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Old 08-28-2013, 03:55 PM   #91
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And these two when we came out from dinner
Great photo Todd. I'm waiting for the crazy colored public buses like were in Central America.

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Old 08-30-2013, 04:35 AM   #92
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Great info. Really enjoying following your cultural indoctrination. I lived over in Cairo, Egypt for a while and had many similar experiences

Took me a few days to get used to morning prayer being belted thru a PA System. Everyone in Egypt uses those on demand water heaters so getting used to their propane sales tactics, Took some time. A man & his donkey pulling a wagon filled with LP tanks beating on an empty tank in rappid succession with a hammer, Sat me straight up in bed at 6am
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:24 AM   #93
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So what they do in Dakar to celebrate Labor Day?
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:57 AM   #94
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Great photo Todd. I'm waiting for the crazy colored public buses like were in Central America.

I'll have to catch a few of those buses. They paint them up but not as well as they do in Central America.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:59 AM   #95
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So what they do in Dakar to celebrate Labor Day?
Not sure what everyone else was doing but we were at the beach in Saly! We had a nice weekend doing nothing but hanging out by the pool with friends and having a few cocktails. No internet, no phone calls and no call to prayer at 0530.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:00 AM   #96
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Not sure what everyone else was doing but we were at the beach in Saly! We had a nice weekend doing nothing but hanging out by the pool with friends and having a few cocktails. No internet, no phone calls and no call to prayer at 0530.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #97
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Sorry Lance, no photos of the ladies; that probably wouldn't have gone over so well with the Mrs. Here are a couple of the pool and the yard though.





It was a great house but in typical African style, the hot tub had bubbles but no heat. It even had the switch in place just to get our hopes up that much more but we got nothing. And of course about every hour we had someone at the gate trying to sell us everything from eggs to Afri-crap.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #98
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Damn Todd, that made my blood pressure rise just reading about it! Glad it's all sorted out (for the time being). Say, do you know anything about Algeria, Western Sahara, and Mauritania? Especially safety wise for a person traveling by motorcycle? I'm starting to put together my itinerary for next summer, and I was thinking about checking out the Iberian peninsula (Spain & Portugal), and figured I might take a ferry and go to Morocco just to say I've been to Africa on a motorcycle. Then it occurred to me that Dakar is just a little bit farther down the road. Only thing is I'd have to traverse through either Algeria, Western Sahara, and Mauritania. Any thoughts?
Hey Denis,
I asked around and it sounds like the best bet these days is running the coast down through Western Sahara and Mauritania. Inland seems to be a lot more sketchy. I'd check the Hubb to see who's traveling those routes as you get closer to your trip and see if it's getting better or worse.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #99
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You are so right about the walls and broken glass Lance. RaiderRed came up with "Afri-crap" and it's so freaking true.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #100
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more pixs please....

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Old 09-05-2013, 03:27 PM   #101
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Hey Scotty. I'll see what I can dig up. How was STL? You get your fill of Imo's and Schlafly?
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #102
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Man... every time I see you posted in your thread I hope to see that crate #6 arrived with your 690. This waiting has to suck ass for you.
Not trying to rub salt, just commiserating. Fingers crossed.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:49 PM   #103
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man... Every time i see you posted in your thread i hope to see that crate #6 arrived with your 690.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #104
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Well, the HHE did make it to port yesterday. It's here in Dakar and they say the bike really is in crate #6. Now we have to wait and see how long the Customs guys take before letting me have it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #105
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Well, the HHE did make it to port yesterday. It's here in Dakar and they say the bike really is in crate #6. Now we have to wait and see how long the Customs guys take before letting me have it.

That's great news.
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