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Malawi and Busted !!!!
« on: September 21, 2010, 06:12:08 pm »
Haloo to all
This will be my first report here.

a Year ago my mate Harold said that he wanted to take 2 months off work to travel to Malawi by bike and if i would like to join him... well without too much thinking i said YES lets do it. So the saving started, less parties and booze on the weekends and suddenly the money was saved and also one year has passed.

Harold did all the research and calculation, without him this would never of happened. I suck at all of that. So this was all his trip from the beginning to tha end... As I am a working and he is still, well BUSTED.

This trip consisted of 6 countries and 10 000kms. Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.
Time was 6 weeks,

The bikes were old school and super cool.

'94 Yamaha Super Tenere  xtz 750
'99 Honda   Aftrica Twin      xrv750

Tha riders were young and willing with an open book and looking for an ADVENTURE

Harold Smook  aka moloko
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 06:15:19 pm »
Welcome back Tour & Moloko! :thumleft:
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 06:44:03 pm »
Some more photos...
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 06:49:03 pm »
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 06:51:49 pm »
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 06:54:17 pm »
hey Pete to to b here all save.

So we set off in the freezing winter cold hoping for greener and warmer pastures. It took a while.. Within our first 2 days we ran out of fuel 40 kms from Gobabis, and by some luck pulled into a really nice spot, with Harold in tow  :laughing4: The first of many tows...
 There we chilled had some kudu stakes and went on a game drive on our bikes in there bush camp.
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010, 06:54:53 pm »
Awesome guys,really awesome! :thumleft:
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 BEER..."I drink it when I`m happy or when I`m sad. I drink it when I`m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. Trifle with it if I`m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it - unless I`m thirsty"
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 07:12:42 pm »
There were a few times where we had to stop for the red lady. She was always in control of us making us stop every few days and changing plugs but never did she give up. Made us more in tune really quickly.

These little stops every now and again made the trip more real for us, these older ladies have a lotta soul..

Namibia was just a quick moving through so that we get some distance behind us. It all started in Botswana. Looking for the unpaved roads and for the adventure. we were slowly forgetting about home and slowly getting intune with our mother Africa. but that really takes some time like a few week and lots of bush camping. Harold was letting go quicker than me, i am always a bit slow.
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 07:34:18 pm »
O yes beer is readily availible everywhere...

so we drank some and visited a few bars on the way, not the best of ideas but you know, we were on holiday and a chance of a lifetime was unfolding before us where we were writting the book. before our first real bush camp, which we have still not experienced at this stage, we where really itching for the out there experience. looking for all possible places to set up camp. but fear was a factor. maybe it is where we come from that makes us weary of the danger that is ussualy not even there. because as we will only learn later as in all things in life... africa is really safe.

so you might be able to see that this trip was very emotional in many ways, all cannot be revealed in a report. so photos we will show with some snippets of script and wot it all meant for us.... :ricky:
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 07:36:37 pm »
More from botswana...
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2010, 07:41:06 pm »
I LOVE this trip of yours. the pictures speak for themselves...everyone should have such an experience...for then you can say, you have truly lived.! :thumleft:

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2010, 07:42:52 pm »
Glad you guys are back! Hopefully the plug changes on the Ten is easier than the AT :)
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2010, 07:47:59 pm »
Snafu...

No its not. Front fearings, radiator -> plugs. The whole job takes aroung 40 minutes (unpacking tools, dropping spanners, etc included). Gives you time to meet people. This morning we met anemployed music producer wanting to find out about youtube and the internet.

Kept us entertained through the plug replacement.
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2010, 07:59:30 pm »
yeah we told him about "die antwoord" and how they made it only threw the net. and how he can use the net to get people to hear about his music. this was near Gobabis.. hopefully this young dude might have the will and tallent to go big. the beats that he had on his phone of his latest production was pretty cool.

we inturn learned that there wasn't much work there and also that the hip hop scene in gobabis was actually rocking or shall we say hopping... :laughing4:

he was cool and after our 40 minute chat he was inspired by us and free internet and we were starting to get the vibe of africa,... we all have dreams and we must all struggle to get it.
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2010, 08:21:14 pm »
Hey, glad you're back.  Look forward to the rest of the report.
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2010, 08:37:01 pm »
Very nice! subscribed
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2010, 08:44:59 pm »
Lekka ride report Thanx! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2010, 10:31:53 pm »
Lekke ouens. :thumleft:
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2010, 10:41:17 pm »
Nice, keep it coming!
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2010, 10:56:19 pm »
Great pictures Rudi , nice one , looks like you went to some beautiful places , great photo narration .. looking forward to the rest .