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Renewing car permit in Colombia

Renewing car permit in Colombia

So we renewed our tourist visas and next was to renew the temporary car import permit. A fairly simple process, right in the middle of downtown Medellin at the DIAN office. The renewal is free of charge and there is a little bit of runaround like photocopies and...

Colombia extended

On August 29th we entered Colombia and we intended to stay a month, maybe two. Today we extended our tourist visas in Medellin. How ’bout that? The process went fairly smooth. First you need to make an online appointment through Migracion Colombia web page 15...
Crossing to Khartoum

Crossing to Khartoum

Previous border crossings had taken some finesse and patience. It seems those crossings were just the warm up for Sudan. We arrived at 7AM and had to fend of money changers and beggars on the Ethiopian side for two hours until Ethiopian customs showed up for work...

Ecuador to Colombia

Finally we left the Finca Sommerwind campground somehow after a long stay, there were few lazy moments and nice slices of German cakes there. The drive towards the border was kind of slow, dust carried by the wind in the desert landscape with lots of roadworks...
La Paz

La Paz

Approaching La Paz we have a mixed impression. The city sits in a spectacularly steep sided valley surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains. Nice. But we also see a blanket of ‘clag’ hanging over its skyline. Not nice. Emission standards still have some way to go...
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...
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...
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....
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...