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Route – Africa

Sinai 13th March – Nuweiba 10pm via fast ferry from Aqaba Jordan 15th March – route 15 East Sinai desert to Dahab. 17th March – Dahab to Sharm el Sheikl but bypassed the town and headed to the west side of the Sinai to Ras Sudr. 18th March – Ras Sudr to Suez to Cairo...
Dahab – Southern Sinai Egypt

Dahab – Southern Sinai Egypt

Cars queuing up for diesel Sinai desert We drove from Nuweiba to Dahab 90km south through blistering heat, rocky mountains and desert. Before we left we tried to fill up with diesel but there is shortage in Egypt and particularly the Sinai. There wasn’t any diesel in...

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a wildlife reserve 2 hours south of Amman. It provides fantastic photo opportunities due to the amazing colour contrasts between the sand and the hills. Unfortunately we weren’t there at sunset or sunrise which would have allowed for even better...

Route worries and shipping

So right now we’re in a position whereby we’re struggling to plan a route to get into Africa. As said before, we were originally looking at catching a ferry from Italy across to Tunisia, and then drive east through Libya, into Egypt. For obvious safety reasons it’s...
Saudi…..

Saudi…..

Saudi Arabia   Saudi, Saudi, Saudi………………. I won’t forget a quote from the Saudi King in 1930 –  ”My Kingdom will survive only insofar as it remains a country difficult to access, where the foreigner will have no other aim, with his task fulfilled, but to get...
Wrong turn at Albuquerque

Wrong turn at Albuquerque

Finally hitting the road, we decided to make a drastic detour.  Due to the unexpected arrival of Brenton’s sister back to the US and the fact that his best friend, Jordan, was getting married in one week, we decided to drive 2,000 miles north to the beautiful...

Full Toilets Leads To VIP Room

My front light dimly lights up the road. I hug the rear shoulder of the Dutch campervan ahead to try and get out of the glare of the red tail lights but piggy back on their front lights. We drove down to the ferry terminal, arriving in good time to start the customs...

Its All Laid Out For Me In Jordan

Looking about me as I rode into Amman, Jordan’s capital, I realised the reason why I had been stared at constantly for the past 150 kilometre stretch since the border. It suddenly dawned on me as I navigated my way to a hotel that I rode alone amongst the hundreds of...

Sudan. The Change

I feel inspiration to write a blog again. The lack of enthusiasm in Egypt has been reversed by the sudden and refreshing change entering Sudan. What a breath of fresh air. The people here are so generous, even though money must be a struggle. I am generalizing here,...
Just a couple of JDs.

Just a couple of JDs.

One of the coolest currency names I’ve heard of so far.  The Jordanian Dinar is about one to one with the Euro and not surprisingly, we managed to spend a few.  With the ideas of Lebanon and Israel now decided against, a good amount of time was spent in Jordan...
Good bye, Lebanon

Good bye, Lebanon

I had a fantasic weekend with my dear Jaipur. She came to see me in Beirut. I went back from Damascus and stayed another night at Foyer St. Joseph in Zahle before I picked her up at the airport on Wednesday night. He had scheduled a sales training on thursday, which I...