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Tagged With: Hitching a Lift

Buy a Map!

So, we took the wrong way up! Serves us right for attempting to do a Trans-African trip without a map or a guide book. Yet, as someone once said, “Bad decisions make good stories”. We left Khartoum four days ago, ‘happy as chappies’ and ready to get to Egypt, just to find ourselves stuck in … Continue reading »

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It Never Rains

We woke up in the wee hours of the morning to the worst storm we’ve experienced on this trip. The rain was pouring down on the island and instantly we knew the already rough day ahead would get progressively worse if the cloudburst did not subside by morning.  We ended up on this isle somewhere … Continue reading »

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Goodbye Zambia and hello Tanzania

The rain finally subsides and reveals an almost prefect African evening. The full moon lights up the savannah and a couple of persistent clouds hover around the bright ball as it casts a silver light on them. In the distance lightning reminds of the storm that passed and has by now moved on to bless … Continue reading »

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Trucking Around

We’ve found that in Namibia trucks are a great way of getting around. They function like taxis but are much more comfortable and can carry the bike too. So, we’ve been trucking around Nam for a couple of days – a huge detour but fun! We first made the discovery of this travel-goldmine at the … Continue reading »

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Self Catering Accommodation in Newton Park | Port Elizabeth
Self Catering Accommodation in Walmer | Port Elizabeth