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Zuid Afrika, Zimbabwe, Nederland

Zuid Afrika, Zimbabwe, Nederland

Zimbabwe Terug naar het noorden (a) Jesse is vertrokken, dus hoog tijd voor wat onderhoud. De blog wordt publiceerbaar gemaakt en Dappere Dodo krijgt een beurt; behalve de al voorspelde vervanging van de manchet van de tussenbak zijn er geen extra dingen. We zitten...
Het wilde zuiden

Het wilde zuiden

Na een leuke tijd in Zambia, trekken we weer verder en steken we vandaag bij de Victoriawatervallen de grens over naar Zimbabwe. Na het afronden van de grensformaliteiten aan de Zambiaanse kant rijden we via de oude spoorbrug over de gorge naar het buurland. Vanaf de...
De rook die dondert

De rook die dondert

Ze zijn niet de hoogste ter wereld en ook niet de langste, maar ze zijn wel de grootste ter wereld: de Victoriawatervallen. Op de grens tussen Zambia en Zimbabwe valt de rivier de Zambezi over een breedte van ruim 1700 meter met bulderend geweld de diepte in. Op het...
TRIP 3 – still in harare…

TRIP 3 – still in harare…

04/8/214 I finally go the collect the bike! The process is quite fast actually. First to the office to pay the invoice. Than to the warehouse to collect the bike. Off course the battery is fat. Thanks Hid I have the booster! I connect it and the bike starts at the...
TRIP 3 – Harare

TRIP 3 – Harare

03/07/2014 Harare The day starts early, wake up at 7:30, breakfast , a chat with the owner of Villa Franca residence, reading beside the pool and now at the open commercial center to hang around and sip a coffee waiting for lunch time. The temperature is odd here....
Worth it at Victoria Falls

Worth it at Victoria Falls

We couldn’t get this close to Victoria Falls without making the most of it could we? From our near border campsite last night we took the road first to Zimbabwe, the side from which the views of Victoria Falls are by far the most spectacular. It did mean a marathon...
Chobe

Chobe

Our day pass into Chobe certainly didn’t disappoint. Right from the start there was wildlife everywhere. First were the small herd of warthog, unusually close to the road and slow to run away. Miles and miles of evidence of elephants in the area, with broken tree...
Pick Your Challenge

Pick Your Challenge

This week has presented me with many problems. What to write for you lovely lot being high up there on the list. So as a change, you have got a bit of a brain empty of a post, here it is. I wrote my first attempt on Monday, listing a complicated pile of problems. I...
TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

06/05/2014 The day start with the 18 Km (or 25km ??) to get to Gache Gache Lodge. thanks God I didn’t attempt to get there yesterday night because the road to arrive is nasty as expected but also there are two turn points that I would have surely missed driving...
TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

30/04/2014 Today wake up at 6:00… I spent the night preparing the bags and… I still have too many things… When I finished to charge the motorbike, I suddenly realized that that I would not fit in!! In fact this time I have decided to put the clothes...
TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

TRIP 2 – Zimbabwe

30/04/2014 Today wake up at 6:00… I spent the night preparing the bags and… I still have too many things… When I finished to charge the motorbike, I suddenly realized that that I would not fit in!! In fact this time I have decided to put the clothes...

Afrika

Zimbabwe, juli 2012 Voor de enkeling die het nog niet gehoord heeft: we zijn na 1,5 maand Nederland al weer sinds 11 juni in Afrika, omdat Ineke van de Weerd na de eerste 6 maanden graag de zorg voor Bed&Breakfast IJsselhuys wilde voortzetten. Daar waren we...
Telling people about a mad plan

Telling people about a mad plan

Dogs stinking by the fire, the cat on my lap, reminiscing about a rather tumultuous term in London over a cup of tea, last Christmas was a bonanza of home comforts and it was hard to imagine myself somewhere between Zimbabwe or Botswana in 10 months time… No I haven’t...