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North Ethiopia
Written by Jerem   
Thursday, 26 January 2012 11:24

Coming from Sudan, the landscape changes rapidly near the border, from the desert to some kind of savanah,

last day in sudan last day in sudan

and then the road climbs to the ethiopian high plateau

1st mountain road 1st mountain road

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ethio plateau 2 ethio plateau 2

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First 'big' city after the border isGonder. As most of Ethiopia, this city as a rich history, and hosts one of the famous sights of the country : Fasiladas' palace (XVIIIth century) and some other castles built in the same complex.

addis ababa, broken bearings and south ethiopia
Written by Jerem   
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 15:49

Right after Lalibela came the first mechanical break down of the trip : one bearing of the rear wheel, which has been noisy for a few days, was now used to death.

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four days in kenya
Written by Jerem   
Monday, 20 February 2012 09:09

At the border Ethiopia / Kenya is the city of Moyale, known for both its remoteness and dangerousness. The road from here to the rest of Kenya is now by far the worst of the whole 'Cairo to Cape town' trip, being a stretch of 380 kilometres of what you dont like as a road, including small stones, big stones, trenchs made by the trucks during the rainy season and corrugations. Moyale is also the host of some conflicts between different tribes, reaching a critical level with the coming presidential elections. Fortunately for me, the army arrived in town 3 days ago and the place seems quiet again. It is important to start the journey south from here at dawn in order both to avoid the heat and be sure to arrive in some kind of a city before dusk.

early start from Moyale early start from Moyale

karibu !
Written by Jerem   
Sunday, 04 March 2012 14:33

My first stop in Uganda has been near Jinja, not because of the source of the Nile, river rapids and white water activities that attract many tourist there, but because i could meet Mahmoud, Belker and other of my previous colleagues who are currently working here. I enjoyed their company a couple of days before continuing the trip to the western part of Uganda. I wild-camped on the edge of the queen Elizabeth national park, which sits between the Rwenzori mountains to the west, and the lake Georges to the east.

sunset on Rwenzori mountains sunset on Rwenzori mountains

what an expensive trip to tanzania would be
Written by Jerem   
Friday, 30 March 2012 17:13

The Kilimajaro is the hightest peak of Africa, at 5896 metres high. it sits on a plain averaging 1500 metres above sea level. It s toped by 2 glaciers and sometimes receive snow falls.

snow on the kilimanjaro snow on the kilimanjaro

last days in tanzania, on the way to vic falls
Written by Jerem   
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:57

From Dar es salaam, i had to cross all Tanzania once again to reach the next country : Malawi. After the first days of excitment and once you get used to the crazy bus drivers, travelling in Tanzania is rather boring (and hot !), especialy in the eastern part of the country, the only occupation being the discussions with the traffic police each time i got caught for over speeding. The western side of the country is more mountaineous and remote, offering nicer rides...

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