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I do Africa – interesting times in Ethiopia

The only thing worse than the layers of dust on and in everything after northern Kenya, we discovered, are the icy cold showers of Ethiopia’s rainy season. There were times of extreme discomfort, freezing moments when only the small fires of local samaritans provided relief and lots, and lots of shivering.  But, we have made […]

I do Africa: Luchi the Kenyan beach boy

We met Hassan Luchi two years ago during our first visit to Kenya on a beach in Tiwi, just outside of Mombasa. Back then we helped him out a bit but weren’t really able to do much and sadly we lost contact after we left – constantly wondering how he is doing. The beaches here […]

I do Africa: the best and worst of times

Somewhere along the silent mass of Nile water flowing all the way to Egypt, something snapped. Maybe it was the time we were spending with our overlanding friends, and what is to us their magnitude of comfort and gadgets, or maybe it was just time. Whatever the reason and despite our happiness to be back […]

Mud Slides on a Motorbike in Tanzania

Laugh. That is all you can do really. Laugh and giggle as the back wheel of the bike slides out from under us every five meters and Guillaume deliberately explodes with girly screams in an attempt to make light of a muddy, slippery situation. Every time we saw a huge pool of mucky water we knew that […]

Setbacks in Dar es Salaam & Recovering in Bagamoyo

The day before our planned departure from Dar es Salaam we suffered a huge setback. Guillaume took a ride to the city centre to give an old man a pair of welding goggles. The man is welding with nothing but an old pair of sunglasses, a recipe popular in Africa but one that will almost certainly […]

Goodbye Zambia, Hello Tanzania

The rain finally subsides and reveals an almost perfect African evening. The full moon lights up the savanna and a couple of persistent clouds hover around the bright ball as it casts its silver light over them. In the distance, lightning reminds us of the storm that passed and has moved on to bless other […]

Why We Travel: Part #1 – Help us help them

There are many reasons to travel and as you all know too well, we are having a ball of a time: discovering, experiencing, relaxing, learning and finding adventures. That said, from the very start of this undertaking we knew our path would cross with so many people who are in need and as often as […]

How to strategically overload a 150cc delivery bike

As far as we’ve been going, there have been two things that’ve stayed pretty universal. Firstly, the reaction to what we plan to achieve. The answer to the simple question, “where are you going?” is always met with the same reaction: disbelief. Secondly, it’s what follows this reaction, another question. “On this?!?” And the answer […]

I do Africa!

I guess in order to start describing our plan, one must start at the beginning, which is precisely why we decided to start at the end… Morocco!  Also known as  المملكة المغربية‎ or  Al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya. The land of couscous and tajine, mosques, djellaba’s and history. Or maybe Egypt, Sierra Leone even possibly Ghana. The truth is, we have no […]