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Old 22 May 2008
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March '09 UK via Mid East to Cape Town

Anyone (or two) interested in travelling with a hombre down the classic East Africa route?

Looking at riding from the UK down to Bari, Italy, catching a ferry to Greece, then riding through Turkey, Syria, Jordan and jump on the ferry to Nuweiba in Egypt and burning on through the Sinai to Giza. From the Pyramids, begins the classic route down to Cape Town.

My bike's an XT600E ('Beth'), already completely prepped. Beth is waiting for me to get my ass into gear, to squirrel the finances together.

I haven't done any serious off-roading before, so am booked onto the BMW off-road skills course in Wales at end of June to skill up, practising on a G650Xchallenge.

July 4-7 I'll be at the HU rally in Ripley, Derbyshire, so we could meet up there to suss each other out???

PM me or email discoenduro(at)googlemail(dot)com

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Hi Mike

Just read your mail.
We're talking of planning a trip at the more or less the same time as you.
About us:
We're 3 South African girls, all vets. Fun loving easy going and very chilled. We're planning to do it in a Land Rover discovery. Our route is starting in Tunisia, then going east to Egypt then down east coast. Getting super excited with all the planning, wow, it is a lot!!!
If you would be keen to find out more and don't mind travelling with 3 girls for a bit, let me know

Cheers
Jenny
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Old 28 May 2008
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Hi Mike

Just read your mail.
We're talking of planning a trip at the more or less the same time as you.
About us:
We're 3 South African girls, all vets. Fun loving easy going and very chilled. We're planning to do it in a Land Rover discovery. Our route is starting in Tunisia, then going east to Egypt then down east coast. Getting super excited with all the planning, wow, it is a lot!!!
If you would be keen to find out more and don't mind travelling with 3 girls for a bit, let me know

Cheers
Jenny
Hi Mike and Jenny

We will also be in that part of the world and hoping to leave UK around March/Apr-ish (2009) to follow the east coast. Hoping to sapend about 6-9 months to get down to Cape Town. (BTW we are both South African as well).

We are travelling in a 4 wheel drive...

Check our website for the countries we intend to visit...
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Old 29 May 2008
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Adventure to Cape Town

Now, Pumbaa, too. Fantastic.

It'd be awesome to meet up with all of you on this journey. Let's make one thing clear, the limited storage space on motorbike's is legendary, so...you'll have to carry the ice cold !

Where are you all located, the UK?
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Hi Mike, if you keep recruiting followers you will need a thyme song ....Happy days. Whats your time frame and route if you dont mind me asking.
Good luck with the prep.
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This sounds great i would love to attempt this route riding my kawasaki altho i think my lack of experiance would hinder me good luck tho i hope you have a great time im gonna get some shorter journeys under my belt then i may try this one

hope you lot have fun
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Discoenduro,
me and a friend are going to do Greece-Turkey-Syria-Jordan in late may.

can join u for that part, at least for a somewhere. May u will be gone from this area already. Try?
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Now, Pumbaa, too. Fantastic.

It'd be awesome to meet up with all of you on this journey. Let's make one thing clear, the limited storage space on motorbike's is legendary, so...you'll have to carry the ice cold !

Where are you all located, the UK?
Hi, sorry for the late reply.

We are on our way to the UK from Oz. Should be there around Feb 09. We are hoping to leave 3/4 months later, depending on initial paperwork and visa hassles with Lybia. We will be based in London while we are in the UK.

Still interested in travelling with others.

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london cape town

Don't worry too much about the bmw offroad school . Just completed the a trip from london to cape town , there are roads better than some you will find in the uk and plenty of fuel all the way down . no unleaded , still the old red petrol which was perfect for my 1986 yamaha tt600 . This was the first time i went offroad myself . went via france tunisia , libya , egypt , sudan , ethiopia , kenya , tanzania , mozambique , sa . when you catch the ferry from egypt into sudan don,t bother booking a cabin unless you can get the whole cabin for youself . the doors don;t lock and the locals just come in and make themselves at home . best spot 2nd class ticket right on top of the ferry roof . here is ruby/mikes web site , i met the at the ferry port in egypt and travels thru sudan with them , they have loads of upto date info

Welcome to Ruby's and Mike's Website

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have you pre booked you libya guide ? Just went thru there , what a night mare sorting out the guide .


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Hi Mike

Just read your mail.
We're talking of planning a trip at the more or less the same time as you.
About us:
We're 3 South African girls, all vets. Fun loving easy going and very chilled. We're planning to do it in a Land Rover discovery. Our route is starting in Tunisia, then going east to Egypt then down east coast. Getting super excited with all the planning, wow, it is a lot!!!
If you would be keen to find out more and don't mind travelling with 3 girls for a bit, let me know

Cheers
Jenny
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Anyone left yet?

So we are in Turkey already (Istanbul) and will head to the country side in a few days. Anyone still doing this route?
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Any ideas how much a trip from the UK-South Africa is liable to cost...

Ball park figure ???

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Hi!!

I'm hoping to be in Kenya during August, if anyone is going to be around then?

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Planning on doing this till Tanzania in October, are your plans frozen on August?
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