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More Texas Projects

More Texas Projects

We drove back to Texas to wrap up a few more bus projects, a few more doctor visits and a little more time with friends and family. The bus list is endless, but there was one major goal that wasn’t on the bus list: get dad’s convertible running and take it...
Namibia 3, Etosha NP!

Namibia 3, Etosha NP!

We headed into Grootfontein where we could stock up on supplies and finally buy Rob a cheap phone as he had lost his in Senegal. It was about time he got one and they had a good one on offer. Grootfontein seemed like a really nice town, but we didn’t hang around...
Italy

Italy

3/1999 & 12/2009 & 11/2010 Italy has been a getaway for me for almost all of my trips to Europe or West Africa. So I have visited this beautiful country more than four times. However I have managed to cover a different part every time. In 1999 I covered North...
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...
Nigeria & Cameroon

Nigeria & Cameroon

​Before leaving Nigeria, after receiving our Cameroonian visas at the extremely efficient Calabar consulate, there was one place we had heard of that we wanted to visit – the Drill Sanctuary. Drills are one of the most endangered primates in Africa, and...
Nigeria!

Nigeria!

​ We circled around and finished our loop of Togo and Benin with a few days in Lome and a few in Cotonou, whilst camping on the beach. One night, we drove off to a nice restaurant we’d heard of, and I jumped into the back. It was dark but I noticed...
Ghana & Benin

Ghana & Benin

​With a heavy heart we left the elephants of Mole and headed off after a morning walking safari. It was a long drive to Accra but we wanted to get there to apply for our Angolan visa. It takes at least five days for an Angolan visa and they only accept...
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...
Cote D’Ivoire & Ghana

Cote D’Ivoire & Ghana

We spent a couple of days on different beaches along the Atlantic coast, including Assinie, Jacqueville & Grand Bassam. The sea is ferocious, to the extent that one night I woke a dozen times thinking the car was being broken into as the crashes were just so loud....
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...