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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 Peters generosity , great…

“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 calculation error ,…

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 juice , plump with pulp , flavour…

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 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…

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…

Our last day in Kenya

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Today was truly the first of a serious of marathon driving days as we head north apace. According to our map leaving Isiolo this morning we should have said goodbye to good tarmac and been travelling entirely on rough dirt…

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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.…

An equatorial milestone

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Leaving JJs today held the prospect of a special excitement – the fourth key point in our circumnavigation was achieved: the second crossing of the equator. We stopped by the equator marker and took some photos before succumbing to buying…

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…

More from JJs

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After our emotive visit to the Kibera on Thursday life in JJs returned to ‘normal’. Paul divided his time between his work for SAS, in particular working with web designers and setting up events for the coming months, and giving…

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…