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Highlights of the long way down part 1 – Europe to Egypt

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It took us five months and 25,000 kilometres to reach South-Africa. We travelled through some rough terrain, had our share of setbacks and met some very interesting people. In this three-part series we will take you back to some highlights of this journey, while we prepare for ‘the long way up’ along Africa’s west coast.
‘The start of our journey’…

Libië II (kort stukje)

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Onze laatste dag in Libië, we hebben nog geprobeerd of we er niet een dagje aan konden plakken door bij het laatste super de luxe hotel te vragen of we een nacht mochten kamperen op de parkeerplaats, maar dit is helaas niet mogelijk. We vertrekken dus richting de grens van Egypte. We gooien onze dieseltank net voor de grens nog…

Libië

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Daar was dan de dag waar wel al een tijdje met gemengde gevoelens naar hebben uitgekeken; op 5 mei zijn we grens met Libië overgestoken. Het land heeft iets meer dan een jaar geleden een enorme verandering gekend met het onvrijwillig aftreden van de grote leider; kolonel Ghadaffi.  Er zijn al lange tijd geen visa voor toeristen uitgegeven maar via…

Post-war syndrome hospitable Libya

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We arrived in the Tunisian border town of Ben Guardane in the late afternoon on the 4th of May. We had been travelling around Tunisia for several days, and enjoyed the culture, hospitality and diverselandscapes. We visited a Ksar (berber village), the Roman colosseum at El Jem and met many friendly people along the way. Ben Guerdane was a typical…

Departure on Sunday 22 April

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It’s busy this week, very busy! We’re planning to leave on Sunday the 22nd of April, so a lot needs to happen before then. On Monday we applied for our visas for Libya, for which the paperwork has been very professionally handled by Libya Travel & Tours. We also dealt with some minor electrical problems with the car at Beek Classic Wire in Houten.…

Graduate, prepare & drive (through Libya)

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We are not on our way yet, but our route is now clear: we’ll drive to Italy, take the ferry to Tunisia, and then go through Libya to Egypt. This means that in a few weeks time we hope to travel through the French Rivièra and the Italian boot on our way to Trapani, from where we’ll cross to Tunis (Tunisia).…