Entries from 'roadtrip'

in the wild west

Last weekend, I went for a trip to Mabuasehube, a national park in the wild west of Botswana. From the tarred road, it takes more than 100km on a sand piste to the entrance gate and from there, another 25km to the campsite at Mabuasehube pan, so it’s really in the middle of nowhere. We…

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bella italia

A few impressions from our trip to Italy. We did quite a bit of driving, to Florence, then on to the Maremma and back to Lucca. The weather was beautiful for most of the time, and the landscape in Tuscany is pretty, as are all the old little towns.

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some snow & ice

On our way to Tuscany we went over the Alps, where we got into the first snowfall of the season.Not pretty, and not exactly what we had hoped for. But the good thing was that once we got closer to the Lago di Garda, the sky cleared and the sun was out… And luckily, the…

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roadside scenes

Some pictures from the way home to Gabs, taken from the car. Vast grassland and wide, open skies. Next to the road, some cattle and spread-out villages. Rising hills in the distance, empty land. Just across the border, but a different country indeed.

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Sunset Saturday IX

The sunset on our roadtrip to Namibia last year. It was one of those loooong days in the car – we had left rather late and had planned to cover quite some distance before the end of the day. But the sun sets quickly around here and we only saw the sunset from the car…

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a little video of our trip to Mozambique

I finally managed to upload this little fim from our roadtrip through Mozambique.We drove through Maputo, took the ferry to Catembe and then made our way through the sand and dunes to Punta do Ouro on the coast. The town of Punta do Ouro is really built on sand – no roads there! The long…

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Meandering in Maputo

On our trip to the Elephant Coast we spent some time in Maputo, a busy African city with a certain colonial chic to it. The city is full with pedestrians, the streets are lined with trees and the roads are full of potholes.There are some formerly grand houses near the Old Market and little cafes…

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trip planning

I really want to go to the beach and so we decided it’s time for another trip!In March, we are planning to go for a week-long holiday to Mozambique and the Elephant Coast, where they say there are pretty beaches, fresh seafood and green landscapes….I’ll find out if they are right and report back. But…

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a week-long drive

Last week we did a little 3600 km roadtrip through Botswana and Namibia and spent days in the car, watching the changing landscape along the road. Apart from driving we also ate fresh apple pie in Solitaire, watched the sun rise over the Namib desert, climbed Big Mama (a big red sand dune at Sossusvlei),…

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Ein Tag am Meer

In Chintza, a well-loved holiday resort on the Wild Coast, we found a perfect place to rest after spending so many hours on the road. Situated on a hill overlooking a bay we spent two nights at Buccaneer’s from where you would wake up in the morning to a beautiful sunrise and the sound of…

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walking above the clouds

The Kingdom of Lesotho is quite unaccessible because it is soo high up and surrounded by lots of mountains. The Sani-Pass is the only way to get into it from the Southern side and it took a long and bumpy uphill ride in a trustworthy landrover to get there. Of course, this was not the…

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Capetonian Views

Everyone told me how beautiful Capetown is but still I wasn’t quite prepared for the outstanding beauty of this part of the world.After a long and rainy day in the car we arrived at sunset from the Sir Lowry’s Pass and for the first time I loved the traffic jam because that meant I could…

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end of roadtrip

So….our great roadtrip ended in Bariloche! And while we were all happy to leave the dust and gravel roads behind us, it was also a little sad to let our tiny, but brave car go; and say goodbye to lonely roads, wide skies and the feeling of endless freedom. After more than 2500km and 11…

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Piltriquitron Challenge

The city of El Bolson is surrounded by many mountains which are great for hiking. I really wanted to climb one of them and so we decided to give the Monte Piltriquitron a try. From the trail you have a great view towards the city and the panorama, but the last part of the hike…

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