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Archive of month: July 2012

Trapped In Travel Purgatory

Photo taken from the ferry by Carola during the crossing of Lake Nasser from Wadi Halfa to Aswan Egypt, Aswan 11 – 17/07/2012 Day 398 of our journey. We were finally in front of the ‘Arrival Hole’ (sic!) to Egypt, but more than 2 millennia late. The ancient egyptians had long disappeared, leaving behind a […]

Desertaholics

Sudan 06 – 11/07/2012 In climatically harsh corners of the world, access for routine measurements and maintenance of a weather station is impractical, so the infrared energy emitted by land can only be detected with NASA satellites. These are their [highlight color=’#393939′ background_color=’#ccff00′]top ten highest ever recorded air temperatures on the planet [/highlight] (in degrees […]

Planet Ethiopia

Ethiopia 28/06 – 06/07/2012 There’s a marvelous feeling to enter a fresh territory where, like Yusuke sings, the air is new. There’s a sense of excitement and the natural fear of the unknown. Crossing borders in Africa is also generally not easy. Custom forms and TIP need filling, passports need checking, money changers need bargaining. […]

Lalibela Ethiopia- Assume Bedazzled Position

With the impressive 4190 m Mt.Yosef in the background, Lalibela may not feel like it’s situated at 2630 m altitude. 8 centuries after king Lalibela of Zagwe dynasty dreamt to build here a new Jerusalem, this remote Ethiopian town is finally fulfilling its destiny. 11 rock-hewn churches, narrow passageways and crypts were carved into the iron-rich volcanic […]

Weather Goes Rogue In Kenya

Kenya 10 – 27/06/2012 Thank you officers, for letting us in. The 20th African border penetrated by a vehicle carrying no Carnet and the first Romanians around Africa. Get all the details on how to skip CpD here. 50 bucks paid for 30 days of man and 20 for 30 days of bike. ‘You’re not […]