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Enjoyable Burundi

Burundi is a peaceful country with lots of curious people gathering by the roads as we cycle. We wave at them with one hand while trying to control our bikes as the country is densely populated on the shores. The … Continue reading

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Hot Burundi

Burundi is a small country deep in the heart of Africa. Not much is known about Burundi apart from the civil war of the 90′s. We are hoping to change that by having positive experiences about the country. But before … Continue reading

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Western Tanzania – a dusty experience

Heading towards Western Tanzania is a dusty affair.It lacks the touristic features that would make one visit it. The wind blows dust particles towards our eyes and nostrils. We are mummified in red dust and we have to cover our … Continue reading

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A little bit of humor is allowed

HIV/AIDS  is no laughing matter but the Ministry of Health in conjunction with partner organizations have come up with a humorous way of talking about it. The billboard poster reads, ” You cannot know the HIV status by just looking. … Continue reading

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Slow motion

Entering Tanzania was mentally and physically exhausting as we had to climb to an altitude of 1800 metres as we headed towards the town of Mbeya. Along the road we saw banana and tea plantations and as we climbed higher … Continue reading

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Can you show us the way?

When we think back to the time that we spent in Malawi we always remember the children as they were always willing to show us the direction. Here we were on Lake Malawi and asked the children where Tanzania was … Continue reading

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A walk at the beach

When the Fishermen leave for the lake the beach belongs to these children. They run around us and shout ‘Azungu, Azungu’, which means white person. It’s like a greeting and we are always ready to give back a reply. We … Continue reading

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Back home at Lake Malawi

”Coming back home to lake Malawi is like coming back home”, I tell the interested locals about my crossing border experience of 2009. We arrived in Monkey Bay and we decided to hold a small party to mark the second … Continue reading

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Hippo, hipp, Hurra!

We are finally in Malawi and this is a sweet memory for me as I was in Malawi during Crossing Borders 1 in 2009 though I did not cycle in the south of Malawi. The’ warm heart of Africa ‘ … Continue reading

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African kids

Children’s faces always brighten our days. They are like torches in the dark and they always illuminate the road as we cycle. These three sisters were patient enough to let us take their pictures. Compared to Germany which has an … Continue reading

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