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Mali, een land waar de noodtoestand heerst

Mali, een land waar de noodtoestand heerst

Als we in Mali aankomen, valt ons op hoe vriendelijk de politie en de douane is. Er hangt ook een relaxte sfeer. Als je het reisadvies van Buitenlandse Zaken leest dan krijg je een totaal ander beeld. Van verschillende mensen kregen we dan ook bezorgde berichtjes toen...
Adieu Senegal!

Adieu Senegal!

Rond het middaguur zijn we terug in Senegal. Om van de Gambia naar Mali te reizen, moeten we namelijk weer even een stukje door Senegal. Bij de grens gaat het makkelijk, alleen hebben we even wat moeite om in het Frans uit te leggen dat ons carnet nog niet...
Back in Ethiopia at last!

Back in Ethiopia at last!

It is only ten months ago that we left Ethiopia: On the 15th January 2015 we flew back to Germany after volunteering in the kindergarten in Adigrat. The hospitality of all the people we met in Adigrat and the deep friendships that evolved from these contacts after...
MALI: MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST

MALI: MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST

Christmas Eve in Bamako was disorientating; the heat and the dust, the call of the muezzin echoing over the city. Some places, the odd cafe, restaurant and shop, displayed strips of tinsel and garish-coloured balls. Out in the street Santa Claus appeared in the guise...
TRIBUTE TO THE DEFENDER

TRIBUTE TO THE DEFENDER

THE LAND ROVER 110 COUNTY, SOUTHERN ALGERIA (October 1988). TWO YEARS LATER THE MODEL BECAME THE LAND ROVER DEFENDER. We rise early to catch the dawn; volcanic plugs creep from the darkness, their distinctive forms deflecting the sunlight, casting long shadows over...
The McCarthy Return Trip

The McCarthy Return Trip

It finally came time to drop off Bob for a shuttle back to Anchorage. There are a few of these services around Alaska and this one happened to pick up in Gelenallen. Not exactly a destination, but a good place to get caught up on laundry, wifi, groceries, showers,...
Mali, Bamako, Sleeping Camel

Mali, Bamako, Sleeping Camel

We wanted to make what we hear. Have been nearly two weeks in Mali and it is much more, though nothing spectacular happened. Did you get a visa for Nigeria and Ghana, two of which visas are really hard to come by. Was only with much palaver, and back and forth is...
Lobo completou 250.000km!

Lobo completou 250.000km!

Dia 28 de julho de 2015 nosso querido e guerreiro Lobo da Estrada completou 250.000km. A quilometragem talvez nem seja tanta, mas o currículo desse Land Rover nesses 250.000km torna-o único e especial. Vejam: Marca Land Rover; Modelo Defender 130, motor diesel 300Tdi,...
Moose

Moose

After seeing no animals (except the sled dog team) in Denali, we pulled back out to the Parks Highway. Just outside the park, this momma moose and her two babies were just standing by the side of the road posing for photos.     Adv-O-dna had arranged a meet up...
Mali

Mali

Επιτέλους φτάσαμε στο Bamako! Μετά από ένα μακρύ ταξίδι εννέα ημερών στο δρόμο, μετά από 8 νύχτες ελεύθερου κάμπινγκ σε δάση, χωράφια, ποτάμια και βουνά, μετά από 1520 χιλιόμετρα, φτάσαμε στον προορισμό μας! Ήταν οι πιο έντονες, οι πιο περιπετειώδεις, οι πιο αληθινές...
No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

by Ana, Romania pics courtesy to Ana’s mum. Romanian version to come soon. It may not shelter us from the humming storm and it may break sometimes in the middle of a swamp, but when we’re keen to go off the beaten track, the bike is our tool of choice. It sure did the...
Trying to be a carpenter

Trying to be a carpenter

So, this week the seamstress tried her hand at carpentry – with guidance! Overall, I did OK. My project: to create one of the wooden drawers for the second level of our drawer system. Hubby had very kindly already cut all the pieces I needed, I just needed to drill...

OK Inn Burkina!

Thursday 24th to Friday 25th February 2012 Ougadougou. The next morning we rejoined the pink dusty road to cross into Burkina Faso. The border posts on both sides were spread out, but easy to find as they were all along the same road. At Koro the Malian officals were...
One last wild camp in Mali

One last wild camp in Mali

Wednesday 22nd Thursday 24th February 2012 Djenne, Bankass. Luke was up before sunrise to photograph the mosque before the Harmattan Haze settled in. I took a little longer to emerge from our rooftent, so met him in the square in time to see Djenne waking up. Talibe...
Trekking Dogon Country

Trekking Dogon Country

Dogon Country Wednesday 8th to 13th February 2012 Segou, Somadogou, Bandiougou, Bandigara, Djiguibombo, Kani Kombole, Kane Bozo, Teli, Ende, Indelu, Begnimato, The next morning we set off for Segou after giving Bluebelle’s innards a good wash. We had gathered so...