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  • 01Feb
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    Coming from Malawi into southern tanzania, the first thing you have to do (after crossing the border) is to climb a serious mountainrange stretching between two giant volcanoes, ngozi and rungwe. And that's what we did. 3 days of gaining height on smaller but steep uphills, just to lose it again on the downhill afterwards and to realize how hard this is going to be. Not looking forward to...

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  • 01Feb
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    The border from mozambique to malawi is the strangest one i crossed so far. I exit moz up in Zobue. 2 minute procedure. I have lunch to get rid of my last mozambican meticals, after that it is a almost 10 km ride steep downhill to the border entry of Malawi. It is beautiful no mans land and I'm confused what my status in between actually is. Arriving at the border i get confronted by the...

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  • 08Sep
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    How to start this story? So far probably the strangest and strongest experience of the trip. Heading to the north of Malawi on a nice tailwind i am crossing lots of really rural areas. For hundred kilometres nothing that you could call a town. I like these places, just lots of farming and nice people. But most of the time the road runs far from the lake and I can barely ever spot it. Just...

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  • 09Aug
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    Finally Mozambique. The next big step of the trip. Expecting 1800 km riding on the same road, that is N1 all the way from the border, through Maputo, Xai-Xai, Inhambane, Vilanculos up to Sambesi river where my plan is to cross over on Dona Anna Bridge that upon construction was Africa's longest bridge crossing Sambesi for almost 4 km.

    I'm really keen on getting to know a new country,...

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  • 24May
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    So, finally being in another country it was like a big step for me. Siyinqaba, Swaziland! (We are the fortress, a fmous exclamation in siswati, the local language). To get the feeling, ok, you've really been doing something. Having no real imagination of the places is a nice thing because then i always have the feeling to discover myself and I don't already have an idea of a country or city in...

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  • 11May
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    500 km and 8 hours later BazBus spits me out in Port Shepstone, middle of the night, no other choice of where to go. Completely lost, dislocated because of the fast travelling speed i can't put the distance of this day into comparison. It is dark and I lost track of where I am and can't put the day into relation to all the other days. Too fast and too many impressions in too short time....

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  • 01May
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    Leaving Port Elizabeth i realized again how much the nature and landscape in South Africa changes in short distances. After maybe 200 km of Garden Route with its Forests and mountains suddenly the terrain got more flat and open, different vegetation and a coastline that is dominated by the huge dunefield along the coast. So from Port Elizabeth it was only industrial area because of its big...

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  • 01May
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    Nach 4 Wochen Klettern Mit Rainer, Renate (Rainers südafrikanischer Mercedes mit Esprit) und Merlin an den schönsten Orten an denen man sich diesen wunderbaren Sport nur vorstellen kann, einem gebührenden Abschluss am Tafelberg an einer der dortigen cleanen Mehrseillängenrouten und 2 Tagen scheitern am letzten Zug meines 7c+ Projekts in Montagu war die Zeit reif für Veränderung. Und um endlich...

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  • 18Apr
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    The village in the sky: Kaphunga Village, Matjana Preschool

    I know i am skipping a couple of weeks here, last month was just too hard for me to put into words.

    Anyways, since i had to apply for my mozambique visa in mbabane, swaziland i decided to visit another place in this beautiful country full of nice people. Through warmshowers i got the contacts to the head teacher of a...

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  • 07Mar
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    Südafrika Blogeintrag 2, 14.2.2017

    Sobald Dominik und ich wieder einigermassen fit waren, sind wir also von unserem heim in kapstadt, dem ashanti gardens backpacker aufgebrochen. Nach einigen Tagen an einem Ort heisst das immer mehrere stunden material wieder ordnen und packen, sämtliche gewaschene kleidung und elektrogeräte wieder einzusammeln, fahrrad checken, noch was essen damit man...

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