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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...
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...
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...
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...
Time for a rest

Time for a rest

Firstly, Jen and I both hope that all have experienced a wonderfully relaxing Christmas and New Year and we sincerely hope that you are as excited about the year ahead as we are. So it’s been a while since we last posted an update but we didn’t want to intrude on our...
Out of Mali and into Burkina Faso

Out of Mali and into Burkina Faso

‘ Spending time at the Sleeping Camel had been great, meeting up with the Oasis Overland truck had been good fun. We were able to chat to others about their experiences, and were taken to a little food stall by the road by Jacob and Yuki .. It was such good...
Senegal – Mali border

Senegal – Mali border

The road leading to Kedougou was less than desirable as we dodged some seriously large potholes. Some of the road was good and then a massive pothole would creep up on you and you would be swerving all over the road. Then the tar would end and you’d be doing...
Dakar and Lac Rose, Senegal

Dakar and Lac Rose, Senegal

After spending days searching the net and speaking to other travelers for any information on whether there was a campsite in Dakar. We came to the conclusion there was nothing. We had thought about camping in a hotel car park and spoke to a couple that were currently...