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Antarctica update 2014

As there was an overland vehicle involved this season as well, I thought I should do a write up on the main events in this year’s Antarctic season. We arrived back home in Norway mid September, and after about four weeks spent with families and friends, we...

Things to do after an overland trip

Hi All, We’ve been off-line for a while, but are now back in Norway after a great couple of months on the Antarctic continent. Malin was part of the shut-down crew this season, and they flew out on the 11th of February. I’ve been in Norway for a couple of weeks...

Waiting for weather

Hei! Thanks so much for all Your comments! We haven’t been very active online lately, and we’ll probably be relatively quiet for the next couple of months too. Right now we’re stuck in Punta Arenas, Chile, waiting for a weather window in Antarctica...

Norway – home at last

Dear friends, fellow overlanders, and all readers, This post has been looming in the distance for some time now. But no matter how hard we’ve tried to postpone this part, the time has come. The arrival home, and the final trip report from the unURBAN Adventure through...

Euro-drive

Europe is full of interesting places to see, and it is extremely hard to choose a few. As we have now chosen the route along the Adriatic coast, one stop gave itself: Dubrovnik in Croatia. In August most tourist destinations are packed with people, but hey, it’s now...

Back in Europe – Greece & Albania

As you’ve seen from our border crossing / shipping post, we made it to Europe and Greece. And even if Israel in some ways felt quite European, arriving in Greece definitely took the edge of the adventure level. We quickly decided to skip the “easy” route involving a...

Shipping from Israel to Greece

Coming up the east coast of Africa there are at the moment very limited options for finding your way to Europe without container shipping. The ferry that used to run from Egypt has been canceled, and the other routes from Egypt through Libya or east via Syria are...
Israel and the Golan Heights

Israel and the Golan Heights

Arriving in Jerusalem on a Thursday, the hostel we had planned to stay in was fully booked. As we were sitting in the parking lot behind the hostel, the parking lot owner offered to help us searching the internet on his cell phone for another place to stay. While...
Arrived safely in Israel

Arrived safely in Israel

It is strange how different the feeling can be for two places just a few hundred meters apart. The Sinai Peninsula is considered dangerous, and most governments around the world have travel warnings for this area. A couple of hundred meters across the border to...
Taba in Egypt to Eilat in Israel

Taba in Egypt to Eilat in Israel

Crossing the border to Israel is another one of the infamous border crossings in Africa. Many travelers have told us about hours and hours of questioning and waiting. Some even say that they don’t even want to try as chances for getting a visa is slim. Some...
Leaving Egypt

Leaving Egypt

    Warning: This blog post has a lot of details, might seem a bit confusing, going back and forth between things, but that it how the last two weeks in Egypt felt like for me. We followed the news closely, looked into many different shipping and border...

Sudan to Egypt on Lake Nasser

Usually we post the border crossing info only on our unurban.no website, but this one was kind of different. It also turned out that we have a new record in time to get the car into a country. USA with 7 days is now down to second place… The Sudan – Egypt crossing...

And then we arrived in Egypt

Somehow we did not read or pick up on the announced demonstration on the 30th of June in Egypt before we arrived in Aswan. As we talked with people in town, we realized quickly that something was going on. The whole process of crossing the border from Sudan to Egypt...

Nubian Pyramids

The road from Khartoum to the border of Egypt is not as remote as it used to be. Both the direct route from Khartoum to Dongola and the route along the Nile are now new modern highways. Locals told me it is possible to drive from Wadi Halfa to Khartoum in one very...

Sudan

All the travelers we have met on this continent have told us Sudan has the friendliest people in Africa. We were looking forward to meet the people in Sudan, and we were curious about the country since most of what we read about Sudan in the media is bad news. The...

The Simian Mountains

The Simian Mountains was one of the first must-see places on our list when we started planning for Africa. Many overlanders have discussed back and forth if this area is safe to visit, but apparently all are believe this is a magical place. For a long time, however,...

Northern Ethiopia

Before I start writing this blog I would like to write short about the Ethiopian salaries and also the cost level in Ethiopia. During our stay this is level of salaries we have been told about: a small scale farmer maybe make 500 birr (26 USD) a month, a security...

Lalibela and the road north

Our first stop going north from Addis Ababa was Lalibela. In Lalibela you find one of those rare historical sites in the world that you struggle to believe even if you are staring right at it. The roch hewn churches in Lalibela are carved out of solid rock, and there...

Visa waiting in Addis Ababa

Our stay in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, turned out to last a little bit longer than we had planned. The visa we were told could just be “collected” at the embassy actually took us 10 days to process. Good thing we’re not on a two weeks holiday… Fortunately,...

Southern Ethiopia

After a long day on the Marsabit Moyale road and then doing the border crossing from Kenya to Ethiopia it was time to call it a day. Our first night in Ethiopia was spent in a hotel 1, 5 km from the border. There we were also served out first Ethiopian meal, grilled...

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