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Overlanding

Silk Road, Turkey

Normally on this type of trip there would be 20 overlanders (that’s what one calls oneself). This year the numbers are down, not just for this company, some companies are…

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Hot-air Balloons

Silk Road, Turkey

Yesterday mourning I was up at 05:00 to go and watch the balloons take off. One walks along a gorge and down in the valley are the balloons preparing for…

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Goreme

Silk Road, Turkey

Our first day of travel, Istanbul to Goreme, one of the longest stretches of our journey, 773 km – 12 hours! Goreme is underground cities, funny looking rocks and hot…

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Hagia Sophia

Silk Road, Turkey

With overcast, cloudy weather it is time to venture indoors. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul. From the…

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Blue Mosque

Silk Road, Turkey

The Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Definitely Istanbul’s most photogenic building. It was the grand project of Sultan Ahmet I , whose tomb is located…

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Istanbul

Silk Road, Turkey

Arrived in Istanbul without any dramatics. Turkish Airlines are one of the few that provide decent meals. At Atatürk airport in Istanbul it was chaos! Over a 1,000 people waiting…

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Sacola Traditional Dancers

Rwanda, Africa

Yesterday we split into two groups, the smaller to which I belonged crossed over into Rwanda where we overnighted in Ruhengeri. The next mourning we made our way to the Parc…

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Mountain Gorillas

Rwanda, Africa

Hidden high among the forested volcanoes in Volcanoes National Park, the mountain gorilla was unknown to science until 1902, when two were first encountered by a German explorer and promptly…

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Buganda Royal Drum

Uganda, Africa

One place in Uganda where you are guaranteed to get a drum and a good one is a small town called Mpambire which is found on your way to Bwindi…

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Nile River Explorers

Uganda, Africa

Kyabirwa, situated 8 km from Jinja overlooking Lake Bujagali the Nile River Explorers Campsite is often referred to as one of Uganda’s, and even Africa’s most memorable places to stay,…

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Nakuru

Kenya, Africa

Lake Nakuru National Park was created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1,754 m above sea level….

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Ovambo women

Namibia, Africa

Stoping at Opuwo on our way south we are surrounded by a group of Ovambo girls who are intent of selling there trinkets. Similar to the Himba, without the otjize,…

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Himba

Namibia, Africa

After overnighting at Eupa we drive a few kilometers to visit a Himba village. The Himba are an ethnic group of about 30,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibia….

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Epupa Falls

Namibia, Africa

Epupa Falls, a series of cascades that drop a total of 60 m over a distance of about 1.5 km, reaching a maximum width of 500 m. Originating from the…

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