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Old 05-04-2013, 07:01 AM   #42
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In Ethiopia

After spending a few days at Jungle Junction in Nairobi servicing the bike and visiting the Masai Mara national park we decided to head north and face the infamous road from Isiolo to Moyale.

Since it is the rainy season we decided to hire a 4x4 pick-up truck and load up the bike. By the time we start driving the 500 kms to the Ethiopia border it was midday/noon.

Above is a picture of one of the better roads as we left isiolo. From there the road got much worse. Since the driver and owner of the truck were scared that it might start raining we drove 18 hours straight mostly through the night and we have not pictures.

However, I'll share with you the picture of the road from a fellow traveler that did the same road a few days apart from us

The road was miles and miles of mud, deep mud and very deep mud. There were trucks that have been stuck there for almost a week waiting for it to dry so they could continue.

It was definitely a unique experience to be with a driver high on khat (a plant that gives you a high similar to cocaine) that had never driven a 4x4, riding at night in one of the more dangerous roads in east Africa for 18 hours straights....

Anyway... we were lucky that we made it so quickly and that we are safely in Ethiopia.

This upcoming week we continue into Sudan and then Egypt.

We plan to finish the ride and reach Cairo at the end of May. In June I'm planning to organize a tour in Nicaragua and ride from coast to coast
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