All posts under Africa 2010

Abu something (maybe Abu-Sir)

  So, yesterday we (6 of us: Matt & Kim, Craig, Cam, Ed and I) went on a rollercoaster ride with a Egyptian named Ali, who took us to his home village to meet his wife, eat his food and give us a closed-doors tour of the step pyramids at[…]

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Pyramids

So today, Craig and I went off to see the sphinx and ended up seeing the pyramids… and the sphinx… OK it cost me a little more than I wanted to part with, but I guess it’s not everyday you get to ride a camel in the desert, haggle with[…]

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Cairo (roof top)

Well, the news is that we’ve been to the Sudanese embassy this morning, and submitted our visa applications and have been told that they’ll be processed and ready for collection Monday morning. We then, need to zoom off to the Ethiopian embassy and apply for that visa. So we’re currently[…]

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Cairo

So I got as far as the Pyramids! Sorry I didn’t make more of an effort with the appearance….. 4 hours riding in 40 degrees with a jacket on, and the last 30 minutes was in traffic. Just a catch up for the past few days. Firstly: the ferry, 4[…]

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Alexandria

Hi just a quick line to let you all know that I’m now officially in Africa. …and another few lines to tell you: Yesterday, we pulled in to Alex at 2pm… spent 4 hours in customs being issued visas, insurance, driver’s license, number-plates and everything else… all in the baking[…]

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Egypt?!

Ok not yet, but give me 4 days and a day of Visa processing and I’ll be riding my trusty little bike in the Middle East/Africa. Today, Ed and I have been walking the alleyways of Venice and doing all the usual tourist things of photographing gondolas and posing on[…]

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Bologna, Italy

Well hi there, we’re in Bologna, Italy! So we’ve finally left Spain which is much to the scepticism of some that this trip was about crossing Africa.  Our stay in Barcelona was a blast, and while I was on the ferry trying to piece together in my diary what I[…]

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Barcelona

I’m currently in Barcelona. Ed and I arrived yesterday in the afternoon from Barbastro,  I have since bought myself a mobile phone with the intent of getting it unlocked, so I can use it in Africa; however, after buying it and taking it to be unlocked, I’ve been informed it’s[…]

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Barbastro

Hey hey! Ed are on our first night away from the warm embrace of my Spanish family, and currently a day’s ride away from Barcelona. We left Lodosa this morning and rode idly down tertiary roads all the way to Barbastro, which is a nice little city (much to our surprise).[…]

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