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Utopia or just Ethiopia .

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The ride to Addis would take two days , a whole lot of traffic mixed with roads and rain to the city that is wrapped in mountains .  As I came into Addis the GPS decided to develop a route calculation error ,…

Why I like Ethiopia

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I love the intensity with which Ethiopians greet , the handshake , the  way they lean in  and shoulders touch . The coffee , the best in the world by all measures  no matter where you have it. The fresh juice , plump with pulp , flavour…

Southern Colombia and Las Lajas

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After we leave Salento, we head back to the highway and south toward Buga for the night. We stay in a hostel located in a microbrewery that had a lovely terrace on the roof. We wandered over to see the…

A mixed week with a poor finish

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We fixed the bike on Tuesday afternoon after super service from the guys at RGM, Norton parts delivered by lunchtime on the Tuesday and bike fixed (in the rain) by 5PM. Funny story is that there was shelter at the…

Valle do Cocora

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Just east of Salento on the edge of the Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados is the small village of Cocora. It sits in a green valley and there is a popular nature trail that leads from here up into the…

TRIP 3 – Masasi to Dar es Salaam

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20/08/2014 Today I woke up at 4:30 and at 5:30 I was on the bike ready to ride. The village was already full of life. the fire was burning in each hut or house, the smoke was quietly laying on…

TRIP 3 – Guludo Lodge

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16, 17, 18 Aug 2014 Guludo lodge is one of those places where you want to be with your partner. It is a lodge managed by locals, with the support of one European, in a pristine place. There are not…

TRIP 3- Pemba to Pangane (Guludo)

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15/08/2014  Today I have to leave Il Pirata to keep going north. I am a bit sad to leave but I really need to move on. At 8:00 I am on the bike and after a long stop at pemba…

Salento, Colombia and the game of Tejo

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Salento is a town that keeps popping up in blogs I’ve been reading and in suggested places to visit in Colombia. It’s located on a dead-end road off the Pan Am Highway and up a gorgeous valley in the Zona…

Riding across Central Colombia

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We left the farm early one morning hoping to head west to the Zona Cafetera – coffee highlands – of Colombia. The two-lane roads are littered with road blocks for construction work areas so we have to stop every couple…

Cultures , Coffee and CHAT .

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The 200 kilometres to Harar took just over 4 hours to navigate  the  roads ,  highland winds twists and turns . We arrived in this ancient walled city where I was going to experience a way of life frozen in time , blended…

H 2 H via Chiro

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After three relaxing days in the lake town of Hawassa it was time to move on to the ancient city of Harar in the East of the country , a ride that would take me two days to cover the close to…

Every day is an Adventure

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First stop at Berwick, still dry and bikes still clean The ride to catch the ferry from Hull was uneventful except for the rain which flooded the roads around Newcastle. The PO ferry from Hull to Rotterdam is much better…

Buenos Aires

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Ramiro and Pia live on “ the Delta” and their house is only accessable by water. They took us for a tour on the river and canal system. Today we took the train the bus and the subway in Buenas…

A Goodbye to the West

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By the time we wake in the morning, yesterdays waffle-hangover has long since passed and the surly skies have been replaced with a bright sun and deep blue. It’s a short hop from Brugge to Oss in the Netherlands and…

TRIP 3 – near Pemba

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13 th and 14th Aug 2014 The lodge Il Pirata is very nice and Carlo and Susanna, the owners very nice people.  I spent two days relaxing, trying to learn kite surf, fishing,  etc… One thing that impressed me is…

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11/08/2014 Today I wok up early and at 5:00 am  I was at the meeting point at the beach ready for a great day fishing. I brouht with me all the riggign needed to fish game fishes and I want…

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10/08/2014 Today we all go to visit the “fortaleza”, the fortress built by the portuguese to defend the island. In fzct ilha has been an important place during the Portuguese colonisation.  the fortress is beautucul, well conceived both logistically and…

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09/08/2014 Well, today wake up at 5:00 in the morning. I had breakfast with 5 bananas I bought yesterday at the market and I am ready to leave at 6:00 am! The first time in the hystory of the travel.…

TRIP 3- malawi to mozambique

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08/08/2014 I woke up at 5:30 today, the bike is ready with all the luggages on. In fact I have charged all the night before and asked the night guard to keep an eye on it. I go to have…

Heading for Hawassa

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Leaving Yabello , I had been warned that the road all the way up to Hawassa was under construction , so I was up early to get a good start . I rode to the fuel station next to the…