Seeing the Wood For the Trees
Blog 73 by Tan: Seeing the Wood For the Trees The Brazzaville side of the river was a breeze in ...
October 5, 2017
The Last of the N1…
Blog 71 by Mick: Day 8 on the Dirt – The Last of the N1… Day 8, and final day, ...
July 24, 2017
The Great Road of China
Blog 70 by Tan: Day 7 (pm) on the Dirt - The Great Road of China Following on from the ...
May 17, 2017
DRC, Where a Half Day is a Full Blog
Blog 69 by Tan: Day 7 (am) on the Dirt – DRC, Where a Half Day is a Full Blog ...
May 15, 2017
I Love the Smell of Burnt Clutch in the Morning
Blog 68 by Mick: Day 6 on the Dirt – I Love the Smell of Burnt Clutch in the Morning ...
May 10, 2017
Reflecting on the Butcher
Blog 67 by Tan: Day 5 on the dirt – Reflecting on the Butcher Day 5 of off road riding ...
April 3, 2017
A Congo Copper’s Welcome to Kananga
Blog 66 by Mick: Day 4 on the Dirt – A Congo Copper’s Welcome to Kananga Day 4 of off ...
March 13, 2017
Closing in on a bit of Civilisation
Blog 65 by Mick: Day 3 on the Dirt – Closing in on a bit of Civilisation Day 3 of off ...
February 17, 2017
Day 2 on the Dirt – Mudholes for Bush Pigs
Blog 64 by Tan: Day 2 on the Dirt – Mudholes for Bush Pigs Day 2 of proper (i.e. off ...
February 1, 2017
Day 1 on the Dirt – A Crash Course on the Congo
Blog 63 by Tan: Day 1 on the Dirt – A Crash Course on the Congo Day 1 of proper ...
January 28, 2017
DRC: The Route
Blog 62 by Tan: The Route The crossing of Democratic Republic of Congo has taken on legendary status in African ...
January 8, 2017
To the End of the Tar
Blog 61 by Tan: DRC - To the End of the Tar Our last day in Zambia started off in ...
January 1, 2017
Preparation, or is it Procrastination?
Blog 60 by Mick: Preparation, or is it Procrastination? We met our friendly detective, the ‘good cop’ half of the ...
October 27, 2016
The Curious Case of the Bowlegged Bandit
Blog 59 by Tan: The Curious Case of the Bowlegged Bandit Talk about being kicked while you are down! To ...
August 18, 2016
A Reunion, A Concussion and a Case of Collusion
Blog 58 by Tan: A Reunion, A Concussion and a Case of Collusion Finding ourselves visiting with Caleb and Joanna ...
August 10, 2016
Africa’s New “Hell Road”
Blog 57 by Mick: Africa’s new “Hell Road” We had already gotten our passports stamped in Omorate when we left ...
August 3, 2016
Omo 10 months later
Blog 56 Update by Tan: Omo 10 months later: (yes we are 10 months behind in our blog and yes ...
July 18, 2016
The Last Gasps of the Omo
Blog 56 by Tan: The Last Gasps of the Omo We woke up overjoyed to find that we hadn’t just ...
July 14, 2016
Riding the Wild Side of the Omo
Blog 55 by Mick: Riding the Wild Side of the Omo With all the people about in the morning, we ...
July 2, 2016
Go West Young Man
Blog 54 by Mick: Go West Young Man We weren’t even on the outskirts of Bure when the road turned ...
June 28, 2016
Mud and Soap Operas
Blog 53 by Mick: Mud and Soap Operas Debark, our home for the evening, is the gateway to the Simien ...
June 14, 2016
Beware the Singing Little Girls
Blog 52 by Tan: Beware the Singing Little Girls After all the excitement of Danakil we were happy to chill ...
June 1, 2016
The Geologists’ Nirvana of the Danakil Depression – PART 2
Blog 51 by Tan: The Geologists’ Nirvana of the Danakil Depression – PART 2 After next to no sleep the ...
May 1, 2016
The Geologists’ Nirvana of the Danakil Depression – PART 1
Blog 50 by Tan: The Geologists’ Nirvana of the Danakil Depression – PART 1 The people who had previous expressed ...
March 27, 2016
Where the Scum of Your Character Will Come to the Surface
Blog 49 by Mick: Where the Scum of Your Character Will Come to the Surface The 30-day limit put on ...
March 25, 2016
The Highway of the Devil’s Spawn
Blog 48 by Tan: Highway of the Devil’s Spawn We decided to ditch the tar and take the old dirt ...
January 12, 2016
Navel Gazing in Harar
Blog 47 by Mick: Navel Gazing in Harar The ride from Jinka to Harar had exacted its toll, so it ...
January 8, 2016
Taking the High Way, As Opposed To The Highway
Blog 46 by Mick: Taking the High Way, As Opposed To The Highway OMG!!!! A MAP!!! yep, we are getting ...
December 22, 2015
The Land That Time Forgot
Blog 45 by Tan- The Land That Time Forgot After several unforgettable days of rigorous riding through the Turkana and ...
December 20, 2015
Lake Turkana Route PART 2 – North into the Never Never
Blog 44 by Mick: Lake Turkana Route PART 2 – North into the Never Never We hit the road after ...
November 28, 2015
Lake Turkana Route PART 1 – This Should Be Interesting
Blog 43 by Tan: Lake Turkana Route - PART 1 – This Should Be Interesting After what seemed like a ...
November 25, 2015
Pole Pole in Nairobbery
Blog 42 by Mick: Pole Pole in Nairobbery I should apologise in advance for this blog post – it may ...
November 21, 2015
The Rwanda-Uganda Express
Blog 41 by Tan: The Rwanda-Uganda Express We were still a bit unsure of our decision to travel through Rwanda ...
November 1, 2015
Whatever Floats Your Bike
Blog 40 by Mick: Whatever Floats Your Bike Back in Arusha we had a few little jobs to do before ...
October 5, 2015
The Perils of an All Meat Diet
Blog 39 by Tan: The Perils of an All Meat Diet The next few days were taken up with periods ...
October 3, 2015
A Market for the Larger Woman
Blog 38 by Tan: A Market for the Larger Woman While Mick slept and sweated and shivered with fever I ...
September 21, 2015
Revenge of the African Racing Chicken
Blog 37 by Mick: Revenge of the African Racing Chicken The formalities of the border crossing were pretty simple, although ...
September 20, 2015
Battling FOMO and the Black Lung
Blog 36 by Tan: Battling FOMO and the Black Lung After saying our goodbyes to Mark we rode north in ...
August 28, 2015
The Warm Heart of Africa
Blog 35 by Tan: The Warm Heart of Africa I woke up the next morning having slept poorly. I had ...
August 18, 2015
The Coin of Destiny
Blog 34 by Mick: The Coin of Destiny From Praia do Bilene it was a 386km blat up the tar ...
August 11, 2015
A Braai’ers Guide to The 5 Essential Food Groups
Blog 33 by Mick: A Braai’ers Guide to The 5 Essential Food Groups Our plan for Praia de Bilene was ...
August 7, 2015
Bet You Didn’t Know This About Rats
Blog 32 by Tan: Bet You Didn’t Know This About Rats After being swiftly stamped out of Zimbabwe, we moved ...
July 14, 2015
The Great Zimbabwe Ruins and The Ruins of a Great Zimbabwe
Blog 31 by Tan: The Great Zimbabwe Ruins and The Ruins of a Great Zimbabwe We found Doug and Tempe’s ...
July 1, 2015
Breadbasket to Basketcase
Blog 30 by Tan: Breadbasket to Basketcase The crossing into Zimbabwe was relatively efficient and mostly painless. As per our ...
June 25, 2015
Farm Time for Dakaristas
Blog 29 by Mick: Farm Time for Dakaristas The little village of Mwandi is only a couple kilometres off the ...
June 2, 2015
Life is Boring Without a Bit of Spark
Blog 28 by Tan: Life is Boring Without a Bit of Spark I’m not going to lie. The blog is ...
May 16, 2015
Smack Dat Ass
Blog 27 by Tan and Mick: Smack Dat Ass TAN'S VIEW: The roads in the north of Ovamboland are flat ...
May 10, 2015
Last Dance in Kaokoland
Blog 26 by Tan: Last Dance in Kaokoland Even with Van Zyl’s completed, there was still hundreds of kilometers of ...
May 6, 2015
Blog 25 by Mick: Godzilla Pass Tanya and I have been keeping a travel diary on this trip so we ...
May 2, 2015
STOP! Himba Time!
Blog 24 by Tan: STOP! Himba Time! We had a somewhat restless sleep despite our fatigue as I was far ...
April 23, 2015
Up the Ganamub Without a Paddle
Blog 23 by Mick: Up the Ganamub Without a Paddle At least we got some semi-working internet with our horrifically ...
April 18, 2015
Nothing Like a Flash Flood to Keep Things Interesting
Blog 22 by Tan: Nothing Like a Flash Flood to Keep Things Interesting We were informed by the guy at ...
April 15, 2015
Alive on the Skeleton Coast
Blog 21 by Mick: Alive on the Skeleton Coast Was it ever nice to be riding again! We had run ...
April 11, 2015
Hurry Up and Wait
Blog 20 by Tan: Hurry Up and Wait Even though Mick’s engine was running fine, it was making a slight ...
March 18, 2015
Knock knock? Go Away!
Blog 19 by Mick: Knock knock? Go Away! Being our second visit to Lüderitz we were far more on the ...
March 8, 2015
Namibia – Vast Place of Nothingness
Blog 18 by Tan: Namibia - Vast Place of Nothingness We were both pretty ecstatic to be back in Namibia ...
February 14, 2015
Mokorros in the Delta
Blog 17 by Mick: Mokorros in the Delta While our jaunt into the bush was only 2 days there and ...
February 11, 2015
Mis-Adventure Riding – A ‘How-To’ Guide
Blog 16 by Mick: Mis-Adventure Riding – A ‘How-To’ Guide While we were not bothered through the night by any ...
January 28, 2015
Blog 15 by Tan (Rhino bit by Mick): Horny Africritters Our last week in South Africa was beyond rough on us ...
January 13, 2015
2200kms and a Gearbox Rebuild
Blog 14 by Mick – 2200kms and a Gearbox Rebuild With Tan at the dentist, I had some time to kill ...
January 5, 2015
The Namibian Border Hop
Blog 13 by Tan: The Namibian Border Hop After a few hours sleep we woke up at 5:30am and set ...
December 31, 2014
What goes clunk when it should go splash?
Blog 12 by Mick: What goes clunk when it should go splash? Stellenbosch, our destination for the following evening, is ...
December 26, 2014
Big Fun in the Little Karoo
Blog 11 by Tan: Big Fun in the Little Karoo We were excited to be staying with relatives of our ...
December 3, 2014
Escape to the Great Karoo
Blog 10 by Tan: Escape to the Great Karoo We decided to leave the Wild Coast to avoid the rainy ...
November 27, 2014
Fairies and Wildlings and 3 times the Weirdness
Blog 9 by Mick: Fairies and Wildlings and 3 times the Weirdness It was a little strange to be on ...
November 12, 2014
A Different kind of Coop
Blog 8 by Mick: A different kind of Coop We re-entered South Africa in the mid-afternoon starving for lunch, so ...
November 3, 2014
A Cozy Blankie with your Coup d’Etat?
Blog 7 by Tan: A Cozy Blankie with your Coup d'Etat? In the last blog I mentioned that there was ...
October 22, 2014
In the Shadow of Moshoehshoe
Blog 6 by Tan: In the Shadow of Moshoehshoe After entering Losotho we headed straight for Katse Lodge overlooking Katse ...
October 14, 2014
Return to the Mountain Kingdom
Blog 5 by Mick: Return to The Mountain Kingdom We woke more rested but found our room at the Amphitheatre ...
September 27, 2014
The Roof of Africa
Blog 4 by Mick: The Roof of Africa We woke still quite stiff and sore from our exploits at KwaGengeshe ...
September 6, 2014
Ambush at KwaGengeshe
Blog 3 by Mick: Ambush at KwaGengeshe After fixing my bike and still with access to a well-stocked shed, I ...
September 2, 2014
Sickness, Sani Pass and Sticky Date Pudding
Blog 2 by Tan After a wonderful nights stay in the palatial honeymoon suite (complete with double open air showers ...
August 19, 2014
Day 1 in South Africa – How good could it get?
Blog 1 by Mick We were trying to think what would constitute a fantastic first day of riding here in ...
August 17, 2014
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