Jun 29 2014

On the road again

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There are three types of scenery in the Gulf States: desert sands, mountains, and beaches. Our preference is mountains. For us there is no appeal in ‘dune bashing’ – going up and down sand dunes. It seems a bit repetitive. Beaches are good as destinations – a place to have a cold drink at the …

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Jun 05 2014

Introducing our new ride

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Brodie is back in the UK. We are in the UAE. So what is happening with Kapp2Cape now? We continue exploring, of course! All good explorers must have a trusted vehicle to take them where they would like to go – or to where the track leads. It was time to look for a reasonably …

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May 01 2014

Brodie on UK soil again

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With Brodie on his way back to UK soil I needed to look into where to park him when he arrived. We had made our decision: we were going to store him as we do not rule out the option of taking some time off in the future to travel again. Brodie is such a …

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Mar 21 2014

On my own … part 2

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Up early the following morning, I faced a long day of driving to reach Hermanus. Before setting off from Bun Clody in Hanover, I gave a guided tour of the vehicle to my wonderful hosts and my new friend Mfundiso – all of whom were interested and fascinated by our home on wheels. I do …

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Mar 19 2014

On my own … part 1

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After many months of dithering about what to do with the vehicle, it seemed that returning the vehicle to the UK was the best alternative. As Viking Explorer had already returned to corporate life, the task was left to me to arrange. I was quite surprised at the reaction of family when I announced that …

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Dec 15 2013

Final budget summary – Africa

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After much work, we finally have put together a budget summary from our amazing adventure.  We hope that you find it helpful in planning your own African adventure. As a reminder, our adventure was broken into 2 stages: Stage I: Europe and North Africa, October 2012 – February 2013 Europe was expensive to travel through, …

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Nov 18 2013

Those darn anti-malarials

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It is such a tough decision: First, whether to take anti-malarials while travelling, or not.  Second, which ones to take.  For a short trip to Africa – or any malaria area – the answer is straight forward: definitely take them.  For a longer trip, especially for a year or more, the answer is less straight …

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Nov 17 2013

Health round-up

One concern on the road is always keeping healthy and avoiding any major illnesses.  We have been extremely fortunate on our travels, with few major incidents, and I thought it was worth sharing our experiences. On the whole, we were a lot healthier than we ever were in the UK – the constant niggle of …

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