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    Ebook now available!

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    I am proud to announce that the ebook of my Travels with Thimba is now available in

    Apple's iBook Store



    120 pages of adventurous ups and downs,...
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    Travels with Thimba: the (e)book!

    TRAVELS WITH THIMBA: THE (e)BOOK

    SOON AVAILABLE IN APPLE’S IBOOK STORE

    AND WITH AMAZON!


    STAY TUNED!
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    An illegal in Zambia

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    With sweat on my forehead I wake up in the middle of the night. I dreamt that I was in Zambia without a visa. Oh well, dreams, you know. In the...
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    Do you have Ebola?

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    Africa's Southermost point

    “You cannot enter South-Africa with your dog.”

    Even with a formal exit permit from the Namibian state vet, I dreaded...
  5. Thread: Movin' on!

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    Movin' on!

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    Kolmanskop, Namibia

    If you want to experience the real Africa (whatever that may be), don’t go to Namibia. If you want to see the “big five” you may...
  6. Thread: Movin' on!

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    Movin' on!

    sorry, posted in wrong forum

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    Kolmanskop, Namibia

    If you want to experience the real Africa (whatever that may be), don’t go to Namibia. If you...
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    Harry did some work on my Defender (transfer box...

    Harry did some work on my Defender (transfer box and rear prop) 6 weeks ago. When I had the car serviced at East End Workshop this week, it became clear what the quality of Harry's repairs were:...
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    Hi, Camped there a fews weeks ago. Friendly...

    Hi,

    Camped there a fews weeks ago. Friendly place, secure, good ablutions, WIFI on the site. Just a bit expensive at 140 per person.

    Cheers from Windhoek (Cardbox Backpackers, for 80, good...
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    Photographic update: shooting cars and animals

    Moose is dead, but Solitaire is bustling. The character of the old fuel station is perhaps best preserved by the car wrecks.

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    More on: Travels...
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    BF Goodrich AT in Windhoek?

    Hi Guys,

    I need 2 BF Goodrich AT's fitted to my Defender. Any suggestions for an address in Windhoek, Namibia?

    Cheers,

    Gee
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    Hi, Thanks for the compliment! We took a local...

    Hi,
    Thanks for the compliment!
    We took a local Himba guide, just because he speaks the language. It was a small and remote village of about 15 people which we reached after a 6 km hike through the...
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    Hi guys, Thanks for your replies/compliments....

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for your replies/compliments. Much appreciated!

    Cheers from Kamanjab, Namibia,

    Gee
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    Namibia: a photographic update

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    Near Spitskoppe

    After the adventures in West and Central Africa, Namibia is a vacation. I picked up Mees from Windhoek airport two weeks ago, and we...
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    Hi Ronald, Je hoeft de Duvelkes nog niet koud...

    Hi Ronald,

    Je hoeft de Duvelkes nog niet koud te zetten, maar ben al wel in Namibia. Daar ga ik de komende paar maanden samen met een van mijn dochters en mijn vrouw rondtrekken. En mijn hond,...
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    Thanks! Greets from Namibia, Gee

    Thanks!

    Greets from Namibia,
    Gee
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    Land Rover / 4x4 garage Windhoek

    Hi,

    Does anyone know a good Land Rover or general 4x4 garage in Windhoek. After 21.000 km through Africa it's time for a decent check and some minor repairs.

    Cheers from Namibia,

    Gee
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    Crossing the mighty Congo river

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    The guides hand sigal lefts and rights and – most frequently – slow! Deadslow! The brakes squeek as we very gradually make our way down the hill. I...
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    Fried rat and deep waterholes

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    A bogged down truck blocking the road. Congo

    Some serious off-road driving in Congo
    After the border at Ndendé the piste offers new off-road...
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    From Benin into Nigeria

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    Baby chimp. Afi Mountain Reserve, Nigeria

    In 2006 the BBC reported that Nigerian politicians had syphoned off or wasted $ 380 billion, more than the...
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    Is this Nigeria?

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    Siësta, Grand Popo, Benin

    “Is this Nigeria?”
    From Big Milly’s in Accra it’s only a three to four hours drive to Lomé in Togo. Good roads, it’s...
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    A bit of R&R in Ghana

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    Fishermen preparing their boat. Kokrobite, Ghana

    The veterinary inspector
    After spending some days at the beach at Ivory Coast’s Grand Bassam, near...
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    Never lose your temper with a policeman!

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    sunset in Robertsport, Liberia

    “Your driver’s license has expired!”
    Driving into Monrovia the next day to pick up my Ghana visa, I am stopped by a...
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    When the going gets rough: the Fouta Djalon Mountains Guinea

    After all the carnival festivities, which culminated in the big parade yesterday, the city is very quiet early in the morning at 7.30. I'm heading for the Fouta Djalon mountains, together with my...
  24. Thread: Nigerian Visa

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    different countries, different rules

    Hi all,

    How easy it can be: I applied last Friday here in Bissau, and left the embassy an hour later with a postdated (my request) 3 months visa. Took one form to fill in, two photos and about 75...
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    So true!:) Cheers, Gee

    So true!:)

    Cheers,

    Gee
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    Into Guinea-Bissau

    One checkpoint gets really nasty, however. The "red-eyed team": you never know how they will react when they're on drugs!. It's five of them, and it's as if they're ticking the boxes: what can we...
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    Thanks very much! I certainly will!:) Happy...

    Thanks very much! I certainly will!:)

    Happy travels,

    Gee
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    The Gambia

    Tendaba Camp

    On the South Bank of the Gambian River, some 45 km. from Farafenni, is Tendaba Camp. A hunting camp in the 1970s it is now a regular tourist feature on the upriver schedules of boat...
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    Monty Python in Africa and a hot dog!

    There are so many checkpoints, I forget how many. Most of them very friendly. After the usual and mutual courtesies, I give them a homemade, preprinted fiche with all my personal and vehicle...
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    Some desert pistes in the Western Sahara

    I met up with Manfred and Gaby, a German couple from Munich, on a campsite some 30 km. from Laayoune. I had first met them in Agdz during my two-month shakedown trip in Morocco. They have travelled...
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    Hi all from a Dutchie on the road

    Hi all,

    A forum newby from The Netherlands, on the road through Africa.
    I've just started an overlanding journey of about 12 months through Africa (I am in Morocco right now), that will take me...
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    Thanks, I will! Cheers, Gee

    Thanks, I will!

    Cheers,

    Gee
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    Very sharp indeed! Cheers, Gee

    Very sharp indeed!

    Cheers,

    Gee
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    Doen we!;D Cheers, Gee

    Doen we!;D

    Cheers,

    Gee
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    Bedankt voor de info! Cheers, Gee

    Bedankt voor de info!

    Cheers,

    Gee
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