Category: Overland

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The waterfront at the sailing club is beautiful 7

To Khartoum

As always, I throughly enjoy the first few days in a new country. Crossing into Sudan the changes are much more noticeable than other parts of Africa, and I immediately feel extremely welcome and...

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 13

Ethiopia Ends / Into Sudan

Moving down from the mountains we camp a night in the parking lot of a hostel in bustling Gondar, where we also wander around and re-supply everything we need. Town is still hopping from...

I always enjoy a good hike 4

The Simien Mountains Part 2

The temperature plummets overnight, and I’m staggered by just how cold I feel wearing all my cold-weather gear from Northern Canada. In reality it only drops to about 46F(8C), making me realize how utterly...

Happily doing their thing in the mountains 3

The Simien Mountains Part 1

Again I’m lucky buying gas, and actually fill up at two different stations that don’t even have a waiting line. The official price is just under $3/gal, and I’m happy to keep the main...

jeep-mountains 0

Back Into Ethiopia

I psych myself up for the drive back and up over the nasty road, and clear the city early in the morning. Of course the worst of the road is not nearly so bad...

Another beach 0

Around Djibouti

Truth be told, the primary reason I was excited to come to Djibouti was the prospect of swimming with Whale Sharks, which are said to practically invade the bay here during this time of...

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