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Google Street View!

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Back in January 2013 we were in the south of Mexico. We drove from San Cristóbal to the border with Guatemala, and then back up north along the coast to Oaxaca. The day we left San Cristóbal that time, we…

Hoola-hooping in Cuenca and those crazy Peruvian roads

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The first part of this video was at a performance art session that we stumbled across in Cuenca. Next are some photos from roads in Southern Ecuador and Northern Peru. The last bit depicts the 2-day, 10-hour single lane marathon…
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Turkish Car-plight

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What was that bang?The sun was shining, the coastal road empty, we’d even rescued a mother and her puppies from a busy road- the day really was that perfect. Bee-bee choked a little when we left Fethiye but our…
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Getting Around Istanbul

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Geographically it is obvious why Istanbul, with its 14 million people, is considered the second most congested city in the world. The narrow 30km stretch of land, where Istanbul sits, is the central corridor linking Europe to Asia: it is…
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Green-Laning in Greece

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Greece is a huge country criss-crossed with a gravel road network of unpaved tracks covering 75,603km. 4×4 is by far the best way to discover some of its outstanding beauty and with a little planning you can hunker down behind…
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Balkan Bites

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Our foraging foray of South-Eastern Europe began as we crossed into Slovenia. In the capital, Ljubljana, we discovered Žlikrofi; beautifully simple little potato dumplings served with a meat sauce. So proud are the Slovenians of these little ravioli ‘hats’ that…

Het Zwarte Gat

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In de natuurkunde wordt een zwart gat gedefinieerd als een gebied waaruit niets, zelfs het licht, kan ontsnappen vanwege de extreme vervorming van de ruimtetijd door de zwaartekracht van een zeer compacte enorme massa. Nu kan je dat natuurlijk niet…
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Panamericana: Chile – Kolumbien (5.12.14 – 3.2.2015)

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An der Grenze nach Chile werden wir von zweierlei überrascht: eine grosse Baustelle kündigt von der baldigen Asphaltstrasse durch diese wunderschöne, einsame Gegend und neuerdings gibt es die Frucht- und Gemüsekontrolle bereits hier oben und nicht erst in San Pedro…
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Painting Tirana

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Back in 2012 we visited the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, where we watched a film by Anri Sala called ‘Dammi I Colori’. This intriguing film documented former artist and Mayor of Tirana Edi Rama’s controversial…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/trip-4-still-at-jjs">capetosicily</a>:<br />29 dec 2014 Still at JJ’s. I have decided at the last moment, while I was in bed, that I would stay one more day here to rest and relax a bit. Rest and plan for the route. Chris, the owner of Jungle Junction (JJ’s), tells me about Turkana route, which…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=2126&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Still at JJ’s

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Originally posted on capetosicily:29 dec 2014 Still at JJ’s. I have decided at the last moment, while I was in bed, that I would stay one more day here to rest and relax a bit. Rest and plan for…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/trip-4-lions-lodge-taita-hills-to-nairobi">capetosicily</a>:<br />28 Dec 2014 Today I aim to arrive in Nairobi. I didn’t sleep well last night as I have mounted only the interior part of the tent and not the external cover. The result is that in the morning I was cold, the wind was bothering me and the was condensation…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=2083&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Lions Lodge (Taita hills) to Nairobi

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Originally posted on capetosicily:28 Dec 2014 Today I aim to arrive in Nairobi. I didn’t sleep well last night as I have mounted only the interior part of the tent and not the external cover. The result is that…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/1522">capetosicily</a>:<br />27 Dec 2014 I leave the Marangu lodge at 10:30, with the aim to get to Nairobi. The original plan is to take the road that goes around the Kilimanjaro and then go to the boarder post to Kenya. However I change the plan in the way. The Kilimanjaro isn’t visible…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=2047&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Marangu to Taita Hills

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Originally posted on capetosicily:27 Dec 2014 I leave the Marangu lodge at 10:30, with the aim to get to Nairobi. The original plan is to take the road that goes around the Kilimanjaro and then go to the boarder…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/trip-4-mambo-to-marangu">capetosicily</a>:<br />26 dec 2014 Today I will head from Mambo to Marangu. As always I leave late, 10:30… In the morning there’s is a bit of fog in the hills but soon it opens up and the sun come up with all its beauty. I drive to take the “Shortcut” that from…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1887&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Mambo to Marangu

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Originally posted on capetosicily:26 dec 2014 Today I will head from Mambo to Marangu. As always I leave late, 10:30… In the morning there’s is a bit of fog in the hills but soon it opens up and the…
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MEDITERRANEAN Moscow

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As British passport holders we are incredibly privileged to have access to 174 countries and territories around the world either visa-free or with visas on arrival. These stats rate the British passport #1 in the world (tied with Finland, Germany,…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/teip-4-lushoto-to-manbo">capetosicily</a>:<br />25 Dec 2014 The view from Irente View Point is fantastic. After a small breakfast and few pictures, I pack my things and start riding again. The plan is to arrive to Mtae and spend the night at the monastery. Before however I want to go to see the Mazumbai forest,…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1805&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Lushoto to Mambo

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Originally posted on capetosicily:25 Dec 2014 The view from Irente View Point is fantastic. After a small breakfast and few pictures, I pack my things and start riding again. The plan is to arrive to Mtae and spend the…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/trip-4-dar-es-salaam-to-lushoto">capetosicily</a>:<br />24 dec 2014 The day starts at 6:00, and I start to pack the bags on the bike. After a small and basic breakfast, I officially start the trip 4! The hard part is to get out of Dar Es Salaam surroundings… Traffic, smog, people etc… Once that’s done it gets…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1735&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4- Dar Es Salaam to Lushoto

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Originally posted on capetosicily:24 dec 2014 The day starts at 6:00, and I start to pack the bags on the bike. After a small and basic breakfast, I officially start the trip 4! The hard part is to get…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/trip-4-zanzibar/">capetosicily</a>:<br />21 dec 2014 The day in Zanzibar starts late. I couldn’t sleep the last night and I ended up watching the last movie of Nightmares (Freddy) at two am… The result is that I woke up late and I was on the street at 11:00. The stone town is nice and…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1661&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Zanzibar

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Originally posted on capetosicily:21 dec 2014 The day in Zanzibar starts late. I couldn’t sleep the last night and I ended up watching the last movie of Nightmares (Freddy) at two am… The result is that I woke up…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/trip-4-dar-es-salaam-bike-preparation">capetosicily</a>:<br />23 dec 2014 Today I going back to Dar Es Salaam. The ferryboat is nicer than the one I took to come to Zanzibar. After checking in at the econolodge, I went with the driver of the hotel to the KTM shop to check out the bike. Dennis was there and…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1617&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Dar Es Salaam, bike preparation

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Originally posted on capetosicily:23 dec 2014 Today I going back to Dar Es Salaam. The ferryboat is nicer than the one I took to come to Zanzibar. After checking in at the econolodge, I went with the driver of…
Originally posted on <a href="https://capetosicily.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/trip-4-zanzibar-2">capetosicily</a>:<br />22 Dec 2014 Also today I woke up late… and still with the cold… My nose and sinus is torturing me. But the show must go on! In the morning I take the bike and start visiting the medina of the stone town. It is very nice with its labyrinthian streets…<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=capetosicily.wordpress.com&blog=54704977&post=1594&subd=capetosicily&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

TRIP 4 – Zanzibar 2

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Originally posted on capetosicily:22 Dec 2014 Also today I woke up late… and still with the cold… My nose and sinus is torturing me. But the show must go on! In the morning I take the bike and start…

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