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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Africa - Photoreport (Prague to Cape Town)
« Reply #201 on: March 29, 2017, 12:47:45 am »
This is one of the most amazing RR's and I can't understand how I missed it?

The Roman ruins in the Middle East and North Africa always fascinates me and it's a pity that the history was not very well recorded throughout ancient times.
One think you have done a bit of traveling till you stumble onto a thread like this....

Never though one can travel safely through Syria on a bike, as I have worked for a while on the road bordering Iraq and Syria in 2005/6 and is was extremely dangerous there back then for any x patriots!

Martin your photography is really good, it tells the story and I hope you get time to continue this thread!
 

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Re: Africa - Photoreport (Prague to Cape Town)
« Reply #202 on: March 31, 2017, 09:31:01 am »
Thanx Tom, your post revived this report which I haven't read before. I enjoyed every moment of it over the past couple of days when I had the time. Xpat, there is serious pressure on you to complete this, we are all looking forward to the rest!
 

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Re: Africa - Photoreport (Prague to Cape Town)
« Reply #203 on: April 07, 2017, 09:09:42 pm »
X-Pat you have captured a wonderful lifetime experience, This trip describes a brave adventurous person willing to take risks after careful assessment of conditions. RESPECT Sir, thank you for sharing. thoroughly entertaining. I am one of those who would have loved to do a trip like this. B T W you certainly have an eye for good photography.
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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Africa - Photoreport (Prague to Cape Town)
« Reply #204 on: April 09, 2017, 12:26:58 am »
I have now finished reading about the white water rafting in Uganda, and read this RR like a weekly magazine as I refuse to continue before I see all the pics. That means hitting the refresh button constantly but it is worth the while. Amazing report and pictures giving one a real and trueful reflection of what Africa is all about. It reminds me of good times, a love affair with Africa which started 2004 in the DRC with demining. I have never been to Europe or a first world country other than Dubai for visas, but I still dream about Africa.....It is in Africa where I have learned the true meaning of 'less is more'.

Every place in Africa I have visited, there was some strange 'Muzungu' (white man) who has decided to stay. In 'Wau' South Sudan I met a Dutchman who cycled many years back to Africa and decided to stay once he reached Wau and became a welder. In Marsabit I met a guy that can do anything, from furniture to fixing vehicles to machining (engineering) and his sons are just as capable (Marsabit Kenya) and in Turkana (Lodwar) I met a guy who came from the USA and bought a drill rig and he is doing water wells (water is very deep in the Chalbe desert and now I cannot recall the other desert in North Kenya - he has been living there for many years and also operates in East Ethiopia (Jijiga) all the way to Puntland. In Bukavu I have met a Frenshman running a security business (like body guarding) and 4x4 vehicle rental. There were more but these were just the interesting guys which I got to work and deal with.

Brilliant RR like said and I will eventually get to work through it!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #205 on: April 13, 2017, 12:49:35 pm »
sub. In case Xpat gets the opportunity to finish it.

This RR was what got me through the inhumanely long 4-day week!
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« Reply #206 on: April 13, 2017, 03:31:07 pm »
Xpat, i have now read this RR for second time and apart from your writing skills i love the way you photograph the daily routine and people going about their day. No posers.
Please explain a bit more about the sand riding. How did you do it ? thank you.  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #207 on: May 03, 2017, 03:01:14 pm »
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« Reply #208 on: February 28, 2018, 07:45:34 am »
2018 reminder Xpat :)

Great R/R and some really good pic's
 

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Re: Africa - Photoreport (Prague to Cape Town)
« Reply #209 on: February 28, 2018, 06:04:40 pm »
BRILLIANT!!!!come on,finish the RR please
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« Reply #210 on: May 04, 2018, 09:10:07 am »
No pressure.  :sip:
 

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Re: Africa - Photoreport (Prague to Cape Town)
« Reply #211 on: May 09, 2018, 11:55:55 am »
Absolutely brilliant RR Martin  :thumleft:

I have just finished reading it (even though it is not finished yet) and am left in complete awe and envy of your trip and experiences ...and even moreso because I know you now and we have just experienced Kaokoland together

That pig of big heavy GS must have been hard work ...good thing you were still young, dumb and strong in those days

Very well done ...I look forward to more
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