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ebook now available!

ebook now available!

  The ebook TRAVELS WITH THIMBA is now available for only EUR 8,50! I am proud to announce that the ebook about my Travels with Thimba is now available. A delightful mixture of travelogue and photobook, meant to inspire both the armchair escapist and the would-be...
All’s well that ends well!

All’s well that ends well!

“Traffic police take 100 pounds.” Mazar and I have lunch on a terrace in Aswan with a view of the Nile. There must be tables for at least fifty people, but we are the only guests. The tourist industry in Egypt has completely disintegrated and independent travellers...
Stuck in the desert

Stuck in the desert

Facts: 1. A river has two banks 2. From Dongola to Wadi Halfa along the Nile is approximately 400 km 3. There’s a new road from Dongola to Wadi Halfa 4. After Dongola there’s no bridge to cross the Nile So far so good. The Bradt Guide says: Heading north, the journey...
The pope is waving at me!

The pope is waving at me!

Trigger-happy with a lasergun I’m driving through southern Tanzania, and it’s pretty relaxed. Apart from the odd unexpected pothole to keep you alert, the road is reasonable to good. There’s a speed limit of 50 for the villages, and there are signs, speed bumps, speed...
Movin’ on!

Movin’ on!

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and the first light of a new day hesitantly enters the rooftop tent. I don’t need an alarm clock. Or rather: I don’t need an alarm clock anymore. I can get up when I want, but I like to be outside before the sun rises, see the colours...
Namibia: a photographic update

Namibia: a photographic update

After the adventures in West and Central Africa, Namibia is a vacation. I picked up Mees from Windhoek airport two weeks ago, and we bushcamped, stayed at some very comfortable and some very basic campsites, had oryx and zebra steak for dinner, spotted lots of zebra,...
From Benin to Nigeria

From Benin to Nigeria

Entering Nigeria In 2006 the BBC reported that Nigerian politicians had syphoned off or wasted $ 380 billion, more than the combined aid given to the whole of Africa in the last 40 years (from blog Indlovu). And it is with mixed feelings of anticipation that I leave...

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Independent travel in Africa fascinates many people. Whether they are planning for a trip themselves or just want to enjoy reading about it. I am glad that so many people have found their way to my website, over 25.000 so far. Thank you for your interest in my travels...