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Two Reunions and Three Goodbyes

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It’s the first time in a long while that we’ve felt an end of sorts to our journey. There was so much reticence – so many nerves – wrapped in coming to North Africa it’s hard to believe that the first leg of this part of the world is coming to an end. Over the course of the past eleven…

Desert Sandstorms, the City of Grit and a Road to Algeria

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It’s our last camp in the northern Sahara and during the night, the wind really picks up leaving any of the sounds we normally hear silenced by it’s steady roar. When we wake, everything is covered in sand. Even the inside of the tent has a fine layer of sand covering everything – including us! The burn in my throat…

The Sahara and a Tent Under African Stars

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The next day is a slow affair – the ride to Douz is short and we plan to take advantage of a late check-out. After a morning catching up on writing and editing images, we load the bikes excited to hit the road that leads into the Sahara. Our destination for the next few nights is the legendary Camping Desert Club –…

Underground Homes, the Northern Desert and the Curse of Matmata

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The road to Matmata begins as many of the roads have on our journey through Tunisia – straight but still beautifully interesting. Increasingly sparse towns are abuzz with activity as every local seems to stand roadside showing off their wares in hopes of a sale. Equally frequent are men in what look like lab-coats standing next to any number of…

The Ruins of El Jem, a Man and his Oasis in Ellouza

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Our destination for the night is El Kahena, a hotel and campsite just outside of Ellouza, a small town about half-way between Sousse and Sfax. The route begins to feel more distant from anything we’ve ridden with long straight roads taking us along open stretches of landscape heavily dotted with brush, olive trees and cacti holding their large spiky paddles…

Sufetula and the Long Road to Kairouan

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With a long day on the road ahead of us, Nita and I want to get an early start and it’s not hard to get out of bed. All night my dreams have been invaded by a plague of six and eight legged critters running across various body body parts and, when I awake, I find that I’m not alone…

A Warm Sun, Quiet Beaches and New Friends

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Our time in Hammamet is beautifully relaxing. Granted it’s not a representation of the Tunisia that exists to the south but it’s a great place for us to get ready for the coming days and our journey ahead. Our friend Koray from Nice has sent us a note letting us know that the French government has just issued a travel…

A Ferry to Africa

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The nerves start setting in about five hours before the ferry is set to depart from Palermo. For an extra €30 the hotel has let us stay in the room until 6pm which allows us some time to try and relax without having to contend with lugging bags around, storing them and hoping everything is returned just as we left…

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’…

Europa en Tunesië

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Na een tussenstop in Epinal (Frankrijk) en een klein dorpje ten zuiden van Milaan zijn we maandagmiddag aangekomen in de buurt van Genua. De auto loopt als een zonnetje en met 90km/h op de rechterbaan is eigenlijk helemaal niet zo slecht. Helaas was het mooie weer waar we op gehoopt hadden ver te zoeken en hebben we op in 2…

Africa in sight

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We have now been on the road for about a week and a half. Things are going well: the car is performing outstandingly and we are making good progress on our journey through Europeto North-Africa. Since my last post, we reached the south of Italy from where we were to take a ferry from Villa San Giovanni, on the tip of…