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A piece of Europe in the tip of Africa

2nd to 5th August
Saturday 02 August
Finally, we can rest! After 9 days of pedalling! The house is very comfortable, and the bed is just wonderful. The weather is cloudy and rather cold, it’s still winter here. We go to an organic market this morning. They sell all kinds of food, from burger to cheese, cakes, […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

The Green Garden Route

27th July to 1st August
Sunday 27 July
We leave the house one hour after sunrise! It took us a long time to get prepared. There is still a strong head wind, and the sky is threatening today. The road is very hilly, we go down to sea level when we pass a village, then rise up […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

Three, Two, One, Bungee!

23rd to 26th July
Wednesday 23 July
We pack the bikes and panniers in the car (that we had rented last Friday), and leave Joburg. It’s 8h, just the end of the daily traffic jam. We manage exiting Joburg without getting lost, and we drive on the barren plateau of the Free State. The landscape is quite […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

We are in Johannesburg!

17th to 22nd July
Thursday 17 July
We arrive in Joburg in two different planes, Mick from Addis Ababa and Julien from Doha. The planes are supposed to arrive within only 25 minutes difference. But there is delay… Mick’s plane is one hour late. And Julien’s plane is also one hour late. So we manage to encounter […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

Integrated Water Resource Management

Khathutshelo Neluheni is agriculturist in Agronomy/Horticulture by education/profession. He is now working for the German company Rodeco Consulting GmbH. This consulting company has been subcontracted to implement the “Southern African Development Community” Integrated Water Resource Management (SADC IWRM) pilot projects in six countries namely; Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The funding of […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Energy/Environment|0 Comments

Earth Life Africa – Johannesburg

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA Jhb) was created in 1988 in Johannesburg, and is an environmental and anti-nuclear organization. The group was a key to exposing how segregationist apartheid policies repeated themselves in South African environmental governance and thus how environmental injustice reinforces inequality. ELA Jhb is now acting as a reforming lobby, and is considered […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Energy/Environment|0 Comments

A paradise… for tourists

27th to 30th June
Friday 27 June
We arrive around 9h at Tulum. Wow! It’s totally different from Palenque. Here we feel like in a beach city, organised for the tourists. There is one main streets with shops and restaurants on both sides, a lot of white-skinned tourists in swimming suit and flip-flops, people are calm, in […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

Feeling the Mayas in Chiapas

21st to 26th June
Saturday 21 June
Today, we take the bus for San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas. As the direct bus would have let us in the middle of the night over there, we chose to go first to Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of the state. And from there finally, we take a bus […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

On Oaxaca coast – Sea, Heat and Sun

17th to 20th June
Tuesday 17 June
Today, we will follow the coast, down to Mazunte. It’s only some 70km, so we can relax a bit this morning. Thank you Jim for this great night among the humming birds!

So here we are at 11h, leaving for Mazunte!. Big mistake! The weather is very hot now, at least […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments

Crossing Oaxaca heartland

13th to 16th June
Friday 13 June
We arrive at Oaxaca at 6h30. After mounting the bikes, we go for a breakfast. And a second breakfast, why not. We arrive at Alex’s house around 8h30. We contacted him through warmshowers, and he will host us tonight. He is American, and lives here with his girlfriend Julia. After […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Adventure|0 Comments