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Africa » Morocco » Souss-Massa-Draâ » M'Hamid April 4th 2015

SATURDAY 4TH APRIL 2015 - THEY'VE ALL MADE IT SAFELY TO MHAMID!!!! Will post pics tomorrow when they come through! Been quite a stressful day, here and there! But they have done it! Now planning their homeward journey over a beer or three! :)... read more
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Africa » Togo April 4th 2015

Desolé les nouvelles sont vraiment pas fraiches mais il est difficille ici de trouver de bonnes connections internet même dans les cyber c'est la galère pour telecharger les photos. Je vais essayer de mettre le reste assez rapidement que vous puissiez suivre ce qu'on a fait jusqu'à présent. Ca devrait aller vu que notre prochaine étape se déroule dans une grande ville ce qui signifie pas mal de cyber ;) ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Zanzibar City April 3rd 2015

In modern times, about the only known personage from Zanzibar is the late Freddie Mercury of the rock group Queen. He was the talented guy who sang "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." When I hear the word Zanzibar I think of spices and pirates and Vasco de Gama and all things exotic. The Sultan of Oman ruled this important trading outpost for centuries. But in looking at the history of this island, it is most infamous for being the center of the slave trade in the Indian Ocean. Tippu Tib was a notorious slave trader and ended up being one of the richest men in Zanzibar. He had large plantations and "owned" 10,000 slaves himself. The British eventually brought about the end of the slave trade in the 19th Century. We went in a ... read more

FRIDAY 3RD APRIL 2015 (AM) - Geoff and Tom text to say they have cleared the Atlas Mountains! Traffic mad in Marrakech and going up and over the mountains was hair-raising but exhilarating at the same time. Really missing the other two teams though. Not sure exactly where they are at the mo, but the last report from Geoff and Tom earlier this morning said that they were just north of Rabat. Really hoping they can catch up soon and drive into Mhamid together. Come on guys! You can all do this! You are so nearly there! So proud of every one of you! xxxxxx - one each! Pictures posted by Sally this morning showing Chris and Ed lending a helping hand. Sally writes: "This is how they fix cars in Morocco!!!" Distance on Google maps ... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Souss-Massa-Draâ April 3rd 2015

FRIDAY 3RD APRIL 2015 (18.00) - Geoff and Tom just text to say they have arrived safely in Zagora! Found a great little place to stay the night and with luck the others will be with them in the morning so they can all make their way to Mhamid together! Woo hoo! Nearly there! Keep donating folks. Every penny counts and we have nearly reached our target! Exciting times they should reach there destination tomorrow and the other teams are travelling on in to the night to try catch up so they can do the final stretch together.... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Grand Casablanca » Casablanca April 2nd 2015

THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 2015 (18.30) - text update from Geoff & Tom: We are both good, exciting day with customs and traffic being mad. Currently about 30 mins north of Casablanca so not bad progress. We hope to make it as far as Marrakech tonight. As for the others, we are hoping they are able to get on the ferry tonight or first thing in the morning. UPDATE: just before midnight the other two teams reached Morocco! Chris managed to get through after a slight interrogation about his holiday to Egypt a few years ago. All happy and on there way to Marrakech. Good luck!... read more

Africa » Reunion April 1st 2015

Mittwoch, 01.04.2015 Port Luis – St. Denis(134 Seemeilen) Während wir schliefen, legte unser Schiff die kurze Strecke von Mauritius nach Réunion zurück. Leider hat die Hauptstadt, St. Denis keinen Hafen. Die Schiffe legen etwa 25 Kilometer entfernt in „Le Port“, einem Industriehafen an. Am Morgen hatten wir einen inkludierten, 4stündigen Ausflug in die Stadt. Es war nicht eine Stadtrundfahrt im üblichen Sinne. Unsere Busse wurden, von Polizisten auf Motorrädern, in die Stadt eskortiert, wir kamen uns vor wie hohe Staatsgäste. Jede Ampel, konnten die Fahrer bei Rot passieren. St. Denis hatte nicht viel an Sehenswürdigkeiten zu bieten. In der Stadt angekommen konnten wir wählen, uns entweder dem Fremdenführer anschliessen, oder wie wir auf eigene Faust die Stadt erkunden. Ohne Fremdenführer kann man einen grösseren Radius ablaufen, denn in den Bussen sind... read more

Africa » Namibia » Sossusvlei April 1st 2015

Namib-Naukluft National Park 49,768 square km is bigger than Switzerland Sossusvlei Dunes 1 well rested beach-strolling day later we are once again en route. Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn 23* south of the equator, entering the area know as Moon Scape, leaving behind the bustling vibrant market, smiling persuasive vendors and stately colonial buildings of bygone German Swakopmund, each mile adds what feels like another several degrees to the temperature. We have met Boseman, theoretically know how to spot and catch lizards, tomorrow in the dunes we will practice our Bushman skills. Tonight we camp in the Namib-Naukluft National Park which is bigger than Switzerland! It is in this area that evidence of Gondwanaland (ancient sub continent) and of the subsequent separation of Australia and South America can be found. We are about an hour away ... read more
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Franzie in 'The Dress'

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Port Alfred April 1st 2015

Wat gaat het dan ook weer snel, alweer 2 weken geleden dat ik m’n laatste blog schreef en iedereen op de hoogte hield, met uitzondering van een aantal foto’s. Afgelopen 2 weken heb ik weer vanalles gedaan, ik heb ook gewerkt aan school en naar mijn projecten in de townships geweest. Dit was voornamelijk het naai mevrouwtje want die had wel tijd voor ons en de andere projecten van ons zeiden op de laatste momenten de afspraken af. Donderdag de 19ezouden we lekker naar het strand gaan, maar het waaide zo hard dat ik samen met Milène en Joyce wel de zee in ben geweest en daarna met de rest in de tuin gaan liggen bij Settler’s (een soort van vakantiehuisjes/appartementjes die school extra huurt voor de studenten). Vrijdag zijn we op fieldtrip geweest naar Port ... read more
Met een van m'n vriendjes van de daycare
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In de file bij Colchester met Milène

Africa » Namibia » Swakopmund April 1st 2015

Swakopmund Swakopmund, on the coast is the most visited tourist town in Namibia with all the amenities and objects of adventure. Quad bike riding and sand boarding in the dunes, deep sea fishing and dolphin cruises, sky diving! The sky's the limit. Having had enough heat and grit to last a while I opt for the less strenuous sport of browsing the shops In the town center famous for it's German colonial architecture. It is here, innocently picking up snacks for the up coming days on the road, that I accidentally became the official photographer of the Pick and Pay supermarket workers! Having been dominated first by the German and then by the South African governments, Namibia is a young nation just now enjoying it's 25th year as an autonomous independent nation. March 22nd, Independence Day, ... read more
Lovely Grandmothers
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