Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kenya - Nairobi

Day 140
Kenya, Nairobi

Moyale – Marsabit – Isiolo Journey – the second part.

In Marsabit it took almost half of the day to have the the car of the Dutch to get repaired ( muffler welding, tire patching ). So our plan is not to drive any further that day. One can`t reach very far in half a day and it`s more reliable to drive in this way that the next place will be reached by the evening. The place – that is Isiolo. This area was said to be not very safe for riding at night.

We find the camping

The place is a surprise in a good sense. Cold and hot water, electricity, fridge with Coca and Sprite.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kenya - Marsabit Road

Day 135
Nairobi, Kenya
Jungle Junction Camping

There is left-side traffic in Kenya. Fortunately the change from right – side traffic to the left – side was not too abrubt, because ever since Egypt it was possible to practise driving on the left. When needful even on the highway opposite direction was used, not to speak about Kairo.

And one more observation, planning to drive from Europe to South Africa or for example From Namibia to Netherlands – then the most fundamental issue is the intention and wish to make this classical Cape-Cairo route. The make and the age of the car is not very important.
Some examples:
Volkswagen of 1970, 41 years old. From Namiibia to Netherlands.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In Ethiopia again

Day 125
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.

It was said that the condition of the road from Djibouti to Ethiopia is really good. And so it was. It took two days.

Marabous by the road – or to be more accurate - Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Friday, May 6, 2011

Djibouti - Lac Abbe

Day 121
Written in Ethiopia.

Lac Abbe is a salt lake situated on the border of Djibouti and Ethiopia. It was said to be a place of unearthly scenary, because the first „Planet of the Apes„ is filmed there.

This kind of a view on the spot. The photo was taken shortly after the sunrise this morning.
But the whole story started this way: The plan was to visit Lac Abbe and then drive back to Ethiopia.