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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 usually overly tasteful Italian specialty couldn’t h...
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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 telling about their adventurous travels. The many tour o...
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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 time keeping the bikes upright due to the heavy winds...
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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 weren’t enough, along with the start of a new cont...
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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 give them a good time and discovered the area aroun...
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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 the next morning we woke up under a magnificent clea...
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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 more of a challenge. First 35, then 20 USD was what t...
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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 beautiful as they describe it? Was it really still...
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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 office windows and it won’t surprise anyone they all...
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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 sleep under the fabulous starry sky of the Namibe d...
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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 Mbanza Congo was pretty enjoyable. The Congolese kept u...
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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 to come back tomorrow. Today is may 1st’. Damn, Lab...