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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...
Ashdod – Israel

Ashdod – Israel

Israel… what can I say? I have deliberately not written a blog for a while so that I could try to put a bit of perspective on everything. It’s ironic really that immediately after I write a blog about how grateful we are to be able manage to take the best from...
A Sad Goodbye…

A Sad Goodbye…

Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th December 2012. Port Said, Ferry from Port Said to Iskenderun. We had news a week or two back that we were no longer able to get a visa for Libya. Our lifeline, Jill Wilson from Libya Travel and Tours, told us that they discovered the...
Update Time :)

Update Time :)

Gemma: Hi all, just wanted to give you a quick update on what’s going on and what’s new. Firstly, I’ve had a Birthday and I’m now 26 and feeling rather old, thankfully we have been that busy I haven’t had too much time to dwell on it! We have been route planning,...

Route solution

It looks like Gem may have found a way for us to get into Africa! Well done babe! She found a website of a kiwi couple that are doing the same trip and faced similar route issues. They found a ferry in Athens which goes to the coast of Israel! So it looks like this...
Carretera Austral

Carretera Austral

{jcomments on}The last section between Puerto Montt and Cochrane of the Carretera Austral (Southern Highway) in the South of Chile was opened foremost in 1988. Nowadays this street leads to Villa O’Higgins close to the southern continental ice-field Campo de...

Where is Hannah going now???

Things are incredibly exciting with us, we fly to the USA on Monday to carry out the next leg of the journey.  This has all be enabled by Get Taxi, the company who came on board to sponsor the expedition to go the whole way around the World.  Check them out...