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The Warm Up

NEPAL | Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | Views [778] | Comments [6]

We have just done the warm up. 4 days of hard trekking to get us fit and acclimatised for the big bastard, Everest Base Camp. Here's some stats of what we did. PLACE: Gosaikund - Hindu holy lakes in the Langtang Nat Park north of Kathmandu. EQUIPMENT:... Read more >

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More Jordan

JORDAN | Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | Views [704] | Comments [12]

I never got to finish about Jordan. WADI RUM: i mentioned quickly the other day about this place. A camping, 4wd'ing, mincing around heaven. It is all at the same time canyon country, rock wall country, desert country, bedouin country and camel country.... Read more >

Tags: camping, food, wadi rum

Jordan - The Surprising Country

JORDAN | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | Views [619] | Comments [2]

We have never been so surprised with a country as Jordan. I guess maybe because it is never really top of mind and manages to stay out of most Middle-Eastern shenanigans. Jordanians call themselves the Switzerland of the Middle East. They are geographically ... Read more >

Felucca Down the Nile

EGYPT | Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | Views [1430] | Comments [3]

The best part of Egypt. Perhaps this would be more difficult to answer in summer, but in winter it is definitely the felucca trip down the nile. I say in winter because of these stats. In summer, 20 out of 25 participants WILL get the runs (and occasionally ... Read more >

Tags: egypt, felucca

Stethoscopes in Ancient Times?

EGYPT | Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | Views [1813] | Comments [2]

Loud and Proud Americans. A generalisation that goes many miles, as already seen in Istanbul (The Jube on the Bus). We are at Edfu Temple between Aswan and Luxor, a double temple built in the Greco-Roman dynasty around the birth of Christ. One wing ... Read more >

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More Animal Action

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | Views [489] | Comments [4]

Some more animal tidbits for your enjoyment.   A story for Peter Beattie – don’t feed the dingoes.   In Kruger Park South Africa in the 90’s some of the park rangers, that’s right the RANGERS, decided that they would get better tip[s from ... Read more >

Tags: animals

The Migthty Zambezi

ZIMBABWE | Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | Views [838] | Comments [6]

Rafting the mighty Zambezi is one of those once in a lifetime experiences. We didn’t even think we would do it. We didn’t go to Africa to whitewater raft or to do ridiculous Kiwi adrenaline things. We went to see wild animals and wild landscapes. ... Read more >

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Guns in the night

KENYA | Sunday, 29 Nov 2009 | Views [875] | Comments [10]

We arrived in the Masai Mara after 2 weeks of solid camping so were glad to be given accomodation in the permanent tents. We were also told that this camp was run by African Travel Company, the company that was driving us around the continent, and as ... Read more >

Animal Action!

TANZANIA | Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | Views [595] | Comments [6]

FUCK YEAH!!! Excuse the French you faint-hearted souls. Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti that is! FUCK, what a place. Ngorongoro  - a big extinct volcanic crater in the middle of Tanzania, the crater collapsed 6 million or so years ago. Before ... Read more >

Tags: safari

Kenyan and Ugandan Odysee

UGANDA | Sunday, 25 Oct 2009 | Views [537] | Comments [3]

Right, going back in time now, but well worth the effort, is a few little collected stories about our time in Kenya and Uganda. These 2 countries we visited on the first leg of our big African tour, before Tanzania and the Serengeti. We started off ... Read more >

Tags: gorillas, trekking

Did you know? Turkey

TURKEY | Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | Views [563] | Comments [2]

A coupla key facts about this place (what a place too!!). Istanbul has 15 Million people - that's almost twice the size of London! Turkey's national hero, Ataturk, was instrumental in beating the Allies in Gallipoli when he and his battalion held ... Read more >

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Leather jacket with your coffee, sir?

TURKEY | Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | Views [961] | Comments [4]

Well, this time the jube is me!! Thought İ`d try a bit of haggling in the Kapali Carsi - the Grand Bazaar of İstanbul - only to find out that İ suck and Nunu is much better. İ thought İ whispered to Nunu that the leather jackets looked nice, but SWOOP! ... Read more >

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The jube on the bus

TURKEY | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [600] | Comments [3]

Hahaha, first jube sighting of the trip. On the bus into Istanbul from the lovely Easyjet airport ın the dıddlies, we got stuck next to a woman wıth a voıce so shouty, Tony comparably ıs a meek lıttle boy on downers (don`t you just wish Suze!). Turkish ... Read more >

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