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Old 07-01-2013, 02:52 PM   #31
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Looking forward to the rest of the journey. Subscribed.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:10 PM   #32
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Great photos thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:24 AM   #33
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Cote D'Ivoire and the Elephant's Bikers...

I spent sixteen wonderful days in Abidjan. The main reason for my extended stay: to decide on how to proceed from Cote D’Ivoire onwards. A friend of mine in Libreville (Gabon) made me promise him that I would not go through Liberia, after he spent a month in captivity in a prison somewhere deep within Liberia’s jungles – stark naked! Now, captivity I could probably deal with. Considering I had a small taste of what it’s like when I had a full-on abduction/torture/interrogation session on my last night of training with a few military operators, who offered me training because they were concerned about my safety, before leaving on my trip. But the mere thought of what mosquitoes (these bloodsuckers seem to consider me a delicacy) might do to my naked body sent shivers down my spine! I asked around and the feedback was mixed. Some said it was okay-“ish”, others said it was a total no-go. If someone had given me a clear: “there are absolutely no issues”, I might have considered it.

. . . I decided Mali would be my best option.
Great read, thanks for writing! Here's some of the congestion you missed by skipping Liberia (from a trip several years back. . ..):

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:34 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by NoVa Rider View Post
Great read, thanks for writing! Here's some of the congestion you missed by skipping Liberia (from a trip several years back. . ..):

I'll have to go back someday!
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:28 AM   #35
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Great ride report! Thanks for sharing it!

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:40 AM   #36
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Great Trip!

Thanks for sharing (report & photos )
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #37
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Amazing Adventure

So when are u returning to complete the journey, Would love to do this trip also one day , Write the book i will buy it .

U really really have massive patience with all the border checks and customs .

Would it be possible to get a GPS tracking program to run on ur phone ALL the time , it uploads the info to a website . That way it is possible to follow u LIVE where u are moving if u have cellphone coverage. Do u need differant sim cards in every country ? ur does ur local MTN /Vodacom card work only in certain countries.http://

Update the GPS maps if that was the problem.

Also get urself a GPS data logger called Little Logbook , its a small USB type device that just needs 12 volts , It records where ur bike have been since its connected to the ignition switch , Every month or so u remove it ,connect to laptop ,download the info , i assume u had one with u ?

Johan Visagie


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Old 07-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #38
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very lekker trip. Keep it coming!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:05 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by JoRust View Post
Thanks everyone!

I'll have more to write on from next week when I'm back in Morocco. In the meantime, here's what the second half of my route looks like:

Looking forward to sharing more soon!
I'll be in southern Spain around the same time as you. Maybe we'll run into each other! Good luck on your trip!
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #40
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Simply amazing adventure. Enjoying every bit of this ride. Looking very forward to more of this. Thank you so much for sharing with us!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #41
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Amazing amazing trip and I'm looking forward to the next part
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #42
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Wow!!! what a journey Good luck on the second half

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:32 PM   #43
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:18 AM   #44
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Wow, amazing adventure.

If you need assistance in Tunisia, let me know. PM me for contact info if you would like.
Ask for Jenny.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:10 PM   #45
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woahwoahwoah hang on a second, let me get one thing straight

Am I the only one that is sitting here speechless? I've only tackled the first few posts but I couldn't resist the urge to post my own reply;

You're a WHITE - SOLO - FEMALE - CYCLIST circumnavigating AFRICA, this made my jaw drop in the first few seconds, only to learn you'd been bikejacked by 4 machete wielding Africans who thankfully didn't do any worse, and left you in the middle of nowhere. This I would have imagined would have terrified anyone enough to fly out of Africa and never come back in their entire life.

And yet without what seems a care in the world, you go BACK to AFRICA where this all took place, and continue as a WHITE - SOLO - FEMALE - ADVENTURE RIDER taking the SAME ROUTE and then get taped to a chair in a home invasion by gun wielding Africans...

and then continue without a care in the world...

I am a self proclaimed fearless 6'1 225lbs male and I felt my balls tingling just reading that, you sure you're a female cos yours must be dragging on the ground!!!! I've never seen such courage in my life, I am going to get straight back to reading but this is so inspiring, West Africa is on my route for a RTW trip starting 2015 but I have a tonne of doubt... This will just put me to absolute shame if I bail now

Goodluck to you! incredible :)!
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