It’s a holiday in Kenya! (Borana Ranch, Kenya – KM 16,405)

It’s a holiday in Kenya! (Borana Ranch, Kenya – KM 16,405)

Our guidebook of Kenya considered the road south from Lodwar towards Kitale “diabolical”, an hardly recognizable stretch of pavement laid in the 1980s and abandoned thereafter. After ten kilometres, when Pierre had what felt like a millionth flat tire, and a white truck approached our location on a parallel sandyRead More »






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The only way out is through! (Lodwar, Kenya – KM 15,680)

The only way out is through! (Lodwar, Kenya – KM 15,680)

I am not going to lie, we were suffering from Ethiopia-fatigue when we left the Forty Springs Hotel‘s shady garden in Arba Minch. With our eyes on the prize, Kenya, we pressed on towards one of Ethiopia’s most distinctive region: the hot and dry Lower Omo Valley and its manyRead More »






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Rocking and Rolling to and from Addis Ababa! (Arba Minch, Ethiopia – KM 15,130)

Rocking and Rolling to and from Addis Ababa! (Arba Minch, Ethiopia – KM 15,130)

From the 2,400-metre high ridge at Lalibela it is a nice descent on pavement towards the airport, and another snapped brake cable for Pierre! The low quality spare parts we have been able to find locally, combined with Ethiopia’s dramatic topography have seen us restocking weekly with these useless cables,Read More »






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Higher and Lower! (Lalibela, Ethiopia – KM 14,335)

Higher and Lower! (Lalibela, Ethiopia – KM 14,335)

On the list of nomadic peoples we would like to meet and learn from stands the tall and skinny Afars of the Danakil Depression. Pastoralists in search of grass for their animals, the Afar people also collect salt from mineral deposits—created as water from the Red Sea repeatedly flooded the DepressionRead More »