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Offline jimjim

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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2013, 11:53:50 am »
.. and an Austrian girl  ;)


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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2013, 12:51:51 pm »
What a lekker trip!! Waiting in anticipation for the next installment...  :bueller:
 

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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2013, 06:52:10 pm »
My brother was flying in from Cape Town with a friend of ours, Sean, to meet me in the South of Portugal for one last party before I went into Africa where he thought I wouldn't make it out alive. My friend Matt was also going to meet me there for one last time.
I left Nice mid morning, and rode the 650km to Barcelona for the night where I stayed at my usual backpackers I have stayed at the previous times I had been there. Riding through inland Spain the following day the temperature got up to 48degrees, and I was boiling in my riding gear. My SHIFT riding jacket has space for a 3L reservoir, which really came in handy that day. I spoilt my self that night and stayed at a little hotel in a small town near Seville which I got at a good rate and served cheap food and hearty portions! The next morning I set off for Faro in Portugal where I left my bike at the KTM dealer for a service. I caught a bus up to Lisbon to meet up with my brother and Sean, and found them at the hotel they were staying at. I walked in and saw my brother, and snuck up behind him to surprise his and, he got such a surprise he punched me in my nose and made it bleed for about 20minutes. Haha, it was a typical. We went out that night for a dinner and a few drinks. in the morning, nursing our first hangover that week, we headed for the South, to the party town of Lagos, where we met Matt and booked into a hotel there. It's a small town, that in Summer becomes a manic town filled with bars and restaurants, tourists from all around the world, lined with breathtaking beaches and cliffs, with warm turquoise water and loads to do. I don't think I need to tell you how good of a party we had that week.







It was a bit sad saying bye, as I knew that from here out I wouldn't meet any familiar faces, but would meet new ones that made me excited. I headed down to Tarifa Spain, which would be my last bit of Europe. I got to the port after stoping off at a supermarket and buying some non-perishables that would become my staples through Africa. Namely pasta and rice and to that I would add a quarter block of stock for flavour. Light, easy, doesn't go off easily, just needs water and his high in carbohydrates which I would need to keep my weight up. Boarded the first ferry going to Tangier. A short 40min trip. Into Africa I go..
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #83 on: February 07, 2013, 07:08:56 pm »
Awesome :D
So much of win it hurts! ^.^


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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #84 on: February 07, 2013, 07:53:18 pm »
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2013, 12:09:43 pm »
SUB  :happy1: :sip:
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #86 on: February 09, 2013, 12:22:32 pm »
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #87 on: February 09, 2013, 01:08:09 pm »
great  :thumleft:

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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #88 on: February 09, 2013, 01:16:22 pm »
This is going to be a Gr8 read.....definately sudscribe :thumleft:
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #89 on: February 09, 2013, 03:06:51 pm »
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km.
« Reply #90 on: February 11, 2013, 09:08:45 pm »
Really looking forward to the rest..  :ricky:
Keep up the good work :thumleft:
 

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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #91 on: February 12, 2013, 04:52:48 pm »
Hi Robski nice RR keep it coming thanks Schalk.
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #92 on: February 12, 2013, 05:11:10 pm »
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #93 on: February 13, 2013, 09:20:11 pm »
Looking good!!

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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #94 on: February 14, 2013, 09:16:14 pm »
Very nice RR so far.
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #95 on: February 20, 2013, 06:38:01 am »
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #96 on: February 20, 2013, 07:47:09 am »
And then.............?
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #97 on: February 20, 2013, 11:43:17 am »
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #98 on: February 20, 2013, 02:41:37 pm »
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Re: Norway to South Africa. 37 000km. Solo.
« Reply #99 on: February 20, 2013, 04:48:41 pm »
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