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February 13, 2008 GMT - Bike stolen! Rob's trip, adventure and dreams are shattered!
Help Rob continue his motorbike journey home!!! SADLY SO, AFTER TRAVELLING FROM LONDON TO CAPETOWN VIA WEST AFRICA, ROB HEADED BACK UP EAST AFRICA AND AFTER 37 COUNTRIES, ROB TRAGICALLY GETS HIS BIKE STOLEN IN DUBAI! HE IS NOW STRANDED...

October 13, 2007 GMT - The end, back to reality
Sadly so, it's the end of a epic journey for me. What a roller coaster of an adventure it's been, I never thought that I would embark on such a trip having never rode a motorbike before (learnt 3 wks...

September 10, 2007 GMT - Southern Africa: wildlife in Kruger National Park
We have been amazed at the generous hospitality of the many a south Africans we've met along our travels. People we hardly know, kindly invite us into their home, cook us delicious meals and force good beer and wine down...

August 12, 2007 GMT - More adventures after Capetown
After spending over a month in Capetown revitalising the bikes at Tim's Motorcycles shop, engine out for new rings in the Africa Twin, new forks and stocking up for the next leg of Rob's trip up the east coast, we...

July 07, 2007 GMT - We made it!!!!!!!
Its been a butt crunching 39,323 kms in 9 months from London to Capetown but we finally made it to The Cape of Good Hope safely...

June 25, 2007 GMT - legally back into Namiba
Beautiful Himba lady in Kaokoland, Namibia Himba dinky on the bikes opps, i think its time for a new chain...

June 14, 2007 GMT - Running the gauntlet back thru Botswana!
When I thought hitting civilisation makes things easy, boy was I in for a treat! The detour into Zimbabwe was to get myself a new passport as I had filled mine up to the brim. Along the way we had...

May 23, 2007 GMT - Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana
The long awaited country of hot showers, green grass, petrol stations & delicious STEAK STEAK STEAK! As soon as we cross the borders after days of potholed roads, our bottoms are blessed with smooth endless tarmac and we fill gorge...

April 21, 2007 GMT - Peregio Mina Angola
We ride past many red & white painted posts with PEREGIO MINA (DANGER MINES) ontop of a skull & cross bone sign. I retell myself that I must stay on the roads when passing through Angola as the country is...

April 21, 2007 GMT - Bongo Congo
Oblivious to the news around us, we recieve emails from family & friends stating there are serious troubles in the capital of the democratic republic of Congo, Kinshasa. We find out there have been violence & shooting, where many people...

April 21, 2007 GMT - Buzzing thru Gabon
I am half woken by a low humming buzz, i open my eyes to see that the sun hasn't broken the skyline yet as its still very early in the morning. I recollect that last night, we found a camp...

March 13, 2007 GMT - Gorilla trek & Pygmees in CAR
Its a long side trek of nearly an extra 2000kms but we we give it the thumbs up to head to Central African Republic to go trek the lowland gorillas! We think the roads are tarmac but Mary Mary, oh...

February 28, 2007 GMT - Cameroon - West to Central Africa
We enter in the north of Cameroon near Lake Chad, where its barren desert like landscape but this changes dramatically every few kms you ride. From dusty red sand to thick green rainforest through high plateaus & mountain ranges! What...

February 18, 2007 GMT - Surviving Nigeria
My fears about entering Nigeria have crescendo since the day I started this trip as this was the one country I didn't want to ride through. I hadn't heard a good thing about it & the more people I met,...

February 08, 2007 GMT - Togo & Benin aka voodooland
We meander through Togo & Benin, homeland to Voodoo or locally known as juju & back to Franco phone speaking country. We discover Fan milk bicycle riders with delicious icecream on the go, which is a great way to beat...

January 28, 2007 GMT - Ghana, African wildlife
We hike through Mole National Park with our guide PK, we quietly tip toe past an elephant to watch a herd of them bath in the waterhole. It's a little suspicious as it lifts it trunk to smell us as...

January 08, 2007 GMT - Burkina Faso, hungry hungry hippos
Thar she blows, the Harmattan over the dusty roads towards Ouagadougou. I'm handling the bike on an angle & squint my eyes to avoid getting sand in my vision. Its a long hard day of riding but we push ourselves...

January 05, 2007 GMT - Mali - troubles in desert
Its always a refreshing change when you enter a new country and the fact that we are now heading south reenergises our determination and spirits. The scenery is relatively the same but gradually the green trees are replaced by cactus...

December 12, 2006 GMT - Sierra Sierra leone!
Yes, you heard right after some strict rest, ice, compression and elevation of my bruised big foot we headed for Sierra Leone!! 3 months ago, if you would have said would you camp on the borders of Guinea and Sierra...

December 04, 2006 GMT - Rob's blog & our photos
Follow Rob as well on his site on www.hardwayhome.blogspot.com click links to our photos, our route and place comments!...

December 04, 2006 GMT - Guinea Bissau & Guinea- fowls & underpants
We pass men with machetes, women with stacks of hay balanced perfectly on their heads, young children clasping their mother's dress as we ride past in these remote villages. They stare at first with absolute shock & bewilderment until we...

November 22, 2006 GMT - Senegal & The Gambia - coconuts & bribes
Whilst we wait and wait for our Senegalese visas at the embassy after hours of arduous pigeon english/french translations. Rob and I sit quietly like school children next to an official desk that looks like a table used at a...

October 29, 2006 GMT - Western Sahara & Mauritania - sand dunes & rallies
Tan Tan, the gateway to the Western Sahara We enter The Western Sahara with long stretches of straight monotonos tarmac with only some sprayed painted rocks and random people to break up the journey. We are now travelling with...

October 05, 2006 GMT - AFRICA, Morocco Morocco
Rob gazing at Africa from Spain We arrive to Cueta and make it to the Spanish African border. We are directed to a ĘspecialĘ line where we get an abundance of stares, its like they have never seen a...

September 27, 2006 GMT - Ola Spain
Ola Amigos, as we ride into beautiful spain, the terrain becomes rockier, more arid and dry, the roads appear with more cracks and potholes but the Honda Baja prevails. We ride to Barcelona and mosey past Gaudi┤s Le Sagrada Familia...

September 27, 2006 GMT - Pyrenee, Andorra
Beautiful Beautiful Pyrenees! we ride through the crisp early morning air with spectacular views. A sense of not wanting to leave France, friendly people, yummy baguettes, great riding conditions, treelined roads and camping on green grass. Ridings becoming easier now,...

September 27, 2006 GMT - Bonjour France
We ferry it over from Dover and make it to Calais with no dramas but absolutely exhausted, so we make camp along the beach for our first night of the trip. We met a lovely english couple who were very...

September 27, 2006 GMT - Leaving - Date 15th Sept 06 !
After a manic 3 weeks back to London trying to pull everything together! I now have a wonderful Honda XR 250 Baja (that my boyfriend purchased without me even seeing it), a crash course in how to ride, pumped full...

September 25, 2006 GMT - Africa, here we come
2 months ago I was in Australia working on the sunny Queensland coast when my boyfriend asked me to join him on his motorbike adventure from London to Capetown.... I thought "are you kidding? I can┤t even ride a motorbike!"...

September 14, 2006 GMT - People we've met on the road


 
 

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