Monthly Archives: March 2013

Route – Africa

Sinai 13th March – Nuweiba 10pm via fast ferry from Aqaba Jordan 15th March – route 15 East Sinai desert to Dahab. 17th March – Dahab to Sharm el Sheikl but bypassed the town and headed to the west side … Continue reading

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Cairo to Aswan

We left the bustle, the dirt and mayhem of Cairo on the 21st March and headed south to Aswan. The journey was approximately 1000km and our speed was slow, around 70-80kmph which in a way is good on our fuel … Continue reading

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Lost and Found, Who’s Springbok Rugby Jersey has been discovered West of the 1st Nile River cataract at Aswan

I’ve just found an old Springbok rugby Jersey on Bar Bar desert beach, West Bank Nile River, west of the first cataract, Aswan, Egypt. I don’t know how long it’s been there, but judging by the material and sun damage, … Continue reading

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LIFESAVER Jerry Can water purification system – sponsor

So we say thanks to “Greer” at Lifesaver Systems for your partial sponsor, we’ve had time now to test the jerry cans on “Egyptian Nile Water” and it seems as if we’ve all stayed healthy over the last few weeks. … Continue reading

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Great Sphinx of Giza

For those who drive or are driven, there’s a clock wise drive from the Pyramids of Giza which goes past the pyramids and down the hill past the Sphinx, so all these wonderful sites are in the same park. Make … Continue reading

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Pyramids of Giza

We reached the Pyramids of Giza, where a chap stopped us at the bottom of the hill and told us only government vehicles could travel up the hill and that we should park at the bottom. The staff said that … Continue reading

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Windsor Hotel, Cairo

We are now in lovely Cairo. A filthy, bustling place full of battered cars racing around to find the smallest gap to squeeze into. It is chaos here almost as bad as India when I was there in the 90’s. … Continue reading

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Dahab – Southern Sinai Egypt

We drove from Nuweiba to Dahab 90km south through blistering heat, rocky mountains and desert. Before we left we tried to fill up with diesel but there is shortage in Egypt and particularly the Sinai. There wasn’t any diesel in … Continue reading

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Blue Hole, Dahab

What a dive site. It’s simply amazing to be able to swim about 10-20 meters from the shore and then to watch the ocean drop down under you into a blue abyss teaming with fish and under water activity. Goose … Continue reading

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Windsor Hotel, shared by Michael Palin

So Michael’s around the world in 80 days while we cross it from North to South. I met Michael a few month back in St Johns Wood and mentioned our expedition and by chance came across his photo on Hotel … Continue reading

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