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The 200 kilometres to Harar took just over 4 hours to navigate  the  roads ,  highland winds twists and turns . We arrived in this ancient walled city where I was going to experience a way of life frozen in time , blended…

H 2 H via Chiro

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After three relaxing days in the lake town of Hawassa it was time to move on to the ancient city of Harar in the East of the country , a ride that would take me two days to cover the close to…

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…

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…

TRIP 3 – near Pemba

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13 th and 14th Aug 2014 The lodge Il Pirata is very nice and Carlo and Susanna, the owners very nice people.  I spent two days relaxing, trying to learn kite surf, fishing,  etc… One thing that impressed me is…

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11/08/2014 Today I wok up early and at 5:00 am  I was at the meeting point at the beach ready for a great day fishing. I brouht with me all the riggign needed to fish game fishes and I want…

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10/08/2014 Today we all go to visit the “fortaleza”, the fortress built by the portuguese to defend the island. In fzct ilha has been an important place during the Portuguese colonisation.  the fortress is beautucul, well conceived both logistically and…

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09/08/2014 Well, today wake up at 5:00 in the morning. I had breakfast with 5 bananas I bought yesterday at the market and I am ready to leave at 6:00 am! The first time in the hystory of the travel.…

TRIP 3- malawi to mozambique

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08/08/2014 I woke up at 5:30 today, the bike is ready with all the luggages on. In fact I have charged all the night before and asked the night guard to keep an eye on it. I go to have…

Heading for Hawassa

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Leaving Yabello , I had been warned that the road all the way up to Hawassa was under construction , so I was up early to get a good start . I rode to the fuel station next to the…

A view from the top

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This blog is proving to be the hardest to write so far, not for lack of content but simply because I keep getting distracted. And can you really blame me? This simple little eco-lodge has completely changed our plans for…

Etosha Experience

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  Mike’s chance encounter with the leopard in the Erongo mountains had left the rest of us excited for some wild animal encounters of our own as we were to head towards Etosha National Park in Northern Namibia that next…

Great Gazelle …..

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Day 95 – Women’s Day in South Africa and a very Happy Birthday to my cousin, Yvonne and to my old pal, Ann, now in Australia – God bless you all, Ladies xx. S: We got up fairly early, I…

Heading south ….

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Day 93 – L: Once again we slept well at Haile Resort in Awassa. We woke early and decided that we may as well get ready as it was another long day’s drive as there is not much in the…

Moyale Magic

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Still basking in the after glow ,  recovering from post traumatic road disorder and having  found  a hotel , that not only is the biggest in the whole of Moyale , which of course makes it very easy to find , but is  clean…

A post from Archers

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After a night of tossing and turning , with the next couple of days riding plaguing my mind , I was up and off on my way to Archers Post ,  the starting point of what has been dubbed ” hell…

TRIP 3 – from Tete to Malawi

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06/08/2014 Today wake up at 6:00, rich breakfast and I am on the bike at 8:00! A record for me!!! I leave Tete and head straight toward the border forgetting to take a picture of the Tete bridge over the…

TRIP 3 – still in harare…

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04/8/214 I finally go the collect the bike! The process is quite fast actually. First to the office to pay the invoice. Than to the warehouse to collect the bike. Off course the battery is fat. Thanks Hid I have…

Movin’ on!

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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…

Rider from the storm

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The last couple of days have been those long and only satisfying after a hot shower days , spent on the road . The weather has changed dramatically from what I have been used to while riding cross country to…

TRIP 3 – Harare

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03/07/2014 Harare The day starts early, wake up at 7:30, breakfast , a chat with the owner of Villa Franca residence, reading beside the pool and now at the open commercial center to hang around and sip a coffee waiting for…

Time to ride

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My passport arrived back from South Africa this morning , so it is now official I have all I need to travel non stop and non direct to Italy , so Kenya we are on our way. I just realised Victoria and…

Changing tack ….

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Day 87 – L: 4am in the morning and it is pouring!!! The sound on the roof is amazing, brings back memories of my childhood when we had a corrugated iron roof. Maybe that is why I love rain. We…