African Safari (Prague to Cape Town)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Xpat, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Tan101

    Tan101 Been here awhile

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    Losing my mind over this report. Just excellent. Love the writing and your ability to enlighten and entertain. One of the best Africa ride reports in existence. Please don't leave us hanging too long. Looking forward to hearing the more of your travels to Cape Town. Thank goodness you decided to put the effort in to do a write up on a trip from 10 years previous. As entertaining and as relevant as if it was in real time!
  2. RoverMike

    RoverMike Adventurer

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    Great report. You have a gift for storytelling.

    Keep going.
  3. Xpat

    Xpat Been here awhile

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    Thank you all for kind words!

    @tan: thank you very much, but I have to admit that I'm a bit jealous of you ability to mingle with locals and getting invited in by many - which makes for richer experience from travelling. I have this dumb-ass independence streak, where I don't want to inconvenience others by using their time/hospitality. But I'm working on it...
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  4. Gobby

    Gobby Trust Me!

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    Thanks Xpat - enjoy your break, will be looking forward to the rest.
  5. Bluebull2007

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    Fantastic reading, especially the bit about the DR Congo. I have been looking at some gold properties near Bukavo and to the South along lake Tanganyika. Seems there are a lot of road that way to be ridden. Ride safe and look forward to your return.
  6. benwr

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  7. NKOrange

    NKOrange Puny homer

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    Xpat, I'll second Benwr's statement. This is one of the best ride reports here and it would be great to read the rest of it.

    Cheers and happy new year!
    NK
  8. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    WOW !!!!!!!!

    Absolutely stunning RR !!!!!

    This is worth a reread or 2
  9. cerri

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    Lindas fotos!!
    Viagem fantástica!
  10. Xpat

    Xpat Been here awhile

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    Thank you. I know I'm late on this one - I've been busy at work and have just returned from a trip to Mozambique and Zimbabwe, so have to first report that one. But I will finish this one eventually, just cannot commit to a deadline. Maybe you can in the meantime check the other reports linked in my signature.

    Thanks again for support.
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  11. tcalberta

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    Wow, awesome trip report. Having just found this yesterday and reading it all through I can't wait for more.

    Thanks for writing this up and sharing Xpat
  12. docwyte

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    Wow, those pictures on top of the volcano are incredible. Really looks like a lunar landscape.
  13. Dotbond

    Dotbond Africa, Africa

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    Awesome report. Thank you for taking the time to write it up.
  14. kalahari-k

    kalahari-k Kalahari-K

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    Just spotted this after an absence from Ride Reports, XPAT. This looks as excellent as the 2nd Christmas ride report you did ( will still read the first!). The pictures are extraordinary and some I've never seen the likes of. A rich, exceptional report, much appreciated.
  15. th1npower

    th1npower ..sleep is good...

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    ..phenomenal writing and photos! Thank you for sharing...
  16. PropTP

    PropTP Been here awhile

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    One of the best reports ever. I especially enjoyed the the desert pictures down the middle east. Thanks for taking the time to post!
  17. GB

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    This outstanding report deserves to be appreciated by many more inmates! :thumb Superb ride, report and pics! Thanks for taking the time to post such elaborate commentary and excellent photos, especially of Syria, which is now mostly rubble. :cry
  18. Tan101

    Tan101 Been here awhile

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    Totally agree. Funny how the best reports seem to get missed by so many. Not to worry. I'm just glad I found it
  19. Xpat

    Xpat Been here awhile

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    Well, thank you very much!

    I still have to finish this one as I'm only half way through. Will look into it in next few months - right now I'm busy preparing report from my last ride which hopefully should be up here in a week or two.
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  20. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    Amazing read! Thanks for sharing.