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Old 7 Mar 2004
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Trans Africa - dept approx May 05

Hi,

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I'm planning to head off dept from UK in May 05 and drive via France, Spain to Egypt and down East coast of Africa to South Africa. I'm quite an independant type of person but would really like to find other people doing a similar trip so as to meet up every now and again where possible. It could be particularly beneficial at certain border crossings or in more challenging terrain.

Like to meet any body on the same mission basically!

Best regards
Sandi

[This message has been edited by SandiGS650 (edited 30 December 2004).]
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Hi Sandi,
i am planning to do the way round, meaning Ethiopia,Sudan,Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, towards India, on about June , when are you travelling ???

Mauro


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Hi,

I'm planning to head off dept from UK in May 05 and drive via France, Spain to Egypt and down East coast of Africa to South Africa. I'm quite an independant type of person but would really like to find other people doing a similar trip so as to meet up every now and again where possible. It could be particularly beneficial at certain border crossings or in more challenging terrain.

Like to meet any body on the same mission basically!

Best regards
Sandi
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Old 11 Mar 2004
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Hi,

Hoping for May 05 but may be later depending on 1) finances 2) weather.

Sandi

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let me know when you set off as I will be heading the other direction and we might meet up some where

mason
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I am very interested in doing this trip. I am from SA, and have been thinking of doing this sort of trip for sometime now....altho hadn't planned on leaving so soon. I have been looking around for info and route's etc. Hows your planning going? Am very! interested....would love to hear from you to discuss further
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Will be great to discuss further. The more planning I do the more I realise that it takes at least a year and I may be looking at another 6 months to get sorted ie Oct 05. Just email me or if you are in London area we could meet up at ACE Cafe Hangar Lane sometime or if north we could meet at the next HUBB meeting in July. Anyway, with the fab weather any excuse to get on the bike!!! Planning is absolutely crucial to getting to do the trip at all. There are so many options too that figuring out what and how is nearly impossible.

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I am very interested in doing this trip. I am from SA, and have been thinking of doing this sort of trip for sometime now....altho hadn't planned on leaving so soon. I have been looking around for info and route's etc. Hows your planning going? Am very! interested....would love to hear from you to discuss further
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hi sandi, im not planning a trip just writing to say that i think you will find doing it alone alot more rewarding having seen people travelling in pairs and travelled in a pair myself, you tend to fall into a lull of a familiar face and get stuck in a pair/group.when i did this i returned wishing i had done it alone.take it or leave it! afterall im only 20 what do i know
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Hi Sandi,
I am also planning to depart UK - Nottingham - in April next year going to Ireland - UK - Norway for midnight sun in June 05 - catch tour de france in July and Paris Dakar in January 2006. Will be flexible during this time. After Dakar down to South Africa then RTW at a leisurely pace. I understand the benefits of riding alone but it is also nice to meet up with people occasionally.
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Hi,

Drop me a line when approaching Egypt if you need any help. I also have an equiped Garage if you need to work on your bike.

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Hi,

Drop me a line when approaching Egypt if you need any help. I also have an equiped Garage if you need to work on your bike.

Hi A.B
I will be in Egypt in Late june/july 04, it would be nice meeting up... do you know if there are good mechanics for an Africa Twin in Egypt ?? Just in case i need some special attention ....

Thanks and cheers ..

Mauro
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Yes I do, Raed Baddar is an ex rally rider and he's a great mechanic. I can introduce you to him if you need to.

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hi
if you need any help in Djibouti just let me know. I am living and working here for a minimum of 6 months but probably 12.
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hi all.
i just bought b.m.w gs 80.hope it will be ready soon,then i will may do it egypt south africa,like med 2005( hey A.B.ARE YOU READY TO JOIN ?? ;-D ??)
If any one wants a stop in alexandria you are more than welcome
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Originally posted by SandiGS650:
Hi,

I'm planning to head off dept from UK in May 05 and drive via France, Spain to Egypt and down East coast of Africa to South Africa. I'm quite an independant type of person but would really like to find other people doing a similar trip so as to meet up every now and again where possible. It could be particularly beneficial at certain border crossings or in more challenging terrain.

Like to meet any body on the same mission basically!

Best regards
Sandi
I am interested in your trip. Could you please email me to discuss further. Thanks
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Hi,

Its now ages since I posted the first message! As things have transpired, I'll DEFINATELY be leaving in Oct 05. Not sure if early or end of Oct but latest is end Oct. Yipee.

Intended route is:
UK to France, towards Italy.
Cross Med Sea to Tunisia.
East across Lybia to Egypt.
Then head South via Sudan, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi.
Zigzag a bit to see Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia and end in South Africa.

I intend taking 6 months. I have a travel partner, but it would be good to hear of other people doing similar routes - to convoy in certain areas, border crossing and general company.

All the best
Sandi
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