Monthly Archives: February 2008

Through Ghana, Togo, Benin and Into Nigeria

Our first day in the Promised Land, consisted of a visit to Tamale en-route to Mole National park. The opportunity to get our hands on tickets for the African cup of Nations football tournament was curtailed by the fact that … Continue reading

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From Here to Timbuktu….and Other spellings!

The New Year began with a free day in Tomboctou, followed by a gruelling journey by road back to Sevare, lengthened considerably by a broken radiator on one of the vehicles. I had expected the kids back at 2.30pm; they … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Year….Bye Bye 2007….Hello 2008!

The first order of business was the great pig hunt. It took two buses and an hour of walking to find one! Great experience though, catching local transport and playing sardines, with armpits in your face is definitely recommended! A … Continue reading

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A Very African Adventure

The night at Kayes was spent at the ‘centre d’accueil de jeunesse’, where we camped on the roof. For dinner we feasted on delicious beef brochettes washed down with Mali beer. The next morning was spent attempting to find the … Continue reading

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Mauretania to Mali

After over half the crew buggered off to Senegal, the rest of us ventured into town, and promptly got lost amongst the narrow streets. Somehow we stumbled upon a market of sorts and stocked up on some rather sad looking … Continue reading

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….And Into Mauretania

Our first true African border crossing was an experience most will not forget, including a mad German in a camper van who had us in stitches, even though no one really understood him! The boom opened at 9am, and we … Continue reading

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A Last Night in Morocco…….

Laayoune – “capital” of Western Sahara, Sahara Occidental, or just another town in Morocco. Depends which side of the fence you are on. The territory has been in the possession of the Spanish, then Mali and Mauritania claimed rights over … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Coast

The journey to Essaouira was fairly quick, only interupted by an urgent need to re-stock our wood supplies. A stop 10kms out of town furnished us with a load of good stuff, ably cut up by the saw masters. An … Continue reading

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Todra Gorge, Marrakech and the Atlantic Coast to Come

Entering Todra Gorge is a breathtaking sight, especially as we drove under a massive overhanging rock. We found a lovely spot to bush camp just beyond the overhang, minus the flash packers, who chose to stay in a hotel no … Continue reading

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High Atlas

27 Nov Hi blog readers, just to clarify, Chris our driver is the fabulous writer of these blogs. Chris then emails them to me and I cut and paste them onto the website. This will also be the first attempt … Continue reading

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