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Olie, diamanten en verdwenen koffiekopjes

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We zijn benieuwd naar het Angola dat wij alleen kennen van de televisiebeelden uit onze jeugd. Beelden van een geteisterd land vanwege een ruim dertig jaar aanhoudende en zinloze burger oorlog. Maar het is gelukkig al twaalf jaar rustig. Langs…

How to look like a granny in less than half an hour (Angola)

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Driving the few kilometres to the Angolan border felt like hours. We were stuck in heavy truck traffic which crept up and down the hills on a muddy piste. Once in a while we were rewarded by views over the…

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…

Teenslippers

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Onderweg richting de kust zien we hoe de dorpen van riet gedekte hutten plaats hebben gemaakt voor dorpen waarvan de vierkante huizen bestaan uit betonblokken en golfplaten (ook foeilelijk blauwe) daken. De dorpen zien er nu rommelig en armoedig uit,…

An Angolan enclave, a wicked town and many children (Cabinda & DRC)

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The border crossing was a breeze on the Congolese side, we exchanged some money and entered the highly modern Angolan border complex. We did not really know where our passports went in between but eventually got them back already processed.…

Loads of rain, a broken arm and a very long night (Republic of Congo)

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A border post with a locked gate and no one but some chicken around is always a good sign. Things are being taken in a relaxed manner. After a few minutes a guy on a scooter arrived to fill all…

Rainforests, hospitals and 150 mosquitos (Gabon)

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In the morning we replaced a lost rubber at one of the Landy’s front shock absorbers which turned out to be far more complicated than on a Land Cruiser and required the use of an oil filter wrench. During that…

Rundu in the bundu …

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Day 24 - L: Morning came after a fairly comfortable night with a few lumps in the old mattress, but everything was clean so we slept alright, but I had another dream about being in a spider’s web and woke…

Funny Zyl …..

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Day 15 - S: We try to not see anything in a bad light, but trying to sleep last night was a real challenge. Our lodge seems to be in the middle of a crossroads and right next to the…

R&R

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We’ve taken a bit of a break this last week. The Okavango River Camp proved the ideal spot. Once the Easter crowds had gone it turned out to be a very quiet and pleasant camp. The squirrels scurried around, not…

Eerste deel van de route / First part of the route (september – october 2014)

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The route through Africa is starting to get. Slowly taking shape As is known, we start the journey in Cape Town Province after which we head north through the Western Cape. North of Springbok, we cross the border into Namibia…