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Old 07-21-2011, 10:24 AM   #136
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farking hell what an adventure, keep it coming

did you had difficulty getting petrol?

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Old 07-23-2011, 12:58 AM   #137
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Hi Laurent,

I'm thrilled by following your report and the magnificent pics of your travel. I've lived there some years ago and I must say that after all the "revolutions" and civil wars nothing changed in this country. On the contrary: it's even more difficult than before. In the annexe I have you a pic of Kinshasa "la belle" from the years 1990.
I wish you a perfect continuation of your adventure trip.
Good ride, Nelliedriver.

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Old 07-25-2011, 06:18 PM   #138
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Fantastic Laurent! Congrats on making the Lubumbashi run, and in just 12 days.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:46 PM   #139
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great pics and report!
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:36 AM   #140
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Must i remind you that we are all checking in hourly on your thread? :)
Keep riding!
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:57 AM   #141
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Interesting report!
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:36 PM   #142
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seem a good trip, when get to Eastern Cape, South Africa, come to Policlinic pharmacy and ask were I am ,Might be around and come and stay over, may ride with you to Cape town, Good Luck, be carefull in Mozambique, Kobus
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:38 PM   #143
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Laurent, Eastern Cape town Jeffreys Bay
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:57 AM   #144
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farking hell what an adventure, keep it coming

did you had difficulty getting petrol?

Actually, petrol isn't an issue: they're selling it in 5l- or 1l-plastic cannister in most cities. Actual capacity of said cannister and quality of fuel may vary.. but the Rotax engine didn't mind.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:23 AM   #145
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Most excellent L. I am enjoying this, it looks like damn hard work.
MJ,
yup, it was a lot of sweating.. but writing this in a cyber cafe / hole-in-a-wall on a 60 Mhz Pentium with 128 MB of RAM, a 1200-baud "high speed" connection, configured for the funky French keyboard layout, but with an English keyboard, now this is hard!

As somebody said is another well-known RR: DRC, it's not like they said
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:27 PM   #146
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You going to post or just sit and drink more beer ?

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Old 08-11-2011, 03:10 AM   #147
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You going to post or just sit and drink more beer ?

waiting for more
Actually, I've stored the bike in Douala until the end of the wet season and I've just flown back to France for a couple months of R&R . Of all things, I've chosen Royal Air Marco, and they don't serve beer! ouch, that was a long flight.

As a side note, Cameroon is one of the first (non-muslim) country I've crossed that doesn't have their own brand of beer. Castel, Mützig, 33 Export, etc.. boring!
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:13 PM   #148
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Nice

Asianrider,
I just read your entire RR and I must say it's quite good. I really love the pics and you have a great attitude traveling thru Africa as it can be a real test of ones patience. Look foward to your next leg.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:24 PM   #149
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Any news Laurent, hope everything is ok
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:37 PM   #150
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