Jan 26 2014

New blog launched!

The last days have seen us taking time to do a little strategic thinking, brand management, navel gazing – for want of a better term. We have taken time to think about the various adventures, and the followers we have. And so, we decided to keep this blog purely dedicated to travels, trips we do, …

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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


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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Nov 16 2013

Sandton Craft Market

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It was opening day!  When we arrived, there were still powertools and powermen wandering around putting the finishing touches on the new Sandton Craft Market.  Not all the stalls were occupied yet, and the crowds hadn’t yet discovered the market, tucked away off Nelson Mandela Square next to the Sandton Library. It gave us a …

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Nov 12 2013

Apartheid Museum

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For years we have wanted to visit the Apartheid Museum, and we made it a priority this time.  It is an enormous museum, and while they suggest setting aside 2 hours for a visit, that certainly wasn’t nearly enough. The temporary exhibition was about the life of Nelson Mandela, but unfortunately was laid out very …

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Nov 09 2013

Visits in Jozi

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After months on the road, we are quite enjoying the modern conveniences – a “normal” bed, a roof over our heads, our own bathroom, hot running water and internet access!  Our definition of luxury has changed over the year – it is incredible how easy it is to keep us happy now It is carnet …

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Nov 05 2013

Border crossings completed

We have been working hard at adding useful information. All border crossings that we took have now been added to the blog.  Please have a look at the “Border Crossings” tab for all the information. Hope that is helpful!

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