On this route u cross a really great number of countries u wouldn’t have heard about a few years ago. This implies lots of border crossings and intense socializing with locals hanging around at the border posts.
Currently we crossed 14 countries and 13 borders. Time for some remarks on bureaucracy and hassle when moving from 1 place to another.
Tomorrow we should leave Egypt to sail to Turkey. Our fixer was not present; but he sent us 2 sub-fixers, Ahmed and Ibrahim.
Dear All, We made it – at least Capetown 2 Cairo. If we listen to most guys on the way from Nowhere in Africa to Anywhere in Africa they aim to drive between these 2 towns. Unfortunately we’re neither Capetonians, nor Caironians, so Cape2Cairo may not be our final challenge. We started 9 month and…
Spirits rose as we were to board the ferry. There are rumours that the ferry, built for approx. 200 people, normally takes an average of 500 and still is running.
In Karthoum we had a 1st contact on the phone with our fixer in Wadi Halfa.
Nightlife in Wadi Halfa was definitely not that confusing: just listening to the television placed in the middle of the open floor and trying to sleep.
Dear All, Finally, after all this trouble getting our visa, we arrived in Ethiopia. As we crossed the border everything seemed to change. You go to a restaurant, you find a lot of food you do not really know – like doro wot, tibs and tegabino. All resembles a little bit Indian food, but accompanied…
We explored the market and the most important buildings of the proud capital of the non-existing state of Somaliland. Amongst others the hero’s monument: an emergency landed MIG 21 airplane the former dictator Sidi Barre sent to Hargeysa to bombard the secessionist Somalilandies.
We arrived at the border to Somaliland – at a first glance the village looked like other small towns at borders: more plastic bags in the scrub than inhabitants and goats.