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The pope is waving at me!

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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…

An illegal in Zambia

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With sweat on my forehead I wake up in the middle of the night. I dreamt that I was in Zambia without a visa. Oh well, dreams, you know. In the morning I check my passport, just to make sure.…

The photos from Lubumbashi

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Πάρτε μια μικρή γεύση από Λουμπουμπάσι (φωτογραφίες). Filed under: Νέα Tagged: 2013, 2014, adventure, africa, around, Around the world on a Vespa, brazzaville, Club, congo, Democratic, Douala, DRC, drift, Elpa, ghost, gogos, greece, HD, honda, Αφρική, Βέσπα, ΕΛΠΑ, Ελληνική κοινότητα…

Google Earth

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My wake up call sounded spot on at 4h40 my pick up to be 5h10 and off I set in the morning darkness to see Luxor by flight . The moon full my fifth on the trip I think ,  …

Luxurious Luxor

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After a good nights rest , I woke to a picture perfect morning , indulged with the array of vanities at my disposal and then down to breakfast to complete the  extravagance with pastries , fresh coffee , a fluffy…

Town of tourist ghosts

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I booked into the Philae hotel in Aswan , the staff a total delight from the outset , I could not get into hot shower fast enough , scrub , rinse , scrub , rinse , I was turning pink…

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…

The dreamliner

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I woke up early with both excitement and anticipation for the crossing into Egypt , I was to meet Mazaar later in the morning to hopefully load Victoria and I on the same ferry  , as well  as process all…

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…

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…

Stay Eat Do in Malawi

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  CHITIMBA TO STAY AND EAT: Chitimba Camp is one of the only real camps for a stop on the road between the middle and north of Lake Malawi. It’s positioned slightly back from the lake and has a grass…

Zambia

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε όλες τις φωτογραφίες απ’ τη Lusaka! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε όλες τις φωτογραφίες απ’ το Livingstone! Πως περνά έτσι ο καιρός εδώ στην Αφρική, ακόμα δεν μπορώ να το χωνέψω! Πριν λίγες μέρες γύρισα…

The Desert

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Leaving Khartoum was very difficult , it was so nice being in Peters home and out of the daily routine of pack and travel . I spent 5 nights being treated like royalty , nothing was to much and between…

“Do you have Ebola?”

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“You cannot enter South-Africa with your dog.” Even with a formal exit permit from the Namibian state vet, I dreaded the border with South Africa. They don’t allow the importation of pets accross land borders, only at Cape Town or…

Soaking up The Sudan

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We left for The Sudan after a restless night , I was worried about the time it would take to firstly get to the border , secondly how long the crossing would take and lastly would I make it up…

Utopia or just Ethiopia .

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The ride to Addis would take two days , a whole lot of traffic mixed with roads and rain to the city that is wrapped in mountains .  As I came into Addis the GPS decided to develop a route…

Why I like Ethiopia

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I love the intensity with which Ethiopians greet , the handshake , the  way they lean in  and shoulders touch . The coffee , the best in the world by all measures  no matter where you have it. The fresh…

TRIP 3 – Masasi to Dar es Salaam

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20/08/2014 Today I woke up at 4:30 and at 5:30 I was on the bike ready to ride. The village was already full of life. the fire was burning in each hut or house, the smoke was quietly laying on…

TRIP 3 – Guludo Lodge

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16, 17, 18 Aug 2014 Guludo lodge is one of those places where you want to be with your partner. It is a lodge managed by locals, with the support of one European, in a pristine place. There are not…

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…

Cultures , Coffee and CHAT .

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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…

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…

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…

Sights & Sounds of Ethiopia

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Before we left camp this morning Paul secured the water reservoir with cable ties but decided not to remove he broken turret on the promise of ‘good tar all the way to Addis’. The crossing into Ethiopia this morning took…

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…