Ride Overland With Kanchan & Nick

  • Ethiopia: It’s time to get out of Africa!January 27, 2013 04:57:55

  • Kenya Part 2: Return to the land of Kalasinghas and what next?January 10, 2013 03:20:39

  • Uganda: A lush, green paradise!December 26, 2012 02:45:22

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January 27, 2013

Ethiopia: It’s time to get out of Africa!

It was a big relief to finish the “Road to hell” in one piece. It was mentally and physically challenging, stressful, and just pure survival. Nick was super relieved especially travelling with a wife for obvious reasons of abduction, looting and even murder. 2 days later a British guy was shot dead travelling in a […]

January 10, 2013

Kenya Part 2: Return to the land of Kalasinghas and what next?

Again, easy border crossing  into Kenya. Instead of going the Kisumu way, we decided on going to Eldoret. It was chilly and started to rain decently hard as we rolled in. Eldoret is kind of a messy city. The roads were a bit tight and bad and with water and silt it was not pretty. We […]

December 26, 2012

Uganda: A lush, green paradise!

The border crossing into Uganda was simple with the usual road tax charged in these African countries.  We decided to ride to Jinja which is where Nile or White Nile supposedly starts…I won’t get into that because it seems people take the location of the Nile source pretty seriously.  We ended up camping out at […]

December 19, 2012

Kenya part 1: Feelin’ the love in East Africa!

Getting into Kenya was nothing too complicated except for being hounded by Masaai ladies.  They kept on pushing their beaded jewelry on me saying it was a free gift from them to me.  Saw this trick in Laos 🙂 We rolled into Nairobi and met up with my Uncle Pili.  My Nanaji’s parents (my great-grandparents) […]

December 11, 2012

Tanzania: Tanzania…this is what we’ve been missing!

Crossing the border into Tanzania was an ordinary affair…usual money changers, customs clearance agents, and insurance agents heckling for your attention and your business…except for one thing.  A customs official who actually knew more about the carnet de passage than we do.  The Tanzanian customs officer had the knowledge and presence of mind to fill […]

November 28, 2012

Mozambique – Malawi: Mozambique Pit Stop and the Lure of Lake Malawi!

Mozambique was a short affair. In terms of scenery there wasn’t much in north Mozambique. It was dry and pretty poor. We passed village after village of mud houses and bags full of coal to sell lined up on the road.  As with most of the other countries, you had the occasional crowd surrounding the […]

November 22, 2012

Zimbabwe: Finally the real Africa!

We decided to see the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side since we were more interested in getting a frontal view.  From Zambia, you are getting a view right on top.  We got a bit late crossing into Zimbabwe, but along the way we saw tons of wild elephants taking shade under trees near the […]

November 18, 2012

Botswana…Plenty of cows…where’s the people?

Looking back at the Namibia post, I realized that I kept repeating the fact that it was damn hot in Namibia.  That’s because it was freakin hot in Namibia.  And so was Botswana.  We took the Trans-Kalahari border crossing into Botswana and again found dryness.  Just flat dryness.  Then the dead cows started.  Either due […]

November 15, 2012

Namibia: Welcome to the inferno!

South Africa had been such an amazing time, we spent a month traveling through and still felt as if there was so much to see.  It was time to move on though, so we headed to Namibia.  People had told us it was absolutely beautiful.  And that there’s few tar roads.  We were a bit […]

November 3, 2012

South Africa: South Africa: Durban, Lesotho(maybe), and the Wild Coast!!

Halfway to Durban we got the greatest gift…sunshine!  We hit the coast around Salt Rock and stopped for an hour to chill and figure out where to stay.    An Indian man came up to us and started chatting and suggested a place in Tongaat.  We should’ve known that the place would be a little […]