Africa

a trip by John McCabe
From: January 30th 2009
Until: December 31st 2009

Including Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia, with a small dollop of France and the UK on the way home.
Trip Length: 11 months
Blog Entries: 92
Photos: 1898
Words: 148908

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
January 30th 2009 Winning the sack race Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
February 11th 2009 A town like Alex Africa » Egypt » Mediterranean » Alexandria
February 13th 2009 Into Africa Africa » Egypt » Lower Egypt » Cairo
February 19th 2009 Ignoreland Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor
February 20th 2009 The dead zone Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor
February 22nd 2009 Reservoir gods Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Aswan
February 24th 2009 Into the black Africa » Sudan » North » Wadi Halfa
February 25th 2009 Things in my holes (which I'd rather weren't there) Africa » Sudan » North » Abri
February 27th 2009 A haboob a day keeps the sandflies away Africa » Sudan » North » Kerma
March 1st 2009 Ruinous red tape Africa » Sudan » North » Dongola
March 4th 2009 Pyramid scheme Africa » Sudan » North » Karima
March 11th 2009 Boredom of Khartoum Africa » Sudan » North » Khartoum
March 14th 2009 The comfort of strangers Africa » Sudan » East » Kassala
March 15th 2009 Cheated and heated Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Metema
March 20th 2009 The five towers Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Gondar
March 25th 2009 The long and winding road that leads to your being sore Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Axum
March 28th 2009 In this rock I will build my church Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Lalibela
April 6th 2009 New flower Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region » Addis Ababa
April 7th 2009 The foot that is restless will tread on a turd Africa » Ethiopia » Southern Nations Region » Dila
April 8th 2009 Trucking hell Africa » Kenya » Eastern Province » Moyale
April 9th 2009 Assistance from St Gallen Africa » Kenya » Eastern Province » Marsabit
April 10th 2009 Asphalt dreams come through Africa » Kenya » Eastern Province » Isiolo
April 18th 2009 Undomesticated bliss Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Masai Mara NP
April 19th 2009 Flamingo park Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Lake Nakuru NP
April 29th 2009 86 condoms and still I catch a virus ... Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi
April 30th 2009 The Spanish trod carelessly around English town (7) Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Eldoret
May 10th 2009 Hippo campus Africa » Uganda » Northern Region » Murchison Falls NP
May 14th 2009 School for scandal Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Kampala
May 20th 2009 Inspecting the troops Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Lake Nkuruba
May 21st 2009 Spoonerism in Port Fortal Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Fort Portal
May 28th 2009 Place of the little birds Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Lake Bunyonyi
May 30th 2009 In which I lose $150, the ability to control dandruff, and the use of my Vaio Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Kabale
June 3rd 2009 Golden shower Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Mgahinga National Forest
June 5th 2009 In the neighbourhood of gorilla beringei beringei Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Kisoro
June 8th 2009 Sunny and chèr Africa » Rwanda » Province de L'Ouest » Gisenyi
June 15th 2009 Whenever I think about it, I cry all day long Africa » Rwanda » Ville de Kigali » Kigali
June 17th 2009 Last stop in Rwanda Africa » Rwanda » Province du Sud » Butare
June 22nd 2009 What does Eric want from me? Africa » Burundi » West » Bujumbura
June 25th 2009 If 2's company and 3's a crowd, then 25 is too bloody many to fit in a freakin' daladala Africa » Tanzania » West » Kigoma
July 4th 2009 Baobabs, baboons, and jumbo johnsons Africa » Tanzania » North » Tarangire National Park
July 5th 2009 And now let's go over to SW19 ... Africa » Tanzania » North » Lake Manyara
July 8th 2009 Leopard spots Africa » Tanzania » North » Serengeti National Park
July 9th 2009 Zero degrees and zero black rhinos Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area
July 11th 2009 I wish I was invisible Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha
July 15th 2009 Dora's alarm Africa » Tanzania » East » Dar es Salaam
July 16th 2009 A fond farewell to/from Tanzania Africa » Tanzania » West » Mbeya
July 18th 2009 The lizard of Malawi Africa » Malawi » Northern » Karonga
July 25th 2009 Bay of 1000 teenagers Africa » Malawi » Northern » Nkhata Bay
July 26th 2009 A Scrabble impossibility Africa » Malawi » Northern » Mzuzu
July 31st 2009 City of dark Africa » Malawi » Central » Lilongwe
August 5th 2009 Pot-buying in Chitikale Africa » Malawi » Southern » Mulanje Town
August 7th 2009 Rumblings in the interior Africa » Malawi » Southern » Mount Mulanje
August 11th 2009 A tropical suburb of Glasgow Africa » Malawi » Southern » Blantyre
August 12th 2009 10-4, pato de borracha Africa » Mozambique » Northern » Mocuba
August 23rd 2009 A Ilha bonita Africa » Mozambique » Northern » Island of Mozambique
August 24th 2009 Como se diz "squitters" em portugues? Africa » Mozambique » Northern » Nampula
August 25th 2009 Beira necessity Africa » Mozambique » Central » Beira
August 27th 2009 Disappointing movements in the dhow Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Bazaruto Archipelago
August 29th 2009 Crime and tide Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Vilanculos
September 1st 2009 The last chapa Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Inhambane
September 8th 2009 For your safety, please don't leave the hotel Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Maputo
September 10th 2009 One score years and thirteen Africa » Swaziland » Mbabane
September 16th 2009 A session at the Sanctuary Africa » Swaziland » Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
September 18th 2009 Wanted - 1 black rhino, any condition. Will swap for 2,793 photos of white rhinos. Africa » Swaziland » Ezulwini Valley
September 24th 2009 This is Africa? Africa » Madagascar » Antananarivo
September 27th 2009 The French collection Africa » Madagascar » Miandrivazo
September 29th 2009 The floating world Africa » Madagascar » Tsiribihina River
September 30th 2009 Les sept magnifiques Africa » Madagascar » Belo sur Tsiribihina
October 2nd 2009 My name's John and I'm a snorer Africa » Madagascar » Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
October 3rd 2009 Les quatre-quatres de merde Africa » Madagascar » Belo sur Tsiribihina
October 5th 2009 The sound of pousse-pousse Africa » Madagascar » Antsirabe
October 6th 2009 Don't go away sad, don't go away mad - just go away Africa » Madagascar » Fianarantsoa
October 8th 2009 The cutest primate of them all Africa » Madagascar » Ambalavao
October 10th 2009 The lemur count climbs Africa » Madagascar » Ranomafana National Park
October 11th 2009 Fianar revisited. And it's still a hole. Africa » Madagascar » Fianarantsoa
October 16th 2009 The song of the forest Africa » Madagascar » Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
October 19th 2009 Au revoir but not adieu Africa » Madagascar » Antananarivo
October 21st 2009 Big bad Joburg Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg
October 25th 2009 Rainbow stylin' Africa » Zimbabwe » Victoria Falls
October 26th 2009 If you ain't got no money, take your broke "ass" home Africa » Botswana » North-West » Kasane
October 30th 2009 Delta blues Africa » Botswana » North-West » Maun
October 31st 2009 Trying to cross the border without a hitch Africa » Botswana » Ghanzi District » Ghanzi
November 7th 2009 Blissed out in the desert Africa » Namibia » Sossusvlei
November 8th 2009 Windy corner Africa » Namibia » Windhoek
November 9th 2009 A night at the Wimpy Africa » Namibia » Keetmanshoop
November 11th 2009 Adolf's town (no, not that Adolf) Africa » Namibia » Luderitz
November 17th 2009 Millimetres away from a desert Africa » Namibia » Kalahari
November 18th 2009 Drankwinkels and mansuitrusters Africa » South Africa » Northern Cape » Upington
December 5th 2009 Waiting for Jules Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town
December 9th 2009 I'm ready to go home Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg
December 16th 2009 Paris in the the winter Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
December 31st 2009 There's only so much you can learn in one place Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Saltburn-by-the-Sea
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