All posts under Africa 2010

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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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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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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Khartoum!

Heya, I’m currently in Khartoum! It’s proving harder and harder to get online now, apologies for the long wait! Wadi Halfa Well we decided to take the desert route to Abu Hamed from Wadi-halfa with 300+ kilometers of sand tracks across the desert. The tracks follow a disused railway and[…]

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Sudan Finally

Neil’s in …Sudan Finally I’m very pleased to tell you that I’m in Sudan finally, the standard of living has gone down, the cost of living has gone up.. but finally we’re not longer in Egypt… and that is a good thing! Back-tracking a week; we left Luxor on Thursday[…]

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Luxor

So it’s my great news to tell you that I’ve now arrived at Luxor; all right, 2 days ago…  my first impression  whilst riding down the Neil Nile from Qina was: “Wow! Egypt has greenery!!”. However, going for a leisurely walk later, after pitching up at our campsite, and being harassed by[…]

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Hurghada

So yesterday we arrived in Hughada around midday, we had set off at 7am as mentioned in the previous post. (I’ve written two posts if you haven’t noticed). (Campsite photo belongs to: Matt & Kim) 5717|450 Our ride down the coast, was somewhat boring, but at the same time had[…]

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the Suez Canal & Ismalia

5684|450 So since Cairo, we (the famous 6 of us), set off at 10am rode up to Ismailia to see the Suez Canal, spent a good while looking for a view-point. Eventually found something similar and settled for it. 5705|450 We later rode on south until dark (just past the Suez[…]

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Fear & Loathing in Cairo

Hi all, I’ve now been in Cairo for 7 days!!! I have managed to get 1 visa. Woot! The bad news: tomorrow is some holiday and the Ethiopian embassy wont be open until Thursday. However, the visas will not be processed until after the weekend (keep in mind Arabic weekends[…]

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