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Old 03-24-2013, 12:22 AM   #31
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Glued. fantastic adventure.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:08 AM   #32
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magnifique!

Superbe,
j'ai un projet similaire pour l'été prochain sur la même route (et un autre en back up dépendant de mon employeur!).

Je risque de t'ennuyer avec quelques questions par PM si tu veux bien,


bonne route...
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #33
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superb .. pour more picture and ride safe & take care of yourself .. thanking you for sharing the travel report ...
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #34
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Yep, count me in with the jealous ones! This looks amazing. Will be following for sure!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #35
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très bon! Je vais suivre la trace.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #36
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Subscribed! Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #37
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Just subscribed to this. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:30 AM   #38
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it continues ...

One more week of Namibian roads ....

So last time I was in windhoek, and I put myself on the bike for another o boring straight line....
I don't remenber how many hours did it takes me to arrive because i was sleeping..

It is the famous skeleton coast, ocean here is reaally cold because of an antartic current, but it is also really full of fish so full of fishermens
And also seal, a full colony of more than 150 000 seals, and you know what ? seals stink so much Please install a seal bathroom here !!!


After a rest to do so shopping I take a dirt road to I don't know where


and arrive in a town called Brandberg where I can count as musch a 4 houses I think, town is close to ancient peint and sacreed moutan so have to see that

and so take the gravel road !

Then i decide to go north until I saw signs everywhere to see something from another planet so I must check by myself !

So this is a rock coming from space and arrive in nambia and decide to stay here to make money with tourism, good idea so far !

So a friend who has also a huge load, had a chat and take a souvenir pic


And then I had another huge day of straight boring road to meet popa falls, where you can't see falls because of reconstruction
So I decide to take a tour on boat to enjoy wild life












so nothing really new

I had a nice discuss with police who genlty warm me to stop next time I saw a stop police sign They usually sleep so much that I don't want to disturb !

Next week Zambia !! Vic falls, lusaka and I don't know where !
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #39
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Nice one!

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Old 04-09-2013, 11:04 AM   #40
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zambie me...

pfff guys sorry for the big delay but hard to find a decent wifi here

Anyway here i am in zambie !! yes I know everybody know this countrie it's very famous for ... i don't why in fact ???? do you really know it ??

And so i cross the border between namibia and zambia and it was really really funny Get out from Namibia is easy, I stamp my passport and the carnet de passage of the bike, then write my false details on a toilet paper and give it to an officer who looks like a simcard vendor ...
And then you enter Zambia and now you really feel an African spirit ! First of all they ask for a visa fee in US dollars, why ?? no idea the official money is Kwacha ... so you have maybe ten guys who are running after you for black change. But if you insist you can pay in Namibian dollar, that I did. Then with your new stamp you can go to the custom office, in fact I know Indian toilet that are better looking than this 'office'. Everybody is overbook, watching a movie and organize importan meeting with girlfriend... so you wait until someone look at you. Now it's time for them to understand what are you doing here ... 10 minnutes after they understand so now they have to learn what to do and so ask someone somewhere....10 minutes later and more money after it's over.... No ! you are so naive it's time to pay tax !! And then I let you admire the office:


cool isn't it ? you have to pay in us dollars so to bargain with a guy.... but these guys are usually cool and it's more easy than it seems
Now it's time for insurance, it's mandatory, and when you are invited in such a pleasant office you can just smile


Over ? no a last office but surely the best 'council affair' what is that ? no idea, but it's such a mess they can find the bike register and so just say 'bon voyage'


Anyway, Zambia has definitely a government that care about cost of public management

I have to admit that all people here were really friendly and helpful, so it was a really good time to laugh with them and their offices, they hope to be in the new big building in construction one day ....

So I took the road for 200km to Livingstone, to see the Victoria Falls. It ws an amazin show


If you want to really enjoy it, take your swimsuit and no camera or phone, it rains a lot, and you are completely wet ! everybody is enjoying this rain and to be dry after 2 minutes of sun, everybody except the guy who lost its iphone during the rain

I plan to be in livingstone just 2 days, but I met a dutch guy who work on a ngo who offer me to discover the real zambia, so i can not refuse such a proposal. One week after i was quitting this town, a lot of souvenir in my mind, and a hangover too but that an other story and pics are not online from now so you will have to wait !!
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #41
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #42
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Oh I forget to say something !

I can't put all pictures here so I put them on google plus and you can easily see them here:

South Africa http://lililagirafe.fr/blog/image/afrique-du-sud/

Namibia http://lililagirafe.fr/uncategorized/nanamibie/

and zambia is coming but wifi is sloooooowwwwww


Do not hesitate to comment it make me smiling to see you jealous
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #43
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Victoria Falls is a special experience.
If you are still in Livingstone and have some time, go to Batoka Sky,
They will fly you over the Falls with a Microlight, its an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #44
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yes it is, there a lot of things to do in vic falls, bungee jump, helicopter flight, jet boat, canoe, rafting, sunset cruise ..... but it is too expensive for my budget

Anyway the falls are amazing and the sunset in the zambezi is unforgettable !
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:56 PM   #45
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I love the pictures and story! Hope to be riding there in a few years!
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