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Silver linings

It had been a nervous night waiting the outcome of Delilah’s electronic repairs.  An early wake up call heralded the arrival of Julius.  Within thirty minutes he’d worked his magic on Delilah fixing the starter motor and the electronic short. … Continue reading

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The road less travelled

With its jagged shoreline surrounded by stepped hills Lake Bunyoni provided the perfect getaway after the drama of the past day.  We spent one night relaxing along its edge before moving to a backpacker lodge called Byoona Amagara on Itambira … Continue reading

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Muzungus in the mist

After two weeks in Uganda I was starting to get itchy feet.  It was time to get back on the road and back to the trip.  Upon leaving Jinja, Delilah was full of a mixture of new friends.  Simon and … Continue reading

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First impressions.

Leaving Nanyuki we took the road south looping around the Aberdares, through the Tea fields of Nakuru, and up to Kisumu where we encountered a mechanic furiously waving his arms at us yelling: “Your wheel is wobbling!”.  Co-incidentally we had … Continue reading

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A horse with no name

If you consider Egypt part of the middle east rather than Africa, Sudan was to be the true start of our African adventure but to our frustration we had to wait a little longer.  Due to territorial disputes the land … Continue reading

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Insha’Allah

The wind had dropped and the weather cleared so the passage to Damietta was relatively calm, which was re-assuring considering all twelve drivers on board were locked in a small section of the vessel.  It contained our bunk rooms and … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight

As we crossed the Bosphorus climbing into Asia shafts of sunlight broke through the cloud casting an eerie light over the mountains and lakes.   Six hours later we were skirting around Lake Tuz where the landscape had given way … Continue reading

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Europe to Asia

We hadn’t left the U.K. yet and I had already broken into the medical supplies and wound up spending Saturday in A and E through a combination of childish excitement, a knife, amazon boxes and being drunk at 4am. Nevertheless … Continue reading

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