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The Baltics and Eastern Europe

SLOVENIA | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [551]

On the Ferry from Finland to Estonia we met some other Kiwi's travelling in a Camper, so we were real pleased when we bumped into them again int he camping ground in Tallinn, and again in Riga.  Tallinn was a very pretty city, a beautiful old town which ... Read more >


NAMIBIA | Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | Views [630]

So, the Namibian Border opened at 8am and I think we must have been the first through.  We were over Botswana and the rain.  Bring on Namibia!  Our first stop in Namibia was a lovely campsite just over the river from Angola.  All of the toilets and showers in ... Read more >

Gallery: Africa

UGANDA | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
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BOTSWANA | Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | Views [1085]

In Botswana it rained. We knew we'd be following the back of the wet season all the way down Africa, and it seems in Botswana it caught up with us. It was only an hour or two drive across from Vic Falls in Zimbabwe to the Chobe National Park in Botswana ... Read more >

Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [1121] | Comments [1]

Malawi is a desperatly poor but very beautiful country. We spent 6 nights travelling through Malawi and camped on the beach at Lake Malawi most nights. The lake looks like and ocean, with beaches and sandy shores. It was lovely. And while it sounds like ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


TANZANIA | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [585]

The landscape changed almost immediatly between Rwanda and Tanzania. Every inch of land in Rwanda is intensly cultivated with Tea, coffee, rice, Bannanas etc. But in Tanzania suddenly the land is the Savannah-Scrub type bush which is what you imagine ... Read more >

Tags: culture

East Africa

RWANDA | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [762] | Comments [1]

Wow, where do I start?  We are on a Truck called Pumba with a Guide called Becs (a good Tasmanian Girl).  We are currently in Rwanda before we head out to Tanzania and we've been having a great time. Uganda was cool, we visited an island of orphened ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Gallery: South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Photos from SA
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Gallery: Jordan

JORDAN | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Egypt

EGYPT | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | Views [738] | Comments [1]

Although we were a bit worried about flying with Egypt Air, the flight down to Cape Town went very well. We were greeted at the airport by my uncle (Grant - yes this is Simon writing this piece) and soon after arrived at their amazing house in Constantia.... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


JORDAN | Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | Views [1423]

We left Dahab by bus for a trip up to the ferry-port. Somehow our driver got lost on the way and we stopped to ask directions from a passing local on a camel (seriously). After untold delays our ship set sail for Jordan. Because its such an @rse ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


EGYPT | Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | Views [695]

We were travelling through Egypt and Jordan with Travel Talk. A tour Company I had not used before and I have to say I was mighty impressed. Right from our airport pick-up the service was great! We left Heathrow at stupid-o'clock on Saturdy morning ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Leaving London

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Views [592]

For the second time in three years I am officially homeless and (as of tomorrow 5pm,) unemployed as well!   We are staying with some friends in St Johns Wood – Abbey Road actually – I should find that pedestrian crossing the Beatles made famous – ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

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