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Malawi 3

Malawi 3

Mzuzu immigration was an experience in itself, having been told multiple stories of waiting times, the overall thought was it wouldn’t take too long but we arrived to huge queues. There were at least 100 people all standing in a vague line along the corridor,...
The Third Musketeer

The Third Musketeer

After a day or two of recovery I was back on my feet and we were off north to collect April from the airport in Lilongwe. In addition to the usual scattering of roadblocks, we were waved down by a friendly Police officer who we soon realized was attempting to hitch...
Mount Malaria

Mount Malaria

After a super few days at Cape Maclear we intended to rise early and hit the road for Mount Mulanje for a few days of mountain hiking. Ross had not been feeling well starting the night before and because he had been paranoid about malaria since we left Gaborone he...
Malawi 2

Malawi 2

We had a quick stopover in Mzuzu to stock up on food and cash, the best bit being you go to shoprite and these men come up to you selling you veg at half the price of the supermarket. They give you a list of what they have, you go in and get the other bits and by the...
Monkeying Around

Monkeying Around

After some great game viewing in South Luangwa the time came to leave Zambia. We found a great lunch spot on the way out, recommended to us by a Petrol attendant. Baobab Cuisine treated us to a distinctly local lunch of chicken, beans and pap with a side of rape. A...
Malawi 1

Malawi 1

Leaving the Zambian side of the border was incredibly easy, we were in and out in under 10 minutes.. The immigration and customs both knew what they were doing and pointed us to the Malawian customs. Again this was straight forward, and we managed a very jammy...

Onwards from here..

In my last blog I wrote we had a lot of decisions to make in the upcoming days.. Our plans have changed so many times already, countries we want to visit, time and the order we visit them due to costs and route restraints. Money is sadly also becoming a...
Two Amazing Weeks in Brazil

Two Amazing Weeks in Brazil

After leaving the Pantanal we drove 900 kms to the town of Atibaia near the city of São Paulo. It took us two full days to make the drive through the agricultural heartland of Brazil. There are no campgrounds along that route, but there are truck stops (called...
Oostkust, Lesotho en Karoo (2015-05)

Oostkust, Lesotho en Karoo (2015-05)

Einde van het kookplaatdrama We zijn weer een aantal dagen bij Ronald, nu om de kookplaat te vervangen. We vinden een gaskookplaat en gasflessen die passen in de beschikbare ruimte alsof ze ervoor gemaakt zijn. Omdat we niet het materiaal kunnen krijgen dat in...

Racen met Bromsnor

De agent in het wit gesteven overhemd heeft ons middels een ferm handgebaar naar de greppel van de dirt-road verwezen. Geroutineerd overhandigt Marijn al onze papieren; paspoorten, rijbewijs, verzekeringsbewijs en carnet de passage. Als gebruikelijk wachten we het...

Een Keulse reis met Abi en Peter Pumpkin

Als je maar lang genoeg door Afrika rijdt wordt alles gewoon. Koeien op de weg, levensgevaarlijke gaten, stalletje na stalletje met exact dezelfde waren. Je rijdt er voorbij zonder het op te merken. De zinloze praatjes met politie- en douanemedewerkers over Arjen...

Cuthbert’s ‘Old’ Updates

14 February 2015 – loads of new pics added under the new page: Cuthbert’s Favourite Galleries with lots of new gallery compilations of photos from our favourite places. 5 February 2015 – new page added for our (very) short stay in Moz. Click on the...

Noordwaarts / going north

Al ruim een maand reisden we min of meer van west naar (noord)oost door Zuidelijk Afrika. Dat was met name te merken aan de tijdstippen van zonsopkomst en zonsondergang die steeds vroeger werden waardoor ons ritme ook steeds verder naar een vroeger tijdstip...