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Old 02-28-2014, 08:22 PM   #151
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #152
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A dream come true. PATAGONIA.



As described by the book of Bruce Chatwin “PATAGONIA”, the name Patagonia comes from the nicknames given by Magellan’s crew to the native of this land. (The Tehuelche tribe). Magellan arrived in 1520 in Puerto San Julian. The crew called these people “Patagoni” which means big feet. The look of being big footed derived from wearing heavy furs to protect their feet from the rigid climate that is experienced on this part of the planet.

Matteo in Patagonia


We are crossing lands where nature’s strength is tangible. Even with this harsh climate and difficult landscape men-kind were able to start a life and build little villages here. Many of these places were reachable only by see. No possibilities of building any kinds of roads due to the complex land formation.

Route to the end of the world.



Typical Landscape



Only Augusto Pinochet in the 1980′s had the will and power to start building a road that would be known as Carretera Austral. The scope of this road was to unify Chile as a country and its path goes through many unbelievable scenery and landscapes. Many areas along the Carretera Austral have now turned into National Parks. Many Volcanos are present in this part of Chile. An example is the Volcano Chaiten that completely destroyed the village below in 2008.

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Old 03-08-2014, 02:29 PM   #153
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fantastic photography! beautiful. You guys are doing things right!
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:31 PM   #154
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Very soon other information and pictures.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:32 PM   #155
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fantastic photography! beautiful. You guys are doing things right!
Thanks. We loved your country. Great people. We will be back.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:06 AM   #156
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3RD SEGMENT OF OUR TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. Tumaini Children Foundation. AFRICA.

AFRICA


We Can’t believe we are already looking into booking flights to Cape Town in South Africa. Our motorcycles are on the boat and they will arrive in a month from now. It seems like yesterday that i was packing my gear for what became the first segment of the trip around the world “From Italy to Mongolia”. I remember that in Greece, during that segment i was doubting myself that this dream of mine could become a reality. Three years later here we are. Still going. We went from Italy to Japan, crossing spectacular countries such as Uzbekistan and Mongolia, Then from the Canadian Arctic ocean to Ushuaia at the bottom of Argentina, crossing of course all beautiful Central America, and now the last but not least continent. AFRICA. So many expectations and hopes. Of course we will try to document as much as possible this truly magical journey that we are soon about to take. We don’t usually have a set itinerary when we travel but below is a rough estimate of our route.

After helping the children of “Kindergarden 58″ in Mongolia, The “Virgen de fatima” in Bolivia we are now trying to make a little difference to the children of the Tumaini children foundation in Arusha Tanzania. With your help, Matteo and myself, are hoping to replicate the success of the previous projects undertaken in the past.



TUMAINI CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

Tumaini Children’s Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organization dedicated to the care, support and education of orphaned and needy children in and around Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania. TUMAINI Children’s Foundation, or (TUCHIFO, – acronyms are VERY popular in Tanzania) has acquired its NGO registration (United Republic of Tanzania, Non-Governmental Organization Act, 2002, Section 12(2) of Act. No. 24 of 2002, Certificate No. 3232) and has received charitable registration approval from Revenue Canada. TUCHIFO has no religious affiliation, most simply put; the level of need dictates the level of assistance TUCHIFO provides.

Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2008 it was ranked (based on 2006 stats) 162nd out of 177 countries on the UNDP Human Development Index. Canada was ranked #3. This index references quality of life, life expectancy, standards of living, education, etc. Malaria kills one in five Tanzanian children. The human decimation of HIV/AIDS has left a population of almost 50% children (under fourteen years of age). Less than 5% of children in Tanzania complete secondary school and many will not even finish their primary educations because of the cost. For one child to attend public school, (where classes approximate one hundred students per teacher and students attend without pens, pencils, paper, desks, etc.) a family must allocate the equivalent of almost $100 Cdn. per child to cover the cost of: watchman/water/school maintenance/desk $40; uniform shirts (2) $10; uniform skirt/trouser $10; uniform sweater $10, uniform shoes and polish $15, uniform socks $2, school book bag $5; exercise books $5. $100 equates to ¼ of the average annual household income of $395 Cdn. and is impossible for most families to commit to a child’s education. TUCHIFO’s objective is to acquire sponsorship for all of our children to attend non-government schools, where classes are closer to 30 students/teacher and children are taught English (public primary education is taught in Swahili), which they will require to continue in secondary school because that is taught in English. Lacking a fundamental understanding of English, both written and spoken is a serious impediment to educational advancement. Private school tuition averages Cdn. $600/year/child plus the cost of uniforms (Cdn. $50). “Our vision is to support our children through secondary and even post secondary education in order to give them the best chance at a full life.” Says Mrs Cherie Szucs, Founder of the Tumaini Children foundation.



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Old 12-29-2014, 11:57 AM   #158
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I really like This Photo.
Thanks. It was taken in Patagonia. Argentina. Pretty soon some great ones from Africa.
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South Africa

We Can’t believe we are already looking into booking flights to Cape Town in South Africa. Our motorcycles are on the boat and they will arrive in a month from now. It seems like yesterday that i was packing my gear for what became the first segment of the trip around the world “From Italy to Mongolia”. I remember that in Greece, during that segment i was doubting myself that this dream of mine could become a reality. Three years later here we are. Still going. We went from Italy to Japan, crossing spectacular countries such as Uzbekistan and Mongolia, Then from the Canadian Arctic ocean to Ushuaia at the bottom of Argentina, crossing of course all beautiful Central America, and now the last but not least continent. AFRICA. So many expectations and hopes. Of course we will try to document as much as possible this truly magical journey that we are soon about to take. We don’t usually have a set itinerary when we travel but below is a rough estimate of our route.


After helping the children of “Kindergarden 58″ in Mongolia, The “Virgen de fatima” in Bolivia we are now trying to make a little difference to the children of the Tumaini children foundation in Arusha Tanzania. With your help, Matteo and myself, are hoping to replicate the success of the previous projects undertaken in the past.

TUMAINI CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION


Tumaini Children’s Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organization dedicated to the care, support and education of orphaned and needy children in and around Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania. TUMAINI Children’s Foundation, or (TUCHIFO, – acronyms are VERY popular in Tanzania) has acquired its NGO registration (United Republic of Tanzania, Non-Governmental Organization Act, 2002, Section 12(2) of Act. No. 24 of 2002, Certificate No. 3232) and has received charitable registration approval from Revenue Canada. TUCHIFO has no religious affiliation, most simply put; the level of need dictates the level of assistance TUCHIFO provides.





Hello friends,family and followers. We have arrived in Capetown for a few days now and unfortunatly we weren’t able to pick up our bikes and start the adventure right away. It is a long story but hopefully this delay will not jeopardize our mission to help less fortunate children in this magnificent continent.

Matteo and myself always had positive attitude in our journey around the world and that has helped us in finding people always willing to help us whatever the situation might have been. In this respect we have to mention David and Jennifer. They are the owners of the B&B we are staying. They helped us maintaining our stress level to a minimum while we were trying to clear some bureaucratic procedure in town. Their house is warm and welcoming. If you visit the city in the future we highly recommend to stay at their place.

David and Jennifer with some friends welcoming us




David and Jennifer




At Home with Zorro,Perdy and Kylie



Another amazing person is Adrian. Adrian is the owner of ECONOTRANS which is the company we used to ship our motorcycles to South Africa. Adrian has helped us immensely. His expertise and know-how were crucial to our departure. Again, if anyone plans to ship their vehicle to South Africa to/from anywhere in the world, ECONOTRANS is the company to contact.


Adrian Schultz from Econotrans




Let’s not forget we are in a pretty special place full of culture and history so let’s go and explore as much as possible while we wait the permission to depart on our journey with our bikes toward Tanzania.
















You can’t be in Cape Town and don’t go visit Robben Island.


Robben Island is internationally known for the fact that Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars before the fall of apartheid. Robben Island is both a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Panorama Of Cape town.



Political leaders that were in prison in Robben Island. Mandela is the second from left



Political prisoners going back home after being released at the end of apartheid.


Nelson Mandela cell





Matteo in Nelson Mandela cell.







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Namibia

Namibia

Left Cape town early in the morning in order to reach Namibia as soon as possible and make up for the lost time clearing our bikes into South Africa. Cape Town is about 800 KM to the Namibian border. The procedure to clear the bikes out of South Africa was pretty simple procedure but still required a couple of hours waiting at the border. Entering into Namibia was a piece of cake in comparison. All we needed to do was registered with immigration and pay a road tax in the amount of $ 22 per bike. That is it. The simpler border crossing we ever encounter since our departure from this trip around the world.



Our first impression about Namibia is a bare and dry deserted country resembling Turkmenistan. We decide to go visit the FISH RIVER CANYON, which is known to be the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon in the USA.

Fish River Canyon




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Namibia is the first country where we feel we are in Africa. The landscape, color, people are magical. South Africa was great but we did not have a chance to visit the way we wanted to. What we visited did not transport us in Africa as the country is very westernized. Cape Town especially.

The trails we choose to do with our motorcycles are a dream come true. They are large bare and dry.









Last night we decided to camp in the desert. The plan is to go to bed very early as we have to make some time to get back on our schedule.

We wake up after an amazing night under the stars and get ourselves together for what will be a long day riding through Namibia. Not much to share other than showing some photos of the day. Drove for about 8 hours in a unbearable heat.























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