT

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13/8/12 Aswan Egypt Temperature in shade: 48*C Total KMS travelled so far: 26,328 (No change from the last post as Tin Can remains stuck on a barge in Wadi Halfa…
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SUDAN

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8/8/12 Wadi Halfa Sudan Temperature in shade: 49*C Total KMS travelled so far: 26,328 Wherethefukawe? Well, at last we were about to test all the views from just about anybody…
27/7/12 Gondar Ethiopia KMS travelled 23,156 With Marianne recovering in bed at Paradise Lodge, with little to do the second day I teamed up with a retired Swedish diplomat, Carl Jungen, who was in Arba Minch in an unofficial

Ethiopia # 2

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27/7/12 Gondar Ethiopia KMS travelled 23,156 With Marianne recovering in bed at Paradise Lodge, with little to do the second day I teamed up with a retired Swedish diplomat, Carl…
16/7/12 Arba Minch Total KMS travelled so far: 22,520 ETHIOPIA “You! You! You!” Who knows what silly Westerner first taught Ethiopian kids the word “you”, but that has become the catch cry at high pitch whenever they see a “farange”

ETHIOPIA

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16/7/12 Arba Minch Total KMS travelled so far: 22,520 ETHIOPIA “You! You! You!” Who knows what silly Westerner first taught Ethiopian kids the word “you”, but that has become the…
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KENYA

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5/7/12 Nairobi Kenya Total KMS travelled so far: 20,675 KENYA After dodging more than a few trucks on the road to Eldoret and passing through countryside gradually changing from Uganda…
15/6/12 Mwanza Tanzania Total KMS travelled so far: 18,417 TANZANIA Crossing the Malawi/Tanzanian border at Songwe was relatively painless, but once again we had trouble with acceptance of our European AXA 3rd party insurance cover. After some argument (and Marianne …

Tanzania

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15/6/12 Mwanza Tanzania Total KMS travelled so far: 18,417 TANZANIA Crossing the Malawi/Tanzanian border at Songwe was relatively painless, but once again we had trouble with acceptance of our European…

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