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Old 06-11-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?

Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?


The initial "Hello Africa tell me how you doing?" trip was only intended to cover South Africa to Europe. There were no plans after that. Since we started in 2010 this trip has evolved into an odyssey that's now going around the world on a continuous basis. Let us introduce ourselves, we are Michnus and Elsebie, our home is in East London, South Africa. Our passions are motorcycle overland travel, amateurish photography, drinking beer while watching the sunset over a new horizon.

Why? The aim is not to set records or to rush just to get the stamps. We are not the highway asphalt type, we love the backroads, the dirt roads and roads less travelled, the out of way places where tourist never go. Eat local, really dig into a place. We want to rub shoulders with the world, see the amazing places around the globe and get some first hand experiences of other people's cultures.
Our trip is completely unsupported and without sponsors.
Our website is: www.pikipiki.co.za.


But most of all to have fun!!


Warning: picture rich thread with stupid grammar and even worse spelling.


WHITE: COMPLETED ROUTE TO DATE. BLACK: PLANNED ROUTE FOR 2015



The lucky bastards!

We would love to hear from you, anything you are curious about.

What you can see from this trip so far...







updated Jan 2015

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Old 06-11-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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good luck man, in some of the areas you might need some of it
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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Is true, we have made it to Ethiopia by now. Just started the report now while I am ahead.
The rest will follow.....
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:39 PM   #6
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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I love this adventure story! Can't wait to hear the next episode
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #8
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Your ride reports are top class. I still read Angola.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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Yeah, she's a bit of a winger that one. Needs to be shown you care. :)
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:55 AM   #10
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And the times she is suppose to perform she does.

Never let us down at crucial times.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #11
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+1 on the most fuel efficient six-fidy on the planet

I add the stupid F650 theromostat to the list I melted down in Southern Venezuela, at least the waterpump gears and shaft are fairly easy field fix.

And some people go around saying there are no more of these big fuel-less routes in the world, hog wash, they haven't been to the dark heart of Africa First place I want to get to after South America, way more wild than anything left on the planet besides the poles that are kinda off limits

Looking forward to these next bits. Thanks for sharing what most don't do! 5 stars to me
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:33 PM   #12
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+1 on the most fuel efficient six-fidy on the planet

I add the stupid F650 theromostat to the list I melted down in Southern Venezuela, at least the waterpump gears and shaft are fairly easy field fix.

And some people go around saying there are no more of these big fuel-less routes in the world, hog wash, they haven't been to the dark heart of Africa First place I want to get to after South America, way more wild than anything left on the planet besides the poles that are kinda off limits

Looking forward to these next bits. Thanks for sharing what most don't do! 5 stars to me
We are currently in Europe. Yes, I know I am bit late on update but will soon. :)

There is just something special about travelling Africa and South America and such countries. Fuel is all about planning and it is not on every corner and town. Food is not in MassMart or Lidl's every 20km.
Open spaces and salt of the earth people. I really miss travelling there. Do 500km a day and see no people. Europe is nice but for kick-ass fun Africa and South America must rate as the best imho.
Thanks for following will update as soon as we are back home;)
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #13
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Thanks for the reply Michnus. I only got to see it now.

What did you do to the handlebars?

I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to give my Dakar the pounding you have given yours. Firstly because I'm not as mechanical as you obviously are. Secondly because I don't think I will ever traverse Africa or South America on a motorbike.

I look forward to your next update.

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Old 01-08-2014, 01:07 PM   #14
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Nice one. Sounds like an amazing experience
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:04 PM   #15
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Nice one. Sounds like an amazing experience
Man, I just want to go back when I see these pictures again.
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