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Archive of month: August 2012

Africa 420 – Romania 1

Turkey – Bulgaria – Romania 30/07 – 02/08 We knew the drill. We had a killer time. We came, we saw, we hung with the people, we went to bed late, we forgot to stay with the programme. Next morning our mission was to cut across central Turkey, from Cappadocia to the Aegean coast. Too […]

The Beautiful Freaks of Cappadocia

Turkey 28 – 30/07 About half-morning on the fourth day since we had climbed aboard, the ship was not alone anymore. The sea appeared to be as changeless as always, but in the early haze of sun, a couple of ships – of which not a glimpse had been given before – littered the horizon. […]

Cape Town To Cairo by motorbike. Done!

We need to admit this upfront: Cape Town to Cairo by motorbike was a fast ride. It’s been hard to wrap our heads around it, with countries changing sometimes on a weekly basis. The East route is arguably considered The Easy One. Partly because you can basically drive a fully automatic city car all the […]

The Thousand And One Egyptian Sins

Syria becoming a bloodbath has rendered our plans to continue across the Middle East, towards Asia, obsolete. The only way out of Africa – a continent we are seriously thinking to adopt as home one day – is either west (Libya, Tunisia, then cheap Grimaldi ferry to Sicily) or north-east by ro-ro ship to Turkey. […]

Ramadan In Cairo

Cairo 19 – 24/07/2012 The Tale of the Jewish Physician’ from the ‘Thousand and One Arabian Nights’ (now believed by scholars to have been written by a Cairene in the late medieval period) contains this text: “He who hath not seen Cairo hath not seen the world: her soil is gold, her Nile is a […]