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Browsing Archive: October, 2011

From the Desert to the Highlands, hello Ethiopia!

Posted by Ria Moothilal on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : On the road 
 19 October 2011

Howzit! I write this not from a stunning beach, but a crumby “hotel” in Addis. The past two weeks have been rather interesting, and pleasantly surprising.

Lets start off with the end of the Kenyan leg, Marsabit to Moyale. You might have heard stories of terrible road conditions, or perhaps, banditry as the reason for us taking a truck on the last 250 odd kilometres in Moyale. Both partially true. The road is no doubt atrocious, and cycling across it would have been tou...

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Marangu to Marsabit

Posted by Imraan Sayed on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : On the road 

7000km and country number 7 (Kenya)

With our quads still feeling the deep burn from our Kilimanjaro hike, we  crossing into Kenya back on the road and climbing into Kenya.  Lodging close to the border at what we thought was affordable accommodation we realised the next day it was probably for good times :)                                     

                                               Border crossing into Kenya

Border crossing into Kenya was a breeze with friendly officials and a 1 month ...
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Part 2 of 2: The Kilimanjaro ascent

Posted by Jiten Magan on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : On the road 
We got back to the Marangu Hotel on Friday 2nd and eagerly awaited the arrival of Donna (my girlfriend), Ashley (Ria's cousin's husband) and Kenneth (Ashley's friend). With the ascension team finally assembled we spent a day at the hotel resting and getting kitted out. Because we are cycling we were unable to bring any gear from home and all our gear was hired through the hotel. Ria managed to acquire a clown's top which we dubbed the 'happy jacket' as whoever looked at the yellow, red and bl...

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