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Things to do in Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone – Botswana’s sleepy capital city of only 200,000 residents – may not be high on everyone’s travel bucket list. But ‘Gabs’, as it’s affectionately known by locals, makes for a convenient stop-over while travelling to points north (Maun, Kasane, etc), or south (South Africa and Johanesburg), so many overlanders and tourists...

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Cameroun – Bamenda

The ring road I read in Lonely planet that there was a route called the ring road that takes us through the north western highlands better known as the grass fields.  To get there the closest town would be Bamenda which sits over 1000m altitude. The drive to Bamenda from...

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Cameroun – Yaoundé

Yaoundé – Patisserie Heaven Heading into the capital was a nice surprise as Yaoundé was a fairly easy city to travel around, for a capital it was very laid back. The best thing of all was the fact that on every street corner there was some kind of patisserie that would...

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Brazzaville

Brazzaville I didn’t spend too much time here apart from the fact that we stayed at the Hippocampe a Vietnamese restaurant. Here the the owner allows Overlanders to camp for free (yes Free!).  He had travelled the world and his car park has been a small refuge for many overlanders over...

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Ice Cream – Fan Milk!

Have to give the following a quick mention while I am travelling through Africa.  For the past few countries since Ghana I have had the pleasure of experiencing Fan Milk.  For those that have tasted this lovely ice cream you’ll know that vendors tend to walk the roads or by...

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Ivory Coast – Abidjan

Abidjan Abidjan is the economic and former official capital of Côte d’Ivoire (the current capital is Yamoussoukro). It is the largest city in the nation, and the third largest French speaking city in the world. It has, according to the authorities of the country in 2006, 5 million residents in the...

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Ivory Coast – Agouti (a delicacy)

Agouti We experienced this animal actually without knowing, we were in a small restaurant and asked for a dish of meat and rice, when the dish was brought out it was difficult to know what the meat actually was, it had small ribs and the meat tasted of a cross...

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Sierra Leone – Beach Life

Beach Life One of the key points that Lonely planet was keen to mention about Sierra Leone were how beautiful and under developed the beaches of this country were. We hadn’t really experienced many beaches along this journey so far and it was about time to change that (Stupidly in...

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Guinea – Conakry

Drunken Border Patrol The next day we set off early to make the journey to Conakry and hopefully find a garage where Maggie could get some repairs.  On hindsight maybe we shouldn’t have left on new years day as it became apparent that all the army and police patrol stops...

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Guinea Bissau – Amazing People

Super Mario & The Santos Family While I was trying to find a spot to camp at the back of a warehouse in Bissau, Reka started to talk to a few guys that were busy in one of the nearby warehouses and they were chatting for sometime, when Reka returned...