African Adventures: The final leg (and 1 last country)

From Maputo there are a few of options to get to Johannesburg airport. Two of which go through Eswatini. Unsurprisingly our only question was which of these to take. To celebrate 50 years of independence in April 2018 King Mswati III renamed Swaziland to Eswatini. The move was intended to signal a break with the … More African Adventures: The final leg (and 1 last country)

Chasing Sunrise: Who doesn’t crave a gravel road? (Mozambique)

“They’re not friendly in Mozambique,” “traffic police target foreigners,” “they’ll turn your vehicle over.” “Everyone wants to make you pay”. These were some of the comments made to us before we crossed the border into Mozambique. We were already braced for it being the hardest country: they speak Portuguese not English, its a big country … More Chasing Sunrise: Who doesn’t crave a gravel road? (Mozambique)

Chasing Sunrise: Crossing the Zambezi and admiring its power at Victoria Falls

The Zambezi is Africa’s 4th longest river. Almost 2,700km long it flows through 6 countries; Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It spends most amount of time in Zambia and forms the country’s border with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Our route was taking us from Botswana to Zambia which meant we’d be crossing the … More Chasing Sunrise: Crossing the Zambezi and admiring its power at Victoria Falls

Chasing sunrise: Out of Namibia and into Botswana

We dragged ourselves away from Etosha around mid-morning and hit the road east. Our destination was Rundu at the base of Namibia’s finger. A solid 4 hour drive we’d also resolved to try and fix the major niggles with the 4WD given it wouldn’t be long until we’d be leaving Namibia. Getting low beam lights … More Chasing sunrise: Out of Namibia and into Botswana

Crossing the world’s highest border – to China we go

Crossing the Pakistan/China border is a long and interesting process. We arrived at the bus ticket office 9am sharp as instructed. After a 10 minute wait one of the bus guys walked us down to Pakistan’s customs/immigration. There we waited outside a small hall for 20 minutes before being invited in to take a seat. … More Crossing the world’s highest border – to China we go