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20.04.2011 - Mali – Home

Our time in Africa was short now; in a few months we would be back in Europe, back in the UK, back home. Read more..

Country summaries in as few words as possible

This here new feature came from us trying to quickly summarise each country in as few words as possible. Starting from a strict five general words per country, it developed into a collection of words summarising our experiences, naturally some of which will be relevant to other and some of which will not. Hopefully it is of some interest!


Turquoise, Ferry, Overloading, Toll roads, Free visa


Sand, Eddie, Checkpoints, Cheap diesel, Vodka, Hospitality, Camel


Baksheesh, Crazy Cairo, Dents and bumps, James and Lee, Tombs, Oranje Trophy


Heat, Desert, Welcoming, Bean Ful, Overheating, Biker Boys


Injera, Dashen, Friends, Donkeys and Chickens, Give me Pen, Amharic, Bajaj


Land Rover, Speaking English, Welding, Joel, George and Starehe


Colourful, happy people, speedbumps and potholes, bicycles.


Twisty & hilly roads, moving memorials, good roads, expensive


Chipsy myai, traffic police and speedguns, barren, luscious Dar


Arabia, narrow streets, spices, beach beer, rough ferry


Luscious lake, give me pen, poverty, overland truck, police control points, Njaya loadge and Morzine Jason.


Black and white divide, checkpoints, booze, huge white residences, no foreign exchange


Fish, beach, Freightrunner trucks, Portugeuse.

South Africa

Rain, Toll roads, Hills, Big five, Brai, black and white, Angolan embassy staff, british high commission, golf, wine, engine, hospitality.


Long straight roads, gravel, German, sand and sea.


Smiles, animals, lush greenery, charging elephants, thunderstorms, steak, detla.


Potholes, landmines, burnt out tanks/APCs, expensive, cheap diesel, Clube Nautico friendliness.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Muddy road, friendly locals, terrible drivers, monkeys for sale, horrendous ferry people, big beer, mad truckers

Republic of Congo

Quiet Brazzaville, Disproportionately lavish Oyo, potholes, Hippocamp Hotel.


Equatorial rivers, warm Atlantic, sand road, insects, rainforest, Christmas and New Year

  • Riders Retreat - mountain bike holidays in Morzine
  • Land Rover Experience
  • Watling Tyres
  • Draper Tools
  • Brit Part
  • hel
  • Koni
  • aalx designs
  • Bradt Travel Guids
  • Map Vivo
  • Antares - engineering with answers
  • EBC Brakes
  • Sentry Safes
  • Twisted Performance
  • X Eng
  • challenger 4x4
  • Goodwinch
  • K and N
  • Kenlowe
  • Waeco
  • Polybush
  • MM 4x4 Land Rover
  • Keith Gott
  • comma
  • Stigs stainless fastners
  • Tracmat
  • Alli Sport
  • BOSCH - invendted for life
  • Allparts - number 1 in car parts
  • Proppa
  • Goodyear 4x4
  • Aaron Radiator
  • Sign a rama
  • better Prepared
  • Devon 4x4
  • foley specialist vehicles
  • Labcraft LED lighting
  • Mammouth Premium
  • Plastor
  • Exmoor Trim
  • Terrafirma
  • sound reduction systems
  • aquarius
  • Master Lock
  • P and O Ferries
  • Dixon Bate
  • hibiscus
  • Ring Automotive
  • Roverland