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The old new road to Sudan

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Scorched, arid, barren, there aren’t enough words in the thesaurus to describe the Nubian desert. It’s very hot, very hot, and there aren’t many trees to hide under. If there is a tree, it’s usually already occupied by a camel.…

Heading west >>> ……..

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Day 135 – S: We had decided to go to Donabate as Lesley had so enjoyed meeting with the ladies last Thursday for a couple of hours doing their various crafts. I would visit the library for that time. We…

Let’s go walkabout …..

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Day 132 – L: One of those lazy days….. Triona was already up and out by the time we got up so we did not see them last night or this morning. Triona left us porridge again so we enjoyed…

You did what?!

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  And so at 5.30am we dutifully began eating our cinnamon breadsticks with creamed feta as our hosts grinned at us waiting for our response. Put on the goat pastrami they gesture next… YUM, that I can tell you, is…

On to Lusk …….

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Day 129 – L: Ow, the feet are aching……… This morning we decided to go for a walk along the cliffs on the seashore. We set out after breakfast and buying a few, not such healthy, snacks from the little…

The long road home

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It’s only been four years since I lived in Arusha, but driving back through the horrendous traffic that quickly gives way to donkeys and stray dogs as we passed through the slums to reach foodwatershelter, it felt like a decade.…

Out and about in Donabate …….

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Day 126 – All the ladies birthdays today – God bless you all. Wishing Penny, Pam R and Little Zoe. Love you lots. Xxxx L: Another beautiful summer’s day in Ireland. Nearly 10 days here and still not one rainy…

Into the green meadows …….

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Day 123 – BTW – we heard later that the German school children that were so badly behaved at Avalon House – put a hole through the wall in the one dorm, how, we don’t know? L: We’re on our…

Alexandria

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  They say the English invented bureaucracy, and Egyptians perfected it. Luckily, the latter are also extremely helpful, as the meander of government buildings and bureaus, translators and happy stampings are as complex as their ancient hieroglyphics… Thank Allah for…

Hunting Hyenas

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There seems to be a pattern that’s developed over the course of the past few months and it goes something like this. We make a plan. Some part of that plan (usually Sid) breaks down and so we pop the…

Make a new plan, Sam …..

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Day 120 – Seriously 120…… L: I passed out so early last night so now I am wide awake at 5am, and hungry!! Nothing to snack on up here though. A young guy joined us last night. Johannes from Germany.…

Hookey’s Adventure

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After the long descent from the top of the escarpment down into South Luangwa National Park it was a relief to come across the very remote northern park entry gate. We pulled up in a cloud of dust surrounded by…

Kurentovanje

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For the last 54 years the people of Ptuj in Slovenia have been celebrating the end of winter with a festival called Kurentovanje. The 11-day rite of spring and fertility is most likely connected to Slovene mythology and Slavic Paganism.…

The first of many delays

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So we are still in France, until Saturday. This is the culmination of many frustrations largely to do with a VERY challenging shipping agent called SeaKargo. Note to any future crazy Africa Drivers, DO NOT use them! The car was…

Emerald Isle …….

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Day 117 – L: I was awake at 3 am with two guys sitting under the umbrella in the rain having a full meeting for an hour until I got up and asked them to go up on the deck.…

BELIZE

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Hey, Mon! 16th August: Undoubtedly, Belize is a curios outpost: one of the greatest culture shocks we’ve encountered on this journey. Latin America has all of a sudden vanished. Entering immigration you can surely be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived…

Out of Africa ……..

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Day 114 – L: Brrrrr, I was really cold this morning. We got up fairly early and came to have breakfast. There was no power in camp so no toast, only bread and everything that could be done on the…

The countdown ……

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Day 111 – Happy Birthday, Garron :-)) S: We had breakfast and sat up on the deck waiting for the sun to shine. Our mattresses in the dome tent are a bit damp after so much rain so we will…

Please permit ….

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Day 108 – L: So, now I realise that I am clearly not as young as I thought. The thin mattress that we were supplied with (Steve’s was thicker, though he offered to swop with me), was too flat on…

Van Malawi via Zambia naar Botswana

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Het laatste stuk Malawi We waren gewaarschuwd dat de camping op Cape Maclear lawaaierig zou zijn, maar we vinden het  juist wel gezellig en blijven daarom nog maar een dag. We zien hier meer overlanders dan op enige andere camping…

The Ultimate Travel Company

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So our trip is now fully funded and ready and raring to go! This is largely thanks to a few very special people and companies who have agreed to sponsor us. This means we really can go and see all…

TRIP 3- Pemba to Pangane (Guludo)

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15/08/2014  Today I have to leave Il Pirata to keep going north. I am a bit sad to leave but I really need to move on. At 8:00 I am on the bike and after a long stop at pemba…

The car contained …….

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Day 105 – L: And everything worked, what a pleasure. We slept well with the air-con working, the fan on and the mozzie net around the bed as there are a lot of mosquitos here at the moment as it…

Full Circle

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It turns out that our southerly orientation was to be short lived and although full of adventure as always, within 5 days it managed to bring us full circle and back to Lilongwe almost a month to the day since…

Beach break ….

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Day 103 – S: I fell asleep, fully clothed, as soon as I lay on the bed. L: That was 8pm, but I woke him up to get him to get unchanged, but the rest of the night we were…

More fun in Monte Verde

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During our second full day in the cloud forest we visited another reserve. This one had hiking trails and several suspension bridges. The bridges kept things interesting for Quinn and we had a great hike. That evening Lisa arranged for…

Mombasa bound ……

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Day 101 – L: Oh no, what happened, the blow-up mattress is flat – not the best way to wake up, tee hee. We had breakfast and chatted to Phil from Germany and Cotra from Estonia, both of whom are…