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Entries and journals from overlanding adventure touring Africa

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UPSHIFT ONLINE 41 – 2019 Photography edition

UPSHIFT ONLINE 41st edition is pure bike candy for the eyes. It is a collection of some of the most beautiful photographs from the stories they hosted in 2019. We are very honoured that they included us in this special edition.  UPSHIFT ONLINE – “In a world centered around self broadcasting, it can be difficult to see beyond the foreground. At Upshift, however, we strive to provide a broader perspective, […]

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Images from an Africa journey

Images from each East Africa country we visited on our way from South Africa to Europe. Where else than in Africa can you kiss a Giraffe? Africa is an incredibly diverse continent with a lifetime worth of travel. These few images are from each country our journey took us through Africa from South Africa to Egypt. There is no special meaning to each other than just a remembrance of something […]

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Egypt- In search of the old Egyptians part 3. 2012/10/25

With a 200% deposit on a Carnet de passage just for Egypt we knew the slow wheels of bureaucracy in Egypt will test our patience. The day we landed in South Africa while Elsebie went to book into hospital for her knee, I went to the Egyptian embassy in Pretoria. I wanted to inquire about the process which we have to follow to keep our bikes legal in Egypt until we get […]

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Egypt..in search of the old Egyptians. Part 2. 2012/04/25

After our stint in Ethiopia having to beg, kick and kill for petrol, we thought petrol would be an easier commodity to come by in Egypt. Well as it turns out, the Arab spring protest had a huge influence on the supply countrywide. Petrol in Egypt normally cost around R3-00 (.30usd) per liter of petrol. For us as travelers, that is if you could get some, it was closer to […]

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Egypt..in search of the old Egyptians. Part 1 2012/04/25

Penning our experience with Egypt took me some time. It’s got more to do with the aberrant manner of Egypt. Take caution not to become cynical about Egyptians and try and see the real Egypt and people. But let me tell you the story and you can decide for yourself. It’s a love hate affair. Sometimes more hate than love and a bit of a culture shock until one learn […]

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