never without my kite

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never without my kite!

Free to roam at last! Free to kite my heart out!

I am now unemployed and homeless, therefore ready to go wherever I please...

The Plan is to get to Cape Town to enjoy a summer of kiting down there but getting a chance to visit the wonders of southern Africa first.

Lyon to Dubai via London for a kite road trip to deserted Oman's wave spots with John then onto Nairobi for the start of the 70 day expedition by truck down to Cape Town.

to start with...




Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Nungwi October 20th 2010

Hi all/few, It’s been a while that I have been unable to update the blog. We left Rwanda and rolled onto Tanzania. We followed the southern shore of lake Victoria to the Serengeti/Ngorongo parks where we saw some incredible scenery and wildlife before stopping over in Arusha on the foot of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro (sadly there were clouds so we did not get to see anything at all) change truck. I had decided at that point to stay extra days in Zanzibar and wait for the next truck coming down this way. I will look forward meeting a new group and do the next leg of the journey and meet extra people even if I feel sad having waved goodbye to some great characters. So I am now on my own in Nungwi on the ... read more


Hi few! It seems the blog is not read much but for those who follow,here goes: Forget about photos... Dial up modems everywhere and so it is impossible to upload anything and often keyboards are unpractical... Rwanda is amazing: pure beauty... Thousands of hills bordered by terraces where coffee, bananas grow in the sun when it is not raining for the daily two hours... As I was not forking 500$ to go see Gorillas for one hour, I went and stayed over in Kigali the capital... Nice times just enjoying the local foods and sights (very few) such as the real "hotel Rwanda"... Rwanda is a absolutely amazing and beautiful country where people like to smile and welcome you... Yet 16 years ago something went real wrong and it is almost impossible to imagine people running ... read more

Africa » Uganda » Eastern Region » Jinja September 28th 2010

all is well here in Jinja. I have been unable to update the blog since leaving Dubai has it is hard to find a decent fast internet when you only stay overnight in your tent in each location... As we do all ourselves we end up with not much free time: cooking, cleaning, security, fire starting... and of course setting up tent every night. We went from Nairobi to the great rift: Massai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru where we did some game drives... Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Hyena, Hippos, Baboons... many photos but cannot upload anything using the local internet (think 56kbps dial-up modems...) and the trip has been eventful. We are now in Jinja in Uganda where the Nile takes it source... went rafting and had a blast, this is the cool capital of ... read more

Middle East » Oman September 15th 2010

OMAN - Masirah Island O… man what a place: A remote desert island with lunar landscapes battered by southern trade winds from May to September (guaranteed wind June to August, strong) side/on shore wind with waves in deep cold waters on the west coast (sea turtles breeding grounds!) and flat to choppy water with side/off shore wind on the east side which is a tidal lagoon. It basically has a bit of everything and there are seemingly no restrictions to where you can kite, just beware that rocks, stingrays, turtles, shells and crabs are plentiful especially in the lagoon on the east side and that coast guards are nowhere to be seen. Here are tips for a trip down there: Getting there by road (personal case): From Dubai it’s a 900km one way road trip and ... read more
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Africa August 16th 2010

Part 1: The plan… After working with Africa for the last two years it just came to me that I just did not know Africa at all, despite working 2 months on site between South Africa and Nigeria. I never was attracted by Africa before spending a bit of time there, which prompted the plan: Go to Africa, discover something new! This is why and how but this is just the first leg of many travels scheduled for the next 2 or 3 years… A couple of months ago I stumbled on those overland expedition companies websites and was immediately taken and considered doing a 52 week all around Africa expedition, nothing too extreme. Then I realised that a whole year spent on the road was perhaps a bit excessive and that one 3 month segment ... read more

Africa July 17th 2010

Greetings from my lair in Greece before the wandering begins this is my map of countries already visited: Almost time to hit the road again! first destination Dubai for a kite road trip to Oman with John! ... read more




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