All posts under Africa 2010

Panic Stations!!

Currently in Panic Stations about Africa

Hi there! The idea of riding calmly down to the Balkans, and back and taking 3 months has been thrown by the wayside for the newer, brighter idea of AFRICA (riding for approximately 6 months down to Cape Town). Ed and I have been frantically covering all our bases with so[…]

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Less than 190 days to go…

It’s been a little while since I last wrote on here anything. I have since been busy busy busy working, planning and ordering new toys.  So it is now less than 6 months to go until Ed and I set off on our intrepid adventure  through Africa, and frankly, we haven’t got[…]

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Messing around with new toys

Hey guys, it’s been a while and I’ve been mostly toying around with things I’ve got, my cameras are great but the weather hasn’t been much cop for doing any decent filming. 4595 A couple of weekends ago I went to the Kent County & Game Fair to meet a[…]

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Wales Here I come

This time next week I’ll be out in Wales testing out my gear for Africa (simply because the climates are so similar).  The plan is for Ed Noel, (you remember Noel from last year, yes, the guy who took really cool photos).  We’ll be riding round the coast line of[…]

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Return from Wales

Hi hi! I’ve been back almost a week and had lots of things to do before I could settle down again. Currently, I’m off work with a stomach bug, which has given me time to do some trip house-keeping. My photos are uploaded and I have edited the footage into a[…]

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Carnet de Passage…

Alrighty, so err… been a while, I keep meaning to write more and keep you more in the loop but between one thing and another I have been too lazy to do so. So a couple of days ago (Monday 24th May) I sent off my application for my Carnet[…]

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So just over 2 months to go….

Right, I guess I should mention a few things. We’re leaving for Africa. We will be leaving soon. Scary scary scary. Oh, and so my carnet application went bad. My bank Lloyds TSB rejected my guarantee, which is ironic since their slogan “for the journey” doesn’t stand up to much[…]

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Innoculated and Ferry

Hey hey!! God, this trip is almost imminent. I am just writing a line or 2 to tell you that last night we booked the ferry (in unison) to cross to Alexandria from Venice on the 23rd … it’s a 4 day cruise and cost us €412.05… woot woot! (i’m sure[…]

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30 and beyond!

Well, I’m now passed that line of 30, scary. In other news, I’m in the process of buying a new home (as you do), packing up to move and packing to go to Africa at the same time is pure lunacy. I have consistently been spending waaaayy too much lately.

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37 days to go… Rabies, IDP, and no bike!!!

Hey hey there! Well, Ed left yesterday after spending the past 4 days down here tinkering with the DRZ. So far the bike is in great shape (for a unicycle). The forks are off and up in the Wirral at the moment. I have just collected my viles of rabipur[…]

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6 Days and Counting!

Well it’s been all a bit hectic! I’ve been to Spain (on holiday), I’ve moved home. I’ve had to try and sort out all my inoculations and above all work a job. There has been some huge hiccups on the way: removal people refused to do the job in full, my driver’s license[…]

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…and we’re off!

Hi all! In less than 12 hours time, Ed and I will head down to Portsmouth to commence our 4-6 month trip through Africa. We’ll board our trusty Brittany Ferry ship (Port Avon) and head down to Santander from which we will head back to my family village of Covaleda.[…]

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Covaleda!

Hi hi! After a difficult night the night before departure with nerves we left at 7am and headed off to Portsmouth with Mum and a sack of food. We made good time, had plenty of time to kick around. Ferry set off all on good time, but soon we realized[…]

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Trip Video

Catch-up!

Hi! I’ve been struggling to write anything when I’ve had the opportunity to get online (mostly due to the hectic family crisii that seem to occur every time I get my head down to concentrate). Suffice to say, I’m now writing this all elsewhere with the intent of pasting it[…]

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