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Going bush!

3 Sep

Hey folks,

Just a quick post to let you know I’m heading bush for a week on a mini working the world chapter. Therefore I won’t have internet access.

I was meant to be leaving Katima on my bike this Monday, cycling Northern Zimbabwe, into Zambia ending in Malawi.  We were having my going away drinks at a local bar and I got talking to a short energetic English guy in his mid 30’s by the name of Dan who had just spent 2 months in the bush straigh. I had heard a lot about Dan from the local expats as he happens to have a small Safari camp an hour out of town. Its just down the road from Rodericks village and accross the river from the other previous posts about the Elephants.

Dan managed to talk to me into going out and building some mud huts for his camp as he’s quiet the next couple of weeks. Although it wasn’t a hard sell, especially once he mentioned sunset beers on his boat fishing. If you don’t hear from me for a week or two that’s the reason why. He’s promised me heaps of wildlife and having spent the night with Dan there will be plenty of laughs as well.

Heading off!

22 Jun

Finally the time has come. We will be heading off tomorrow morning. Built the bikes up yesterday, getting food supplies today. We have sorted out the route to Katima, well actually there’s only one road so didn’t have much route planning to do.

Here in the city of Rundu we have been couch surfing with some US Peace Corp volunteers and they have hooked us up with all the info for our route along the way which has been super helpful.

Ohhhh I can smell the adventure. Definitely feels like Africa now, Rundu Namibia’s second largest city is home to dirt/sandy roads, heat, rubbish, friendly people, cheap weird food.  I like the vibe, I’m enjoying being back in the developing world, and the people here in northern Namibia aren’t forceful, they give you your space, which is quite refreshing compared to most places I have traveled, as usually being a white guy in a developed place represents you’re a walking dollar sign.

OK, This is just a quick post to let you know we are finally off tomorrow, rather excited that after all this planning we will be on our bikes. Internet will be sparse until we hit Katima around 10th of July so we won’t be on the net much.

Nuthin but love Hap