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September 26, 2007 GMT - 2007 Zambia and Botswana
So ‘Z’oe finally makes to ‘Z’ambia! It is sad that I have made such a big deal out of it - did ‘P’aul get this excited when he went to ‘P’ortugal? Probably not, but when your name begins with a...

August 25, 2007 GMT - 2007 - Malawi
For 2 inherently work shy individuals it was great to back on the road again!! This time we were heading for the south of Malawi and were planning to go up its entire length. First of all we had to...

August 25, 2007 GMT - 2007 - Goodbye Mozambique!
So, the last you heard, we were living and working in a dive lodge in Nacala, Northern Mozambique! Paul was training to be a Dive Master and I was managing the lodge. Luckily only a month into the job, we...

July 02, 2007 GMT - 2007 - Northern Mozambique
Wow, it has been ages since we gave an update on our adventures in Africa…the last you heard we were in a beautiful place called Tofo on the Mozambique coast, surviving our encounters with whale sharks and nausea! After finally...

May 06, 2007 GMT - 2007 - Southern Mozambique
So we were finally heading out of the ease of SA into Mozambique and we were both really excited… The little I know about Mozambique is that it is one of the worlds poorest countries – racked by war for...

May 06, 2007 GMT - 2007 - Mpumalanga Province
So finally we were on the road – my frizzy hair blowing in the wind! (Eventually I do stop talking about leaving my hair straighteners behind…). Setting off on the main Joburg highway on the fully loaded Baja was a...

April 10, 2007 GMT - 2007 - God Bless Customs and Excise

So, here we both are in South Africa.

Paul came 3 weeks ahead of me to import the bikes, service them and prepare them for the trip....if only that had gone to plan!



January 18, 2007 GMT - 2007 - Waiting for Godot
Not long to go now. Time of departure 3 March 2007... Waiting, waiting, waiting......

March 11, 2005 GMT - 2005 - The Final Entry
Since Zoe has done such a sterling job writing our web journal entries I thought I should make some sort of contribution. I started a poem about our trip while we were waiting for our Angolan visas in Libreville and...

March 10, 2005 GMT - 2005 - The end is nigh!
Crossing into Namibia was a big change…tar roads without potholes, washing machines, supermarkets, English speaking, running water….. and did I mention washing machines! I was in heaven!...

March 10, 2005 GMT - 2005 - Land mines and lovely people
Well the last time I wrote Paul and I were suffering from severe sea-sickness on the ferry from Cabinda to Luanda, Angola’s capital!...

January 13, 2005 GMT - 2005 - Cameroon, Gabon and Congo
Well it is fair to say that we both heaved a big sigh of relief when we approached the Nigeria/ Cameroon border and entering Cameroon meant we were finally in Central Africa.....now we are really getting somewhere!!...

December 09, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Running the Gauntlet
For some reason I still feel apprehensive about crossing borders (...I think the Mauitania/Senegal border has scarred us for life) and as we prepared to leave Ghana, I had the prospect of 3 borders in as many days.....one of them...

November 14, 2004 GMT - 2004 - The Gold Coast
Last time I wrote we were in Ghana, about to head out along the coast to sample some beaches (.....for a change!) and now we are in Cameroon, doing much the same. Well rest assured it has been a very...

November 01, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Praise the Lord, they speak English!!!
As we crossed over into Ghana, we were faced with a huge sign...'Welcome to Ghana'. How fanatastic!...

November 01, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Muck Mosques etc..
Well, it feels like such a long time since we updated the weblog.....I think last time I wrote was in Mali's capital, Bamako, where we were enjoying a hotel room (with fan) and were recovering from a hellish ride on...

October 03, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Peace Corps and Gold mines
After the hell of the Senegal border, entering Mali was a breeze! Obviously it took most of the day, but time is free!...

October 03, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Guildford - Dakar Rally !
After a mammoth effort by my Mum and Dad and DHL we finally got our new spokes and after 3 weeks lazing around in St Louis, Paul fixed his wheel and we set of to Dakar....

September 12, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Beach bums
We left Nouakchott (NKT) early on Weds 1st September and headed south for Senegal. We wanted to get the border crossing out of the way as quickly as possible!...

September 06, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Mauritania - God bless asphalt
On the final leg to Mauritania, through the Western Sahara we have formed a convoy with a French family in a 4x4 and a couple of german students in a VW combi....

August 31, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Morrocco part deux
So here I am again in a hot country sitting in a dark sweaty internet cafe!!! Last time I wrote we were in Todra Gorge, so that seems as good a place as any to start.......I can't check what I...

August 17, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Morocco - part one
So here we are! France and Spain were just a distraction, but now we have made it to Africa....

August 17, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Are we nearly there yet?
Thankfully some genious had the presence of mind to build a motorway through the pyrenees, so I was spared the embarrassment of falling off the bike on endless hairpin bends (an unfortunate hobby of mine!), but i think Paul would...

August 17, 2004 GMT - 2004 - And they are off.......
Well after all the planning we were finally on the road.....well the train actually because we took the fabulous, quick, non-sickly Eurotunnel across to Calais. We had planned to get through France and Spain as quickly as possible and...

July 31, 2004 GMT - 2004 - Three days to go
As we sit here in our empty flat with 3 days to go before we set off on our "Paul and Zoe do Africa 2004" trip, it's with a mixture of happy and sad feelings that we look back over...

 
 

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