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Old 05-19-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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Motomonkey Adventures Australia To Africa and around

Hi Everyone,

I left Brisbane, Australia in October, 2010 on my 99 Suzuki DR 350 with the ambition to ride to Africa and around. To date I have past through the following countries: Australia (of course) East Timor, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Almost four years later I made it to Cape Town, where I have been taking a break earning some money before hitting the road once again.

When I first set out I travelled alone as a female and had a ball. However, In Kenya I met a nice young man called Mike. He traveled down the West Coast of Africa on his Suzuki DR650 to Cape Town and back up the east coast to Kenya where I met him. Since then we have been travelling together for over two years now.

In a couple of weeks are a leaving our friends we have made here in Cape Town. Bound for Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We like to take things slow, so I know these four countries will take us anywhere between 6 months to a year!

Anyway, I just thought you might want to join my journey - here is a link to my first blog from the road, called "My first Day On The Road - Motomonkey Adventures"

If you want to jump ahead four years - here is my latest blog "One Pannier Down, One Remains - Motomonkey Adventures"

I hope you enjoy and follow me through the next stage of my adventure!
Danielle

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Old 05-20-2014, 07:54 AM   #2
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Ride safe you guys cya on the road one day.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:41 AM   #3
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Ride safe you guys cya on the road one day.
Thanks a lot, I am sure we will meet again!! If not in America then another continent. Maybe you guys will come back to Africa!!
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:43 AM   #4
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The jitters are diminishing

Just encase you are interested in catching up on my blogs - here is my second one, "The jitters are diminishing"

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Old 05-22-2014, 01:49 PM   #5
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This is where the real adventure begins, when things break down. You can read about the start of my harroing experiance here and what I did to get somewhere to fix it - limping into emerald with fuel pouring out/

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Old 05-25-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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A Sad and Sorry Day

Not far out of Sapphire, my bike took a turn for the worst and left me stranded on the side of the road 100km from Sapphire and 400 km from the next town.
Lucky for me I managed to hitch a ride with my motorcycle!

You can read all about it here! "A Sad and Sorry Day"

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Old 06-13-2014, 08:07 AM   #7
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Ive hit the road again!

Time to pack up my temporary life in Cape Town and head towards Namibia. You can read all about my ride to the Namibia border here - The Ride To Namibia Border

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #8
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Our First Day in Namibia!

Our first day in Namibia was amazing! We didn't see a single bit of asphalt but we got to experience dirt, mud and soft wet sand!

Read all about it here - Our First Day In Namibia

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Old 06-29-2014, 05:21 AM   #9
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The Ride To Luderitz, Namibia is full of Memories

Its hard to be away from your family when you loose a family member. Despite knowing Namibia is a beautiful country and I was probably riding past it without realising as my mind was elsewhere thinking of fond memories of someone close to me.

Read my lastest blog here - http://motomonkeyadventures.com/aust...l-of-memories/

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Old 07-10-2014, 02:28 AM   #10
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Even after 4 years on the road I am still shocked about the amount of people who are openly racist. Motomonkey Adventures latest update dives into a bit of that and of course more sand riding! Got to love it, even if we are using 80/20 tires (80 onroad)

http://motomonkeyadventures.com/aust...ritz-to-betta/

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:16 AM   #11
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Every time I blink, I feel grit rolling around under my eye lid. My hands are sucking up every bit of moisture I give them and are still asking for more. My index finger is already developing a deep crack in the joint of my index finger making it painful to bend it. This dry arid environment is taking a toll on my body. Nothing I am doing rectifies the problem. I move from my preferred position of behind Mike to take lead, just to give my eyes a break from the dust that just hangs in the air.

Read More about my ride to Sossusvlei here at Motomonkey Adventures

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