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Border Crossing: South Africa to Lesotho (and back)

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing from South Africa to Lesotho and back again was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and no paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 13 overland border crossings between South...
Stats Georgia

Stats Georgia

Stats Georgia Miles walked: 78.5 (126.3km) Money spent: $589 ($65.44/day) CAD Days in State: 9 Mountains climbed: 18 Trail Magic: 2 Beers Tried: 9       Filed under: Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Trails, USA Tagged: Backpacking, budget, hiking, jfdi,...
Congo Brazzaville

Congo Brazzaville

We arrived at the Cameroon border and were pleased to see it was laid out in order with signs to direct you where to go. This was incredible, most borders are a guessing game with most lacking in organisation and order. But this was a real treat. We walked in, got our...
Zambia …

Zambia …

Did we know anything about this country before visiting? No, not really! Our first impressions – after the border! – were quite good: good roads (with only a few potholes) and very clean … Everybody we met on the road was very friendly and spoke...
Top ten gear

Top ten gear

Over the last sixteen months we have become intimately familiar with the gear we carry. For better or worse some bits have risen to the top and we can’t live without them. We have listed our favorite ten pieces of gear in no particular order. We do mention specific...
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...

Expense Report: Uruguay

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $1,595.18 on living expenses and $2,096.31 for one-time expenses. We...
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...
Benin

Benin

The drive to the Benin boarder was very simple and didn’t take very long. Getting our documents stamped was easy, as well as getting the passe vant… They still looked blankly at the carnet.We had decided to head to Cotonou straight away because we wanted...
That Special Place

That Special Place

I’m not entirely sure what I expected of Baja. I did know I was looking for that Special Place. That salty piece of land where I felt totally in my element. While the search may still be continuing on some levels, El Coyote Beach surely came close. In a...
The last post

The last post

Sunrise on the last day: our final camping weekend was spent by the Rio Lujan, Tigre delta, Buenos Aires province. Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] This might not be the first time you’ve heard a journalist say this, but the headline on this story – well, it’s...
Hola, Mexico! Hola, San Felipe!

Hola, Mexico! Hola, San Felipe!

We were prepared to get searched at the border of Mexico… or at the very least questioned. So did our buddies from Wandrly who we are planning to spend our entire time with in Baja. Not only did we not get questioned nor searched, we didn’t even talk to a...

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