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July 3rd, 2010 | Africa

Getting out of Egypt…!!

By 5.00am I was on the road… I had 240 kms to ride to get to the Libyan border and wanted to be there as early as possible, to start the 5 hour long process that I had been told it would take to get me onto Libyan soil… The road to El Saloum was […]

July 2nd, 2010 | Africa

The Road to Marsa Matrouh…EGYPT

The ride to Marsa Matrouh went by a lot quicker than I thought it would… I covered the 200 kms to the Alexandria turnoff, and just as the sea came into view, I hung a sharp left, and headed west towards the Libyan border, 540 kms away… The highway from Cairo was far busier than […]

July 2nd, 2010 | Africa

El Alamein…

I had always planned to visit the Cemetery and War Memorial at El Alamein on my way to Libya, and got my chance today…I left Cairo at 8.00am and headed back through the Western Desert… When I got to the Mediterranean, I hung a left and headed towards Libya… Just like that…!! About 80 km […]

July 1st, 2010 | Africa

Egyptian Road (Un)Safety…

There are a host of unusual road signs in Egypt… The vast majority of them undecipherable, because they are written in Arabic, of course!! Very few of the signage you will encounter is translated into English… This is a clever way of ensuring that tourists have to use a taxi to get around, otherwise, like […]

June 30th, 2010 | Africa

Back on Track…!!

After days of indecision, and an almost 600 km round trip to Alexandria and back to Cairo, I can finally say without any further doubt, that my ride is back on track!! I recall a comment on my website that said “everything happens for a reason…” and Mark was right it would seem… Not being […]

June 29th, 2010 | Africa

Alexandria Blues and the Return to Cairo…

After Khalid and his family had left for Cairo, I decided to check to make sure that the ferry had indeed been cancelled for the 28th, and walked to nearby Mena Tours to make a few enquiries… The staff at Mena were not at all helpful, and spent most of the time shrugging their shoulders […]