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“The Procedure”

Bij het binnenrijden van Israël reden we na maanden ook weer de moderne “westerse” wereld binnen. Je zou denken dat je daarmee de moeilijke en duistere grensovergangen achter de rug hebt maar niets is minder waar. De grensovergang van Jordanië naar Israël...

Nairobi

Roofdieren zaten er niet in het Hell’s Gate National Park dus mocht je er ook fietsen en na ruim 15.000km in de auto vonden wij dat een strak plan! En leuk is het zeker om op je fietsje langs zebra’s, giraffen en impala’s te rijden.. We sliepen twee...
Jerusalem A Glow

Jerusalem A Glow

After a lazy start and a breakfast that would make Marie Antoinette blush I followed the signs towards Beer Sheva en route to the city of Jerusalem.   The ride up through the Negev desert was a warm welcome to Israel , the drivers cautious , using signals not...
Egypt to Eilat

Egypt to Eilat

It was time to  move on again , the streets of Dahab even more disserted  than usual , the morning air cool , the sun still hiding behind some of the buildings , I packed the last few smalls onto Victoria . We rode out and into the Sinai , with the mountains on both...
Out of Africa or not ?

Out of Africa or not ?

The ride started early and within no time I was riding through the town of Suez in search of the tunnel that would take me across to the Sinai , and to the road that would lead to Sharm El Sheikh. I felt that I  needed to get 440 kilometres done to reach our...
WAS “PAKAL THE GREAT” REALLY AN ALIEN?

WAS “PAKAL THE GREAT” REALLY AN ALIEN?

THE TEMPLE OF INSCRIPTIONS AT THE MAYAN CITY OF PALENQUE. THE ANCIENT NAME OF PALENQUE WAS LAKAHAMA, MEANING “THE PLACE OF THE GREAT WATERS”. THE RUINS DATE BACK TO 226 BC. EARLY EXPLORERS BELIEVED THE MAYAN CITIES WERE CONSTRUCTED BY THE EGYPTIANS, OR THE...

Kigali Nights

On my return to the city , I have really been lucky , Riaan of VansAfrica put me in contact with Philip , who has  been so kind and gracious and put me up in his home. Philip a South African now living and working in Rwanda has been such a fantastic host that it has...
The Race Home for Christmas

The Race Home for Christmas

Day: 255 KLMS: 40,539 With the Africa leg of our journey completed, it was now a race against time to fulfil our promise of being home by Christmas. We had decided that the best route home would be to catch a boat from Israel to Italy, using Grimaldi, a reliable...
Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Day: 242 KLMS: 37,597 Egypt was the first country we’d been rather sceptical about visiting. With the ousting of Morsi only a few months previously and violent protests still occurring across Egypt the instability and unpredictability of the situation had made us...
Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Dead Sea Depression – definitely one of the most amazing places in the world. It is situated in beautiful landscape of the Jordan Rift Valley and it’s the lowest spot on earth at more than 400m below sea level. The Dead Sea depression is called by Jordanians the...

Back in Europe – Greece & Albania

As you’ve seen from our border crossing / shipping post, we made it to Europe and Greece. And even if Israel in some ways felt quite European, arriving in Greece definitely took the edge of the adventure level. We quickly decided to skip the “easy” route involving a...

Shipping from Israel to Greece

Coming up the east coast of Africa there are at the moment very limited options for finding your way to Europe without container shipping. The ferry that used to run from Egypt has been canceled, and the other routes from Egypt through Libya or east via Syria are...
Israel and the Golan Heights

Israel and the Golan Heights

Arriving in Jerusalem on a Thursday, the hostel we had planned to stay in was fully booked. As we were sitting in the parking lot behind the hostel, the parking lot owner offered to help us searching the internet on his cell phone for another place to stay. While...
Arrived safely in Israel

Arrived safely in Israel

It is strange how different the feeling can be for two places just a few hundred meters apart. The Sinai Peninsula is considered dangerous, and most governments around the world have travel warnings for this area. A couple of hundred meters across the border to...
Taba in Egypt to Eilat in Israel

Taba in Egypt to Eilat in Israel

Crossing the border to Israel is another one of the infamous border crossings in Africa. Many travelers have told us about hours and hours of questioning and waiting. Some even say that they don’t even want to try as chances for getting a visa is slim. Some...