All posts under Africa 2010

Ethiopia

Roadside photograph of motorbikes looking over Ethiopian mountains

Hi there! Well, since my last posting, we discovered that Kim’s wrist was in fact fractured. Our very kind host in Khartoum (Abdelsalam a.k.a. “Mr. President“) is very well connected and one of his friends was a doctor; who just happened to be in the workshop when we turned up,[…]

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Gondar

Before you think that I miraculously left Ethiopia and suddenly appeared in the world of Lord of the Rings, forget it; I am still in Ethiopia! A bigish city/town with an ancient monolithic church. Although, I’m yet to explore it. So after my eager attempt to write something about Ethiopia[…]

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Marsabit (Kenya)

So I miraculously appeared in Kenya! I bet you didn’t see that one happening?! It’s not that I disliked Ethiopia, I just was ill, had a bad experience with the food. Internet is a bit s-l-o-w out there and not worth using. So since Gondar, the kiwis and I have[…]

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Isiolo

So the roughest part of the journey is over. After the grueling 2 days of unmade road which only was about 350km we finally hit asphalt… which I might add is pristine and for the first 50km unmarked and still being finished (thank you Chinese road makers). A further 100[…]

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Nairobi

So here we are! 6333|450 … this is Jungle Junction, Nairobi; an overlanding resting spot for people travelling up and down Africa, with a workshop for fixing bikes/4x4s. So, today, Craig and I went to the KTM dealer to buy new rear tyres. YES, they were expensive, but, where else[…]

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a bit of a pickle

Daisy unfortunately isn’t feeling up to much today, even after all the loving attention I gave her yesterday evening. This morning, we set off to leave for the Hell’s Gate National Park and Daisy’s clutch was slipping, so I’ve turned round and back at Jungle Junction while the kiwis head off to[…]

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Departure Mode

Nairobi I’ve now spent 5 nights in Nairobi in departure mode, and aside from the 2 shopping centers I’ve been to (oh and the small market down the road), I’ve mostly spent the time in Jungle Junction waiting for Daisy to mend. And obviously… the good news is that money[…]

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Moshi, Tanzania

Just a quick line from a cybercafe to say we’re now in Moshi, Tanzania. Cam has a loose exhaust pipe and currently fixing the problem while Craig and I wait … (and wait and wait).. for him to fix it. Had a great time in Kenya, last few days spent[…]

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Arusha

Well hello! Since I last wrote anything, many things have happened. Firstly, we dashed from Moshi to Arusha, before we knew it we were already booked on a Safari for the next day and had a hotel to stay in, then we spent the rest of the afternoon/evening/night in a[…]

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Tukuyu, Tanzania (a.k.a. a country with awful internet)

Well, I have been eagerly trying to find an opportunity to get connected to the internet and upload these GREAT photos to share with you all, but frankly the odd chance I’ve had to get online has been nothing more than gut churningly painful. Although, on the UP side, at[…]

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Tukuyu

(I’m writing this from 2 countries later so need not take it as in the Present) Our 3 day ride from Arusha to the boarder with Malawi took us firstly to Segera near the coast (not on the coast) of Tanzania on the first day (where we met 3 Irish[…]

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Kande Beach (Malawi)

(Yet again I’m not writing this in the present so ignore the fact that it’s titled where it is, I’m in a different country now.) Border crossing from Tanzania to Malawi was seamless, easier than the border crossing into Tanzania (in which we had a few slippy-slidey moments from one[…]

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Chipata

So finally, we’re now in Zambia with 3 border crossings remaining! Our ride from Kande Beach to the border was rather straight-forward, and despite the distance the day seemed to pass rather fast and smoothly and we were not necessarily tired from the ride by the time we arrived here[…]

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in… in… PHOTOS!

Oh yes Ladies and Gentlemen! I have finally found a place I could upload those Fabulous photos I promised! Here is the last of Kenya: 64006404641164156418642164246428 ….and Tanzania for you! 64336437644064436446644964526455645864616464646764706473647664796482648564886491649464976500650365066509651265156518652165246527653365366539654265456548655165546557656065636566656965726575657865816530 Enjoy!!

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Livingstone

Hey there! So since my last post we’ve made our way across Zambia and now in Livingstone. In Chipata, we had a day off restocking our supplies and general maintenance (oil changes and tyre pressure checks): The following day, we headed west toward the Luangwe Bridge Camping, however upon arrival[…]

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