Monthly Archives: June 2011

To live with the Maasai — chase the goat

Posted on by Dasha

The time to leave for Ngorugoru Crater was set for the usual “as early in the morning as possible;” but with a few distractions here and there, Wilma didn’t roll out of the Kili’s Coffee Tree Campground until past noon.  … Continue reading

Cape Town to London – How to Overland When There is an Ocean in the Middle

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When we started to plan the trip from the southernmost point of Africa to Europe, the big question was how to actually jump over between the two continents. The shortest way is to travel from Morocco to Spain by a … Continue reading

Sudan Saga – Getting a Visa

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After passing around 10 African countries with relative ease, no visa problems, or requests for bribes, we started to wonder, if the bureaucracy and corruption everyone always refers to, is not really as bad as people make it out to … Continue reading

Anatomy of a Typical Day

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Whenever we talk to people back home, we often get a question along the lines of – “well, what’s the trip like so far?” As exciting as it can be sometimes, there’s a certainly routine  that has developed over time. … Continue reading

If I Had a Trillion Dollars…

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In 2004, Zimbabwe was starting to go through a national crisis – it’s currency was experiencing hyperinflation on a scale almost never seen before in history. By summer of 2008 – the peak of the crisis – it’s annual inflation … Continue reading

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