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6th Wedding – Córdoba, Argentina

6th Wedding – Córdoba, Argentina

[[The story of this wedding of Juan and Belén started humble – we had some problems finding a wedding in Argentina, because it was already April, the fall was coming and temperatures dropped together with the wedding season. We sent 45 e-mails to different...
Congo

Congo

Arriving at the border post Mandy said to us that on her iOverlander app it had been marked as a notoriously tricky border with bribes being asked at every opportunity. To get our passports stamped we had to wait a while, whilst us girls were waiting the boys went to...
Nigeria to Cameroon

Nigeria to Cameroon

The Afi Mountain Drill Ranch was our next point of call. This was somewhere I was truly looking forward to seeing as we had been told it was a must! We left Calabar to make our way North to the mountains. The road was filled with pot holes which made the drive slow...
Cameroon

Cameroon

Leaving Nigeria and moving onto Cameroon was an interesting morning.. Arriving at the first immigration check point Charles, Mwandy and Rob were informed that our visas had expired previously and we were illegally in the country. The officer told us to carry on...
Nigeria (2)

Nigeria (2)

We left Lagos at 7.30am after a final breakfast of tea (with milk) and toast! We had decided to head out early to avoid the notorious Lagos traffic however we got out with no problem. Our plan had been to drive as far as we could till about 2pm then spend time finding...
Shi Shi Beach

Shi Shi Beach

The Mali Mish gang ended up at the same spot, so the pack of summer Alaska travelers continues to slowly make their way south down the coast. We took off for Shi Shi Beach with a big recommendation from our friends Jim and Jen. It did not disappoint. I’m pretty...
Driving on our own through Australia!

Driving on our own through Australia!

With the trip well underway, we were given the opportunity to drive on our own along the East coast of Australia.  This took us through many small towns, beaches and sights to see.  We slept at some fun places, saw some interesting animals and ended up in Melbourne...
Nigeria

Nigeria

We woke up at the crack of dawn, 5am! To leave the lovely Songhai hotel to make our way to the Nigerian border. We decided we would avoid the notoriously bad Seme border and try the next crossing slightly north at the Igolo town in Benin. We were nervous to cross as...
Nigeria – Lagos

Nigeria – Lagos

After a rather scathing commentary on Benin our last port of call before the boarder was Porto Novo. We had three days left before we wanted to cross so we decided to stay south. Arriving in Porto Novo there was no where to camp so we decided to consult the Lonely...
Togo to Benin

Togo to Benin

We spent another couple of days enjoying the beach and our new found traveller friends. We decided for our last night, we would get a roaring fire going and whip out the Dutch ovens to enjoy a stew with everyone. So we went to our local vegetable stall and...
Benin

Benin

The drive to the Benin boarder was very simple and didn’t take very long. Getting our documents stamped was easy, as well as getting the passe vant… They still looked blankly at the carnet.We had decided to head to Cotonou straight away because we wanted...
Kameroen; van alles wat

Kameroen; van alles wat

Op de brug over de ‘Cross river’ moeten we stoppen. Eerst naar een dame van het Ministerie van Gezondheid die onze vaccinatieboekjes controleert en onze temperatuur opneemt (ivm de Ebola). Bij de politiepost ernaast noteren ze allerlei gegevens over ons....
Burkina Faso to Togo

Burkina Faso to Togo

The border was once again an easy affair after figuring out what we needed to do and where we needed to go. We were told we had come through the wrong entrance, so the police officer directed to the correct building. An orange large building with zero signs. Very...
Southern Burkina and Togo

Southern Burkina and Togo

After our change of plan we decided to travel to Nazinga national park in the hope to see elephants. Driving there took a long time, mainly, as I wrote in the last blog, due to police checks. They were fine every time they stopped us, chatting about what had...
The Friendly Ghost Town

The Friendly Ghost Town

After about two weeks in Canada, we decided to go to Alaska again. But first, some breakfast. After showers and some internet, we met up with our Mali Mish friends at a cafe in Stewart, B.C. with an impressive toaster and tea pot collections. Stewart and Hyder are...
The Characters we Meet

The Characters we Meet

One of our very favorite parts of travel is the characters we meet along the way; all interesting, all with their own story. Only a couple of weeks into our road trip and our days and memories are already full of enough fascinating folks to write a book about. In San...
Benin; the door of no return

Benin; the door of no return

Bij de douane van Benin gaat het allemaal heel relaxed. De beambte is continu aan de telefoon, terwijl hij alles met de hand invult en ondertussen zijn belevenissen van de vorige avond aan collega’s vertelt. Je moet echt geen haast hebben hoor. Als het papierwerk...

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