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Bamako to Burkina

After our false start in getting our Visa’s for Burkina Faso (see Mud, Sweat and Tears), eventually Monday morning came round, and at 7.30am we arrived at the Embassy in Bamako to submit our applications and of course to pay…

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Mali, mud, sweat and tears

After leaving Djifer on the West coast of Senegal, we had to retrace our steps back up the long penisular track to the town of Mbour, and then turn East towards Tambacounda, we thought this would be a fairly easy…

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Senegal, sweat, sweat, sweat….

We ended up staying with Martin and Ursula for 3 weeks at Zebrabar, we really had a great time there, but it was time to move on, but not until we filled in their fantastic visitors book. The night before…

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“The Battle Rages On” (Living in a box 3)

We have now been “on the road” for 100 days and our 6th country. Since my last post we have purchased an outside plastic carpet to help cut down on the amount of sand that ends up in “The Col…

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From North to West Africa, and a couple of border crossings

We stayed at Dakhla, in Western Sahara for two nights, and although its a fantastic spot if you are a kite or wind surfer, the constant strong wind meant it was a problem to sit outside, and almost impossible to…

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Western Sahara, Camels and Sand

We finally got our Carnet de Passage through to the DHL office in Agadir, it only took 3 days for the package to get to Casablanca, Morocco, then another 8 days for it to get through Customs, (during which it…

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A few boring stats

We have been asked by a few guys for a few stats on the fuel, etc, so here goes: We have been away for just over 70 days now and have covered 4,300 miles (6920km). Fuel economy is a 12.8mpg,…

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That’s Africa! A wee bit frustrating….

On our last post we mentioned that we were in the large Oasis of Skoura, well the next day we went off to visit the oldest, and best preserved Kasbah in the area. We set off on foot and had…

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Dusty times

Zagora was a shock, with very pushy people outside virtually every shop. The trouble is, the whole town has geared up to sell to tourists and once again we seemed to be the only Western tourists in town. Its strange,…

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Friends, Hills, then heat

Once we had left Oualidia (previous post), we headed South towards Essaouira, travelling through the busy industrial town of Safi (the smell from the sardine canning plants was horrendous), and had previously seen a campsite on the beach in the small…

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