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Bolivia, bring it on!

Potosi, that is the mine and nothing but the mine. The kitschy, brightly colored led strips along the edges of the historical buildings do match the many cheap, low quality pizzeria’s in the city centre. The us...
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Nothing but salt

San Pedro de Atacama, a small town in the most arid region in the world, is truly amazing. It’s one of those places with a really chill atmosphere, great  people and tourists of the nicer type that enjoy tellin...
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Crash, get up and wipe away the dust…

The last 500 kms of the Ruta 40 in the North of Argentina were (literally) breath taking. A ball of coca leaves in the cheek and up it went on the Abra del Acay, just under 5000 m altitude. We struggled big tim...
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South America, at last!

After a long series of flights to Buenos Aires – flying on the cheap never goes in a straight line – a ferry and a 3 hour bus drive, we finally arrived in Montevideo, Uruguay, totally exhausted. And as if that ...
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Three weeks in Cape Town

After 9 months of Africa we could use a bit of holiday time. Cape Town is the perfect spot to chill and get us back on our feet.Because Tom’s kids – Casimir and Zoë – were going to come over, we wanted to g...
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Swaziland and South Africa

The bikes are running fine again so there is nothing stopping us from exploring our next country, Swaziland. After a 300 kms tar stretch, it was already pretty cold as we pitched our tent in Piet Retief, but th...
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Beach life in Mozambique

We left wonderful  Malawi behind and headed straight into Mozambique. It appeared to be one of the smoother border crossings - to African standards that is - but getting insurance for the bikes seemed to be mor...
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Malawi, the warm heart of Africa

We have been looking forward to Malawi for quite a few months now. The country wasn’t even on our list for the first section of our trip, but we kept on meeting people that were raving about it. Would it be as ...
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Zambia, the falls and the wildlife

The border crossing from Namibia into Zambia won’t be forgotten by our wallet any time soon for sure. While Caroline was looking after the bikes on the parking lot, I was working my way through the series of of...
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Bye bye Angola!

From the province of Namibe, in the south of Angola, we took the dirt road to Virei. It felt great to unroll our sleeping pad in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by big boulders and Walwitscha plants, and to s...
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Angola, what a country!

The track right after the border crossing in Noqui, Angola, would be a nightmare. At least that’s what they made us believe. But with the rainy season coming to an end and the track being dry, the ride to Mbanz...
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A night in no man’s land

Entering Cabinda was easy. Getting out proved to be a lot harder though. The border between Cabinda and Congo-Kinshasa was suspiciously calm that afternoon, apart from that lonely soldier: ‘You guys will have t...