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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...
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...
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....
Johannesburg wir kommen…

Johannesburg wir kommen…

Die letzten drei Wochen waren eine echte Zerreißprobe und unsere Nerven lagen mehr als einmal blank. Nun sitzen wir am Flughafen in Accra und warten auf unseren Nachtflug nach Nairobi. Von dort aus geht es weiter nach Johannesburg und dann endlich ins geliebte...
Ship Ahoy!

Ship Ahoy!

Here it is at last… our home for the next 4-5 weeks! Grimaldi’s Grande Nigeria is on its way into Hamburg tonight and we’re joining it in the morning for our ‘Grand Voyage’ to Montevideo. Hurrah! Over the last 3 weeks we’ve done a quick wiz around UK to say farewell...
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...
HONDURAS

HONDURAS

Another day another border Okay, so the guys loitering at the border may look a bit dodgy, what with their wasted eyes, gold-capped teeth and menacing air. This is Honduras, after all, a country where it doesn’t always pay to read the section on SECURITY ADVICE AND...

Malaria in Kameroen

De brug over de rivier bij de grensovergang Ekok/ Kameroen is 200 meter lang en erg smal. De politie probeert het ‘verkeer’ op de brug een beetje te regelen…door te zwaaien naar de andere kant van de brug. Zo komen er een paar auto’s van Kameroen over de brug naar...
From Benin to Nigeria

From Benin to Nigeria

Entering Nigeria In 2006 the BBC reported that Nigerian politicians had syphoned off or wasted $ 380 billion, more than the combined aid given to the whole of Africa in the last 40 years (from blog Indlovu). And it is with mixed feelings of anticipation that I leave...
Togo / Benin / Nigeria

Togo / Benin / Nigeria

Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε όλες τις φωτογραφίες! Τι κόλλημα κι αυτό να μην θέλει κανείς να τον τραβήξω φωτογραφία; Καθώς περνούσαμε τα σύνορα μπαίνοντας στο Τόγκο, αντίκρισα μια βέσπα τόσο τσίλικη, τόσο περιποιημένη, με τα αυτοκολλητάκια της, με τα “Thank you Jesus”...
Off-roading in Nigeria!

Off-roading in Nigeria!

Θέλοντας να αποφύγουμε τον κεντρικό δρόμο από Μπενίν προς Νιγηρία, προτιμώντας να περάσουμε από ένα πιο ήσυχο πέρασμα στη χώρα για την οποία είχαμε ακούσει τόσες ιστορίες τρόμου, πέσαμε πάνω σε αυτό… Έναν δρόμο που σε κάποια σημεία απλά δεν υπήρχε κι έπρεπε...
Wamkelekile

Wamkelekile

Het is zover; na maandenlange voorbereidingen was het afgelopen zondag d-day. Pino staat al een tijdje op de boot (en dobbert nu waarschijnlijk ergens rond voor de kust van Nigeria), van alle vriendjes en vriendinnetjes op de creche is afscheid genomen, Marleen heeft...
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...

A reality check

This weekend we have been reminded yet again how volatile Africa is. As I am writing my journal entry, the authorities in Nigeria have found 10 unexploded bombs in Kano in northern Nigeria, where an attack by suicide bombers 3 days ago killed 185 people. A sobering...
Miniature Africa

Miniature Africa

Day 120-122: West-Africa’s worst roadCameroon has it all; desert, savanna, rainforests, beaches and volcano’s. It’s like a miniature Africa and we have been looking forward to it all trip, especially after Nigeria! The road from the border of Nigeria to...

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