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Namibia 4

Namibia 4

The border dash was fairly uneventful, lots of driving, sadly no Harry as we had finished him around Etosha (we had moved onto the Hobbit which was fine until about chapter 8 where I got lost..). We had two stop overs, one at Oppi Koppi which was free for...
Heimreise, Wiederkommen, Ankommen Teil 1

Heimreise, Wiederkommen, Ankommen Teil 1

Hallo liebe Andreike-Leser.Wir wollten uns mal wieder melden und noch einmal von uns berichten. Nun ist es schon lange her, dass wir wieder da sind und seitdem ist viel passiert. Heute berichten wir euch vom letzten Tag in Afrika und dem ersten in Deutschland. Morgen...
Crossing to Khartoum

Crossing to Khartoum

Previous border crossings had taken some finesse and patience. It seems those crossings were just the warm up for Sudan. We arrived at 7AM and had to fend of money changers and beggars on the Ethiopian side for two hours until Ethiopian customs showed up for work...
Forenji! Forenji!

Forenji! Forenji!

After some cultural enrichment at Lalibela, Shea and I headed toward the Sudan border. We’d heard news of riots in Northern Ethiopia but hadn’t thought much of it. After all, we are young enough to still be invincible. The view from Lalibela. Bubbles on the way down....
Catching up with friends

Catching up with friends

Molly and Tammy left Banff, the start of the Continental Divide Trail, around the first of September. Sometime in August we decided to meet in southwest Montana around September 10.  My new job is busiest from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and there’s no way I...
Namibia 3

Namibia 3

Our next big adventure was into Etosha, or E-toe-Sha as the Americans like to call it, is one of the biggest and most densely populated parks in the world. A bit of history (as the entrance blurb is next to me). Etosha is made up of a pan which was a lake...
Vaga-bonding

Vaga-bonding

Now back in Nairobi, after a two-week bonding session with my brother, it was time to kick back into planning mode for a few days till Shea arrived. Ethiopia was the next country on our hit-list and their website confirmed we would get a visa on arrival. Perfect....
Namibia 2

Namibia 2

Still in Swakobmund we had a day to walk around the town before we went sand boarding the next morning. We went to the aquariums for a bit of education, learning about and seeing the local fish population, there was an underwater tunnel to walk through which was fun.....
Twillingate

Twillingate

As they say –  if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. After camping our first night near Doyle, we started the drive across Newfoundland. First, we made a quick detour to Corner Brook for sushi and to donate Bode’s old bike that...

Vacation from Vacation

The plan was simple. A short drive from Cape Town to Cairo with a small break in the middle to attend a few weddings back home in America. Well, due to some visa complications with the UAE, Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia I basically flew around the world at least once...
Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata

Goodday fellow bloggers, and those loyal to the writings of the ever-talented travelling duo that is Ross and Shea. My name is Shaun, a recently promoted member of Team “JoburgtoScotland” having flown in for a guest appearance during the Uganda-Kenya stint alongside a...
Meat Cove

Meat Cove

Several people had recommended this campsite to us, but Dave got here first and posted a photo on Instagram that led us to skip most of the sites on the East side of Cape Breton and head straight for Meat Cove. Somehow, Bode convinced her parents to let Ava ride with...
great day

great day

Today is a great day for us, we are back in the nothern hemisphere. We have crossed the Equator in Kenya and we have reached our friends at Rainbow in Kampala/Uganda … … and we are travelling since 700 days. Incredible!! Welcome at Rainbow Equator in Kenya...
Red Point

Red Point

Like nearly everywhere we’ve been on the East Coast this summer, Prince Edward Island is jam packed with campers. We made it to Red Point Provincial Park, but had to park in the overflow area for the night. It worked out great for us, as it was a big grassy...
Bay of FUNdy

Bay of FUNdy

A little more than a week ago we made a plan to meet up with fellow traveling families, Adv-o-DnA and Mali Mish. We’d met both last year on our travels to Alaska and were looking forward to catching up with them since we decided to head North instead of South...
Namibia – visit 2 – 1

Namibia – visit 2 – 1

We were in Namibia around lunch time after getting through the border at break neck speed, only having to pay 250N$ for road tax (17N$ to the pound, same exchange rate as SA – both their economies are fairly codependent.. You can even pay in rand in Namibia...
Suiting Up

Suiting Up

After getting passed the equator it was time to start thinking about our planned “gap” in the trip. I had agreed to join Ross with the caveat that I needed to go on a North American wedding tour in July and this seemed to correspond with Ross’s need to renew health...
Botswana

Botswana

Charles and I were excited to be heading to Botswana, the two nights we had spent there coming from Zambia were amazing; lots of wild life, great people; so crossing the border we felt a slight feeling of trepidation! The border was fairly disorganised, much like...