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Old 21 May 2008
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XT Girls are back - Did you miss us???

We're finally back off our 5,000 km trip round Namibia, Botswana & South Africa... and I thought I'd check in and say we're still alive!!

As you know, we chose an honorary XT Girl from HU to take Gigi's place [Javajunkie!] - and, despite being AMERICAN, he was an absolute TREAT!! (read more about how he [barely] survived on our website!!)

We were so busy being macho and riding the 'tough stuff' that we didn't take many pictures, sorry. Here's one though. (isn't he ADORABLE?!)




The SUBSTITUTE XT GIRL, is the one on the left, by the way. Just in case there's any confusion. (We love you Javajunkie!!)


I've been updating our XT Girls website with some stories etc. If you OPEN THE BOOK, you can navigate to the trip reports etc.

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Hey good to see you back!

Looks like you had a fab time - where are all the photos!?

What did you learn then? If there was one vital piece of information you could impart on us, one gem, what would it be?

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What did you learn then? If there was one vital piece of information you could impart on us, one gem, what would it be?


Oh - thats easy:

"AMERICANS RULE!"

Seriously -- poor Javajunkie went home empty handed, after I just about confiscated ALL his FABULOUS equipment...

Yes, its a bitter pill to swallow that, indeed, the Americans utterly deserve the MORAL HIGH GROUND for just having the COOOOLEST most EFFECTIVE and CLEVER equipment for the long road.

Just about EVERYTHING I proudly obtained from the UK came a poor second to the stuff that just kept coming out of the Yank's (amazingly effective) goody bag!

Here's a list of things:

Bourbon
Tent
Sleeping bag
Insect Killer
Luggage Straps
Lentil Stew
Mattress
Core Cooler
Leatherman Tool
Kitchen Sink

etc. etc.

In due course, I will write reviews etc. to update everyone..



**Ofcourse - the AMAZING things Africa had on offer, could not be beaten by even the Yanks... including biltong... SNUFF CANONS... and... intoxicating newspaper print.**
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welcome back..

hope you have fabulous time.

there is a problem on your website (still). cant see single page.
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Of course we missed you, jealous as hell!

Tried to reply to your PM but Impasto has exceeded their storage limit and cannot accept further messages. Your just too popular.....

Look forward to hearing all about it
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Good to see you're back and had a great time, I would go look at your website, but my poor old PC can't handle it and the writing's a bit small on the EeePC. But the piccies are fine.
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there is a problem on your website (still). cant see single page.
OK! OK!! I've finally added some trip reports in good old HTML format for everyone stuck in a time warp... : )

CLICK HERE to read about the American, how we rode on sand, how I waterski'd with an XT etc. etc.
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I love the way you write... pity there are so many broken links


not enough pictures either!
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I love the way you write... pity there are so many broken links
I'm doing it! I'm doing it!

Its hard work just being an XT Girl - let alone try and write about it!!

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The book on your website is cool, was your site a template or made just for you? (or did you do it yourself )


also did you guys hook up in the end, $50 says you did!
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also did you guys hook up in the end, $50 says you did!
Me and Gigi? Depends what you mean by 'hook up'...

PS: Is that $50 US - or Oz?
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You've gotta hope its USD, Kangaroubles dont go too far outside of OZ as I remember....
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You've gotta hope its USD, Kangaroubles dont go too far outside of OZ as I remember....
$1USD is predicted for September this year
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Yes, i'd heard that the USD was crumbling!! God save our mighty pound, god save our gracious pound, god make me feel rich on holiday.
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Welcome back, great storries on your site I love the water skiing sounds great. you must have some new jokes to tell.
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