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« Reply #720 on: March 06, 2014, 09:09:37 pm »
Funny  :imaposer:. I was their in 2009 . Took a wrong turn down to the harbour , also had okes shouting at me . U- turned and was out of there like a shot.
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« Reply #721 on: March 12, 2014, 05:29:20 pm »
Funny  :imaposer:. I was their in 2009 . Took a wrong turn down to the harbour , also had okes shouting at me . U- turned and was out of there like a shot.

And I for a moment thought that I might have imagined this. Maputo is not a place for the fainthearted.

From the harbour it was to the toll gate. Thank goodness I was not traveling in the opposite direction. What the guy in the White Venture was doing is a normal thing in Maputo.

I really could not wait to get out of there.
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« Reply #722 on: March 13, 2014, 10:28:25 am »

There are some nice residential developments on the outer edge of Maputo.

The scenery on the road from Maputo to RSA is really a let down and will not be the type of exit I will choose for the end of my next venture into Africa. It should be more spectacular, more memorable.
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« Reply #723 on: March 13, 2014, 10:42:07 am »
The toll road from Maputo to RSA is not the gravel that I would have liked to finish my trip into RSA on, but at this stage, I was looking forward to getting back to my home country. Moz has a uneasy feel to it.

I stopped at the toll sign and scraped together all my local cash to ensure I had enough to go through.
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« Reply #724 on: March 24, 2014, 08:19:06 am »

The border crossing on Moz side went without a hitch.

I could not wait to get into South Africa, but it still remains a bitter-sweet feeling as you don't really want the experience to end.
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« Reply #725 on: March 25, 2014, 01:07:29 pm »
Nerve wracking!
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« Reply #726 on: March 27, 2014, 08:52:28 pm »
Jaloers my maat, ek het nou Ted Simon se 2 boeke deur gelees en sien in n mate deur sy reise soos n advontuurlustige soos jou self wat hy gesien het, wat joune lekker maak is die kiekies. Well done, jy het gedoen wat van ons net kan droom en dit nogal alleen. ONE DAY, defnitief!!!
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #727 on: March 28, 2014, 09:13:44 am »
Jaloers my maat, ek het nou Ted Simon se 2 boeke deur gelees en sien in n mate deur sy reise soos n advontuurlustige soos jou self wat hy gesien het, wat joune lekker maak is die kiekies. Well done, jy het gedoen wat van ons net kan droom en dit nogal alleen. ONE DAY, defnitief!!!

Hey - ek was ook darem saam vir helfde van die toer , en ook alleen terug gery .
 

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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #728 on: March 29, 2014, 02:15:09 pm »
Jaloers my maat, ek het nou Ted Simon se 2 boeke deur gelees en sien in n mate deur sy reise soos n advontuurlustige soos jou self wat hy gesien het, wat joune lekker maak is die kiekies. Well done, jy het gedoen wat van ons net kan droom en dit nogal alleen. ONE DAY, defnitief!!!

Hey - ek was ook darem saam vir helfde van die toer , en ook alleen terug gery .

Sorry Ingelsman, jammer dat ek nie erkenning gee, jy  het self n ent alleen gery wens ek kon saam. Soos ek se One Day my friend!
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« Reply #729 on: March 31, 2014, 12:56:43 pm »
Jaloers my maat, ek het nou Ted Simon se 2 boeke deur gelees en sien in n mate deur sy reise soos n advontuurlustige soos jou self wat hy gesien het, wat joune lekker maak is die kiekies. Well done, jy het gedoen wat van ons net kan droom en dit nogal alleen. ONE DAY, defnitief!!!

Hey - ek was ook darem saam vir helfde van die toer , en ook alleen terug gery .

Sorry Ingelsman, jammer dat ek nie erkenning gee, jy  het self n ent alleen gery wens ek kon saam. Soos ek se One Day my friend!


Ja, hoe kon jy van Murphy vergeet. Die man is deur Zim op sy eie.

Ek ry Junie weer. Botswana / Zambia / Tanzania / Zanzibar / Tanzania / Zambia / Zimbabwe vir 2 maande. Gaan die trip doen as fondsinsameling vir 'n kinder tehuis.

Jy moet plan maak, Diffie, want as jy weer die goeters uit jou oe vee, is dit te laat.

Lees die fine print. You only have one life, ride for as much of it as possible.

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« Reply #730 on: April 04, 2014, 11:14:06 am »

I was so glad to get to the RSA border. Over on that side, I could relax again. Even if I got a speeding fine, the chances of landing in jail are slim. Although, after all my wonderful personal experiences with the Namibian, Zambian, Malawian and Mozambican people, I had no real basis for this, there is always this edgy feeling that you just cannot shake.

In my haste, I forgot to stop and have a document signed and I was directed back. Not a problem, I was nearly there.
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« Reply #731 on: April 04, 2014, 11:22:43 am »

Back in there, get it done. Past the gate house, over the stop, through the gate and I am back in South Africa.

I don't care what anyone says, do a trip like this and, no matter what happens in this beautiful country, that we call home, it is easier to bear, because you become more appreciative of what we have. And we have a lot. More than what most of us will acknowledge.
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« Reply #732 on: April 04, 2014, 11:33:03 am »
Hooray!!! :blob3:AT LAST!! Now we can sort any problem out!
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« Reply #733 on: April 04, 2014, 11:36:29 am »
Hooray!!! :blob3:AT LAST!! Now we can sort any problem out!


My thoughts exactly.
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« Reply #734 on: April 04, 2014, 11:40:49 am »

Taxis...........

On the Mozambican side........

and on the South African side.
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« Reply #735 on: April 04, 2014, 11:49:23 am »

South Africa..............our land.

How blue were the skies that day!!!!!



Excuse the quality of the photos, I was in a hurry to get to JHB to see my son.
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« Reply #736 on: April 04, 2014, 12:13:24 pm »
Yup we always think the grass is greener and the sky bluer? on the other side but there is nothing like HOME SWEET HOME ;D
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« Reply #737 on: April 09, 2014, 09:52:29 am »

It is amazing how we do not realise how easily we can get things here in South Africa until they are not readily available. I could not wait to find a shop to get a chocolate Steri Stumpie and a Kit Kat.

It tasted like home.
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« Reply #738 on: May 06, 2014, 12:50:05 pm »

My apologies for not finishing this RR yet (he said opening himself to some barbed banter), but I have been busy with the planning of the next trip which will be a fundraiser for a children's home.

Please check out the website at www.adventureriding4good.org. I will also soon be posting under Planning a Ride.
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #739 on: May 08, 2014, 11:52:50 am »
Good one Daskop

Nothing like that feeling going through the border back into SA and stopping at the very first shop  ;D  :thumleft:
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