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My Itinerary: 373 Days

 

France (5 nights)

March 1998

1998-03-04
7:00P — Air France flight 61 (B742)
Los Angeles, CA — Charles de Gaull, Paris, France
1998-03-05
Arrive evening, drop off bags at Ducks 3 Hostel, and immediately procede to Eiffel Tower. Then we went to the Le Café du Commerce (51 Rue du Commerce) and this is where the imfamous “This is not duck this is beef” only-restaurant-open aleged scam happened which ultimately turned out to be my bad and where I ended up with dried chicken instead of succulent duck.
1998-03-06
Toulouse; woke up in Paris; visited the Louvre. 4pm train to Toulouse. Nice dinner with Tina, some wine.
1998-03-07
Toulouse; beautiful bike ride
1998-03-08
Biking all day and crepes on the square
1998-03-09
I buy a billet for SNCF TGV train 8586, voiture 18, place 47, classe 2, for Fr 320.00. I depart Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau at 5:18pm and head north toward Paris. We arrive to Gare Montparnasse at 10:35pm. I meet up with Todd and we walk around Paris at night.
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Egypt (26 nights)

March 1998

1998-03-10
Cairo (1) — Nortre Dam in the morning.
1:45P — Air France flight 504
Paris, France — Le Caire, Egypt; Minerva Hotel located on the fifth floor of an old colonial building that has gone to seed
1998-03-11
Cairo (2) — Wake up late (4:30p); demanded breakfast but to no avail
1998-03-12
Cairo (3) — Mosque of Mohamid Ali; walk through Islamic Cairo; 2nd hand market; Todd eats meat off the street; our sell-perfume-for-5-times-the price scam; evening Nile cruise
1998-03-13
Cairo (4) — Wake up late; Egyptian museum and the Royal Mummies Hall; pyramids; dinner of pigeon with Mr. Gerges and Tiger
1998-03-14
Training — City of the Dead; Mosque of Ibn Tulun, met Ed, the crazy Dutch man; midnight train to Luxor
1998-03-15
Luxor — Todd’s Birthday; Karnac; Ride around at night
1998-03-16
Luxor — We meet Cyndi at our hotel. Together the three of us try to find jobs on a Nile river floatel. I say I will play music. We are declined.
1998-03-17
Training — We tour Luxor in the day and see the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens & Nakht, the Tomb of Mena; train to Cairo; bus to Suez; all day delay; wrote “Sometimes” ; mini van to Tarabin
1998-03-18
Tarabin — Met the guy that biked to Libya. This guy nonchalantly got on his bike, the way you and I might ride to the beach, and biked all the way to Libya
1998-03-19
Tarabin
1998-03-20
Dahab (1) — Arrived by taxi in the backway
1998-03-21
Dahab (2) — Dahab relax
1998-03-22
Dahab (3) — Open water dive 1 — Lighthouse
1998-03-23
Dahab (4) — Open water dive 2,3 — Lighthouse
1998-03-24
Dahab (5) — Open water dive 4 — the Canyon; received Open Water Diver certificate from Adventure Dive Club, Dahab
1998-03-25
Dahab (6) — Drift dive 5- Eel Gardens to Lighthouse; saw sea turtle; fan coral
1998-03-26
Dahab (7) — Advanced naturalist dive 6 — the Islands; saw the following: common goldfish; wiasses; parrot fish; queen angle; bluefish; kiwi coral; lettuce coral; mushroom coral; brain coral; sea anemone.
Advanced navigation dive 7 — Lighthouse; no visibility; basically a failed dive, but fun
1998-03-27
Dahab (8) — Advanced dive 30 meters 8 — the Canyon.
This is where I wrote the classic postcard
1998-03-28
Dahab (9) — Advanced night dive 9 — Lighthouse; saw lobster; octopus; porcipine fish; eels; sticky cucumber
1998-03-29
Dahab (10) — Advanced multi-level dive 10 — Blue Hole; incredible.
Free Dive 11 — the Canyon; in the fish bowl; millions of glass fish; received Advanced Diver certificate from Adventure Dive Club, Dahab
1998-03-30
Mt. Sanai summit — worried about getting the bends. Damn cold and damn good
1998-03-31
Na’ama Bay — Free Dive 12 — Abu Helal; the dive where I became a fan. Bus to Na’ama Bay

April 1998

1998-04-01
Na’ama Bay — Thistlegorn — Sha’ab Ali Dive 13 (outside), 14 (inside); sunken WWII British cargo ship (hit October 6, 1941).
Stingray Station Dive 15 — Ras Mohamed, Sanai
1998-04-02
Dahab (11) — relaxation in Na’ama Bay; Egypt Air various price scam; fuck-this-place-bus-back-to-Dahab
1998-04-03
Cairo; Early, yet lagging, all day bus to Cairo
1998-04-04
Egypt Air ticket meltdown; last day Cairo leave at 3:15am (April 5)
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Eritrea (10 nights)

April 1998

1998-04-05
Asmara (1) — Arrived at 5am via Egypt Air; walked around town market; Chinese restaurant
1998-04-06
Asmara (2) — Ethiopian visa; walk to south of town.
1998-04-07
Ghindi — Rented NIVA 1600
1998-04-08
Masawa (1) my birthday with Sylvana & Ulda; fish at Salama’s
1998-04-09
Masawa (2) — Gurgusom beach day; fish at Salama’s
1998-04-10
Masawa (3) — wandered around town; the harbor/no passport incident; the pakistani grain ship; fish at Salama’s
1998-04-11
Keren (1) — 2 bus trips; neat night rest stop
1998-04-12
Keren (2) — The mountain hike with kids; boom
1998-04-13
Keren (3) — The Monday livestock market
1998-04-14
Adi Kala
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Ethiopia (35 nights)

April 1998

1998-04-15
Adwa
1998-04-16
Axum
1998-04-17
Axum; hike to the church; visited the stelae; bathing grounds of the Queen of Sheba
1998-04-18
Axum; bucket shower; Easter services all night
1998-04-19
Shiray; 6:00am bus to Shiray; hotel overpriced scam; see Easter ceremonies on the way; hike to hill top; meet man with gun
1998-04-20
Adi Arkay — the Ethiopian Tina; coldest beer in the village
1998-04-21
Debark — the famed Lorry day
1998-04-22
Debark — the chill out day
1998-04-23
Debark — the Austrain training park visit
1998-04-24
Gondar — 6:00am bus; Johanes shows us around; walk to the famous Debre Berhan Selassie Church and saw the angels painted on the ceiling
1998-04-25
Gondar —
1998-04-26
Lalibela, the “You are weak.”
1998-04-27
Lalibela, day 1 of the tour
1998-04-28
Lalibela, day 2 of the tour
1998-04-29
Bahir Dar — Ghion Hotel; the 30-birr-to-the airport-we-will-walk-instead scam
1998-04-30
Bahir Dar — Ghion Hotel; explored the Blue Nile Falls near Tis Abbay

May 1998

1998-05-01
Addis Ababa (1) — Larium Day, flew into Addis today. Stay at Park Hotel
1998-05-02
Addis Ababa (2) — Park Hotel
1998-05-03
Addis Ababa (3) — Park Hotel
1998-05-04
Addis Ababa (4) — The “Buy Breakfast” day. Today we attempt to buy in Addis Ababa, on May 4, 1998, two months after a famed Egypt Air flight, a 1980 White Toyota Hilux small truck for an African Overland Adventure, with a rebuilt Ford V6 engine. Your joking, right? No…
1998-05-05
Addis Ababa (5) — Park Hotel
1998-05-06
Addis Ababa (6) — Park Hotel
1998-05-07
Addis Ababa (7) — Park Hotel
1998-05-08
Addis Ababa (8) — Park Hotel
1998-05-09
Addis Ababa (9) — Park Hotel
1998-05-10
Addis Ababa (10) — Park Hotel
1998-05-11
Lake Langano — We try to drive out of the Park Hotel but are stopped by staff. They are threatening to call the police. Turns out one of our passengers, Greg, has stolen a blanket. It takes about 30 minutes to sort out the mess but eventually we do. We drive out of town and bush camp next to the lake. Our first night with Breakfast. As soon as we set up camp, several Ethiopians come out of the bushes and watch us. They become our night watchman, something that happens most every night moving forward.
1998-05-12
Araba Minch — Arrive after dark without headlights; it was here where we named our truck ‘Breakfast’ in honor of a nice poster hanging in the kitch. We ate fish for dinner both nights
1998-05-13
Arba Minch, swimming down in the valley, ate fish
1998-05-14
Konso, drive all day, make Potjie
1998-05-15
Jinka, arrive late, make Potjie
1998-05-16
Jinka, the turn off the water after 1 week no shower scam
1998-05-17
Burge, the steep hill, bush camp, shit scare day
1998-05-18
Mega, warm fresh bread, bush camp, near border
1998-05-19
Moyale, silencer falls of exaust system
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Kenya (1st time; 31 nights) (40 nights total)

May 1998

1998-05-20
Moyale (Kenya side), No cross border scam
1998-05-21
Marsabit, 6am to 8pm, 14 hours of neck-jarring road along the East African Trans-continental hyway
1998-05-22
Archer’s Post
1998-05-23
Chuka
1998-05-24
Chuka
1998-05-25
Nairobi (1) — Dinner at the Carnivore
1998-05-26
Nairobi (2) — The day we met Greg and the toiletpaper
1998-05-27
Nairobi (3)
1998-05-28
Nairobi (4)
1998-05-29
Nairobi (5)
1998-05-30
Nairobi (6) — The food poisoning day
1998-05-31
Nairobi (7) — Our meningitus shot at the Nairobi hospital

June 1998

1998-06-01
Nairobi (8) — Madaraka Day; We had over to the Carnivore for dancing, bonfires and good times
1998-06-02
Nairobi (9)
1998-06-03
Nairobi (10)
1998-06-04
Naivasha — Played frisbee; saw the yawning hippo
1998-06-05
Naivasha — Crater Lake Game Park
1998-06-06
Lake Nakuru National Park
1998-06-07
Hell’s Gate National Park
1998-06-08
Eldorate — Naiberi River Campsite; made the mashed potatoes in the cool camp by the riverside
1998-06-09
Eldorate Overland — Naiberi River Campsite
1998-06-10
Eldorate — Kip Keino’s place
1998-06-11
Eldorate — Kip Keino’s place
1998-06-12
Eldorate — Kip Keino’s place (?)
1998-06-13
Kitale — Safari Place
1998-06-14
Eliye Springs, Lake Turkana
1998-06-15
Eliye Springs, Lake Turkana
1998-06-16
Bush Camp, Turkana
1998-06-17
Turkwell Gorge — Lodwa omlette
1998-06-18
Turkwell Gorge
1998-06-19
Total Gas Staion with Joseph
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Uganda (21 nights)

June 1998

1998-06-20
Jinji — crossed at Malaba; camped at Bujagali Falls
1998-06-21
Jinja — Sunday; banks closed
1998-06-22
Kampala (1)
1998-06-23
Kampala (2)
1998-06-24
Kampala (3)
1998-06-25
Kampala (4)
1998-06-26
The wied “no menu” place
1998-06-27
Bwindi Impenetrable
1998-06-28
Bwindi Impenetrable
1998-06-29
Bwindi Impenetrable
1998-06-30
Bwindi Impenetrable

July 1998

1998-07-1
Bwindi Impenetrable
1998-07-02
Bwindi Impenetrable
1998-07-03
Bwindi Impenetrable — Todd and I track the gorillas today in the dense forest
1998-07-04
Bwindi Impenetrable — Greg and Nicole track the gorillas
1998-07-05
Lake Bunyoni
1998-07-06
Kampala (5)
1998-07-07
Kampala (6)
1998-07-08
Kampala (7) — Lake Victoria
1998-07-09
Jinja
1998-07-10
Jinja — The Nile river rafting trip
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Kenya (2nd time; 9 nights)

July 1998

1998-07-10
The stalled-at-lunch-border crossing
1998-07-11
Kakamega — Stayed with Nick, the Ornithologist
1998-07-12
Eldorat — The Breakfast-spin-out-inncident; Kip Keino’s place (World Cup; Confirmed Date)
1998-07-13
Lake Bogoria — millions of flamingoes; bushcamp in the middle of herds of zebra
1998-07-14
Nairobi (11) — Tuesday Masai Market
1998-07-15
Nairobi (12) — Nicole leaves for Europe; Todd drinks
1998-07-16
Lake Magadi Camp
1998-07-17
Nairobi (13) — Greg kicked rock in my eye in the early morning; Masia market; engine makes wierd noises
1998-07-18
Amboseli — “HP Sauce!”
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Tanzania (1st time; 8 nights) (17 nights total)

July 1998

1998-07-19
Arusha — Masai Camp
1998-07-20
Arusha — Masai Camp
1998-07-21
Ngorongoro Crater — the drive out
1998-07-22
Ngorongoro Crater attempt
1998-07-23
Ngorongoro Crater
1998-07-24
Arusha — Morning drive from Crater; retread tyre scam
1998-07-25
Traveler’s Lodge and Camp — The bag-on-Brian-Brian-goes-to-bed-early-night
1998-07-26
Dar es Salaam — Silver Sands Hotel
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Zanzibar (5 nights)

July 1998

1998-07-27
Dar es Salaam → Zanzibar
Catamaran Passenger Cruiser
Africa Shipping Corporation LTD.
PO Box 3231 Zanzibar, Tanzania
Fare $15 (first class) + Port Tax $5
Stone Town — Arrive, find hotel, wander, sunset at night market
1998-07-28
Stone Town — Change money, dry clean adventure, Kate’s sarong buying escapade, sunset at night market
1998-07-29
Stone Town — Spice Tour in the rain, night market
1998-07-30
Stone Town — Today we wander, I get lost, meet Jocelyn at the night market
1998-07-31
Stone Town — The trip to the beach on the other side of the island. I get lost wandering home at night
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The Black Diamond — At Sea (1 night)

August 1998

1998-08-01
At sea — Hook up with George, the Polish sailor and Bossman and their Black Diamond 52 foot double mast sailboat. Great connection. Clear customs and sail out of Stone Town at sunset after shopping and one final walk through Stone Town. Goodbye Zanzibar
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Tanzania (2nd time; 3 nights)

August 1998

1998-08-02
Dar es Salaam — Wake on the Black Diamond; Deserted Island; Silver Sands Hotel
1998-08-03
Dar es Salaam — Silver Sands Hotel; The Chigger Incident
1998-08-04
Kisolanza Farm Camp, Iringa, made blackberry jam
1998-08-05
The Tanzanian 2 km/hr over the speed limit radar gun scam
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Malawi (1st time; 13 nights) (31 nights total)

August 1998

1998-08-05
Karango — Cross into Malawi (Songwe Border); sleep in the Karango Courtyard
1998-08-06
Korango — car won’t start, rebuild Breakfast’s alternator, eat fried chambo fish, yum
1998-08-07
Livingstonia — Drive to Chitimba, first dip into Lake Malawi, see friends at overland stop, drive up to Livingstonia.
US Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam bombed
1998-08-08
Nkhata Bay (1) — Begin clicking, drive to Mzuzu, and then on to Nkhata Bay, Africa Bay Backpackers, clicking getting worse
1998-08-09
Nkhata Bay — the gear box has failed, jerry died 3 yrs ago, my god, are what are all those parts doing all over the place
1998-08-10
Nkhata Bay (2) — market
1998-08-11
Nkhata Bay (3) — bought the teak pipe
1998-08-12
Nkhata Bay (4) — Murray Powers
1998-08-13
Nkhata Bay (5) — stoned
1998-08-14
Nkhata Bay (6) — gear box finished, bought the Fish Chair.
Maula Tyre Fitters and General Repairs
Prop L.D. Kamanga
PO Box 2 Nkhata Bay
1998-08-15
Nkhata Bay (7) — Party
1998-08-16
Leave Africa Bay, eat small, fried bird in Salima, go to Lilongwe and camp at a house, nice dinner
1998-08-17
Awaken in Lilongwe with ants infestation, get Moçambique Visa, drive to Mwanza at Malawi/Moçambique border
1998-08-18
Wake up at 5:00am, exit Malawi (Mwanza border), 6:00am
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Moambique (0 nights)

August 1998

1998-08-18
Tete Corridor 7:00am — 10:30am (Cuchamano border)
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Zimbabwe (1st time; 17 nights) (46 nights total)

August 1998

1998-08-18
Harare — Enter Zim (Nyamapanda border) at 11:30am, eat lunch at some random gas station, try to change money, meet Chris T. at the airport at 1:30pm, go meet up with Aren & Marieke
1998-08-19
Harare, meet the Mies and Roland at the airport, get drunk that night
1998-08-20
Harare, my backpack gets stolen early in the morning; play tennis
1998-08-21
Harare, play tennis
1998-08-22
Harare — bought travelers checks at the mall; Aren’s roof rack trouble; Brian’s freak dance on top of the car
1998-08-23
Photo Developing, bought 10 rt tickets to Madagascar
1998-08-24
Bulawayo — Nicole rejoins the group
1998-08-25
Matopos
1998-08-26
Matopos
1998-08-27
Hwange — Main Camp
1998-08-28
Hwange — Sinamatella Camp
1998-08-29
Hwange — Masuma Dam
1998-08-30
Hwange — Masuma Dam

September 1998

1998-09-01
Hwange — Robbins Camp — Greg freak-out day
1998-09-02
Victoria Falls (1); High Tea
1998-09-03
Victoria Falls (2); Mies and I go to the falls
1998-09-04
Victoria Falls (3); Zambezi River Rafting
1998-09-05
Victoria Falls (4); Zambia go-comeback
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Zambia (1st time; 0 nights) (19 nights total)

September 1998

1998-09-05
Victoria Falls — Zambia side
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Zimbabwe (2nd time; 1 night)

September 1998

1998-09-05
Victoria Falls (4); Zambia go-comeback
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Botswana (1st time; 3 nights)

September 1998

1998-09-06
Chobe National Park; enter Botswana (Kazungula Road border); camped by river; baboons stole our avocados
1998-09-07
Chobe; the day of the Breakfast/Leo breakdown; bush camped on the side of the road
1998-09-08
Botswana army rescue
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Zimbabwe (3rd time; 27 nights)

September 1998

1998-09-08
Victoria Falls (5); enter Zimbabwe (Kazungula border); Leo tows Breakfast to Vic Falls; party at Down Under
1998-09-09
Victoria Falls (6)
1998-09-10
Victoria Falls (7) — Greg and Bass leave the group
1998-09-11
Victoria Falls (8) — Jocelyn leaves the group
1998-09-12
Victoria Falls (9)
1998-09-13
Bulawayo
1998-09-14
Kyle Recreation Center
1998-09-15
Kyle Recreation Center
1998-09-16
Harare (10)
1998-09-17
Harare (11)
1998-09-18
Harare (12)
1998-09-19
Harare (13)
1998-09-20
Harare (14)
1998-09-21
Harare (15)
1998-09-22
Harare (16)
1998-09-23
Harare (17)
1998-09-24
Chinhoyi — Drive from Harare to Chinhoyi; The nice dinner night
1998-09-25
Matusadona (1) — Arrive after dark
1998-09-26
Matusadona (2) — Canoe and mud/elephant dung fight
1998-09-27
Matusadona (3) — Tashinga Camp; Fishing and bush baby walk
1998-09-28
Matusadona (4 ) - Tashinga Camp
1998-09-29
Karoi, Caravan Park
1998-09-30
Mana Pools (1) — Drive from Karoi, Caravan Park to Nyamepi Campground, Mana pools

October 1998

1998-10-01
Mana Pools (2) -
1998-10-02
Mana Pools (3)
1998-10-03
Mana Pools (4) — the day of the Bushwalk
1998-10-04
Mana Pools (5)
1998-10-05
Exit Zimbabwe (Chirundu border) — Last morning game drive out
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Zambia (2nd time; 9 nights)

October 1998

1998-10-05
Kufue River Gorge — Camp Pretorius
1998-10-06
Kufue Gorge — Camp Pretorius The mosquito bite that give me malaria; boat ride on river
1998-10-07
Lusaka (1) — Euraka Campsite
1998-10-08
Lusaka (2) — Euraka Campsite; Thr
1998-10-09
Chisamba — the drive up to Chisamba; stay at the Fringilla Campsite
1998-10-10
Chisamba — The Dutch anniversary; Stay at Fringilla Campsite
1998-10-11
Lusaka (3) — Euraka Campsite; Zambian multiple entry visa scam, Lusaka regional immigration office
1998-10-12
Lusaka (4) — Euraka Campsite — Chris leaves the group, the breakfast-is-rushed-my-hiking-boots-get-stolen scam
1998-10-13
Kacholola — Drove from Lusaka to here, stayed at the Kacholola Motel
1998-10-14
Exit Zambia (Mwami border)
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Malawi (2nd time; 18 nights)

October 1998

1998-10-14
Lilongwe, Golf Club — Enter Malawi (Mchinji border); stay at the Golf Club; 4X4 sign pic; chatted with guy who worked 7 days per week excpet Christmas
1998-10-15
Senga Bay (1) — Woke in Lilongwe, drive to Livingstonia Hotel campground; listened to Culture Live over and over; Todd sick; Livingstonia Hotel, cashed travelers check maybe this is the receipt for that:
Commercial Bank of Malawa, Ltd.
Capital City Branch — Lilongwe 3
15 Oct 1998.
Convert US $200 at rate 41.69 to Kw 8,338.12 — 110.20 commision = Kw 8,227.92
Question: Why is this from Lilongwe on this day?
1998-10-16
Senga Bay (2) — Steps Campsite (Livingstonia Hotel)
1998-10-17
Nkhata Bay (8) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-18
Nkhata Bay (9) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-19
Nkhata Bay (10) — Africa Bay Backpackers; Brian is malarious
1998-10-20
Nkhata Bay (11) —Africa Bay Backpackers; Brian is malarious
1998-10-21
Nkhata Bay (12) — Africa Bay Backpackers; Brian is malarious
1998-10-22
Nkhata Bay (13) — Africa Bay Backpackers; Brian is malarious
1998-10-23
Nkhata Bay (14) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-24
Nkhata Bay (15) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-25
Nkhata Bay (16) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-26
Nkhata Bay (17) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-27
Nkhata Bay (18) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-28
Nkhata Bay (19) — Marieke’s Birthday; campfire on the beach
1998-10-29
Nkhata Bay (20) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-30
Nkhata Bay (21) — Africa Bay Backpackers
1998-10-31
Nkhata Bay (22) — Africa Bay Backpackers

November 1998

1998-11-01
Senga Bay (3) — Steps Campsite; Pack up in Nkhata Bay; visit and say goodbye to Leonard
1998-11-02
Senga Bay (4) — Steps Campsite; fishing boat village excursion; you buy mangos scam
1998-11-03
Wake in Senga Bay, Steps Campsite, Exit Malawi, Enter Zambia visit National Park Headquarters in Chipata (Mchinji border)
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Zambia (3rd time; 10 nights)  

November 1998

1998-11-03
Chitapa — Enter Zambia (Mwami border) the free camping place at National Park Headquarters
1998-11-04
Mfuwe Gate, Flatdogs Camp — Drive from Chipata into South Luangwa; cashed travelers check at park gate; great Game Drive day
1998-11-05
Petauke — Nyika Motel — Explore South Luangwa; exit park; drive on the neat off-road adventure; Zambian moon; end in Petuke Hotel; chicken and chips
1998-11-06
Lusaka (5) — Eureka Campsite
1998-11-07
Lusaka (6) — Eureka Campsite
1998-11-08
Kafue National Park attempt — Woke in Lusaka; cashed travelers check at bank; drove to Kafue National Park; Brian doesn’t pay park entrance
1998-11-09
Lusaka (7) — Eureka Campsite; woke in Kafue; broke coil spring; drove back to Lusaka
1998-11-10
Lusaka (8) — Eureka Campsite
1998-11-11
Livingstone — Jolly Boys backpackers; woke in Lusaka, fixed coil springs, drove on
1998-11-12
Livingstone — Jolly Boys backpackers — Swam Devil’s Pool on edge of Vic Falls
1998-11-13
Cross into Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe (4th time; 1 night)

November 1998

1998-11-13
Victoria Falls — Shopping, met the store guard with all the badges and metals
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Botswana (2nd time; 0 nights)

November 1998

1998-11-14
Enter Botswana (Kazungula border); drove several k’s; exit Botswana (Ngoma border)
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Namibia (30 nights)

November 1998

1998-11-14
Katima Mulilo — Enter Namibia (Ngoma border); Sleep at the Zambezi Lodge Campsite, Katima M. Shell
1998-11-15
Mudumu National Park, Nakatwa Camp
1998-11-16
Mamili National Park, Lyadura bush camp; Sangwali village and pic of house
1998-11-17
West Caprivi Game Reserve bush camp; leopard tortoise road find enroute near Kongola
1998-11-18
Rundu — Sarasungu River Lodge; Golf; the gear box breaks again; epic sunset of the year award
1998-11-19
Otjiwarongo — Acacia Park Rest Camp; stop in Grootfontein
1998-11-20
Windhoek — Chameleon Backpackers; FN Bank of Namibia
1998-11-21
Windhoek —
1998-11-22
Windhoek —
1998-11-23
Windhoek — bought stamps at Post Office
1998-11-24
Windhoek — Hospital, malaria test, pharmacy
1998-11-25
Windhoek
1998-11-26
Windhoek
1998-11-27
Namib — Naukluft Park
1998-11-28
Sossusvlei
1998-11-29
extras/potjieRemote “the-sky-is-the-limit-i’m-going-to-have-my-own-potjie” campground
1998-11-30
Swakapmund

December 1998

1998-12-01
Swakapmund
1998-12-02
Swakapmund
1998-12-03
Swakapmund
1998-12-04
Windhoek
1998-12-05
Windhoek
1998-12-06
Windhoek
1998-12-07
Windhoek — developed photos
1998-12-08
Windhoek
1998-12-09
Windhoek
1998-12-10
Windhoek
1998-12-11
Windhoek
1998-12-12
Windhoek
1998-12-13
Windhoek
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Botswana (3rd time; 1 night)

December 1998

1998-12-14
Enter Botswana (Mamono border)
Slept at the gas station with the brutal lightning storm
1998-12-15
Exit Botswana (Ramatlabama border)
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Suid Africa (1st time; 4 nights) (58 nights total)

December 1998

1998-12-15
Johanesburg — Enter South Africa (Ramatlabama border)
1998-12-16
Johanesburg
1998-12-17
Johanesburg
1998-12-18
Johanesburg
1998-12-19
Exit South Africa — Johannesburg International Airport
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Madagascar (28 nights)

December 1998

1998-12-19
Antananarivo — Air Madagascar
1998-12-20
Antananarivo
1998-12-21
Antananarivo
1998-12-22
Analamazaotra (Perinet) — Brokedown mini-van taxi to the track the legendary indiri lemur; go on a night hike and see a red grasshopper; sleep at Hotel Buffet de la Gare — an old railway station
1998-12-23
Antananarivo — Day hike in Perinet; Parson’s Chameleon; yellow grasshopper; Mies & Wouter arrive
1998-12-24
Antananarivo
1998-12-25
Antananarivo
1998-12-26
Antsirabe
1998-12-27
Antsirabe
1998-12-28
Fianarantsoa — The Wine tour
1998-12-29
Ihosey
1998-12-30
Ifaty, Mora Mora Resort — the Life, oh Life ride
1998-12-31
Ifaty, Mora Mora Resort

January 1999

1999-01-01
Ifaty, Mora Mora Resort — the day of rest
1999-01-02
Ifaty, Mora Mora Resort — the scuba diving day
1999-01-03
Ifaty, Mora Mora Resort — take the sailboat down the coast; eat fish in village
1999-01-04
Ifaty, Mora Mora Resort
1999-01-05
Toliara, Chez Micheline Rest House
1999-01-06
Isalo
1999-01-07
Isalo
1999-01-08
Fianarantsoa
1999-01-09
Fianaransoa
1999-01-10
Ranamofana — The hotel burn down, move to other hotel night
1999-01-11
Ranamofana — The massage and hot pool day; Hotely Ravinala
1999-01-12
Ranamofana — The Dutch arrive; Hotely Ravinala
1999-01-13
Ranamofana — Hotely Ravinala
1999-01-14
Antananarivo
1999-01-15
Antananarivo
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Suid Africa (2nd time; 54 nights)

January 1999

1999-01-16
Johanesburg — Enter South Africa — Johannesburg International Airport
1999-01-17
Kruger
1999-01-18
Kruger -Yazee marathon with dung beetles
1999-01-19
Kruger
1999-01-20
Pretoria (1)
1999-01-21
Pretoria (2)
1999-01-22
Pretoria (3)
1999-01-23
Pretoria (4)
1999-01-24
Pretoria (5)
1999-01-25
Pretoria (6) — The Todd’s leave
1999-01-26
 
1999-01-27
 
1999-01-28
 
1999-01-29
 
1999-01-30
 
1999-01-31
 

February 1999

1999-02-01
 
1999-02-02
The Lion Farm
1999-02-03
The Lion Farm
1999-02-04
 
1999-02-05
Orange River
1999-02-06
Orange River
1999-02-07
Coleburg
1999-02-08
The South African Farmhouse
1999-02-09
Port Eliazbeth
1999-02-10
Jeffery’s Bay
1999-02-11
Jeffery’s Bay
1999-02-12
Jeffery’s Bay
1999-02-13
Jeffery's Bay
1999-02-14
Jeffery’s Bay
1999-02-15
Jeffery’s Bay
1999-02-16
Jeffery’s Bay
1999-02-17
Knysna
1999-02-18
Knysna
1999-02-19
Wilderness
1999-02-20
Cape Town — Stans Halt Youth Hostel
1999-02-21
Cape Town — Stans Halt Youth Hostel
1999-02-22
Cape Town — Stans Halt Youth Hostel
1999-02-23
Cape Town — Stans Halt Youth Hostel
1999-02-24
Cape Town — Anamaz Backpackers — Dutch leave, hang out with people I met at Swakopmund. Dutch go to Paarl.
1999-02-25
Cape Town -Anamaz Backpackers
1999-02-26
Cape Town — Moved to the Carnaby
1999-02-27
Cape Town — The Carnaby
1999-02-28
Cape Town

March 1999

1999-03-01
Cape Town — Carnaby Backpacker
1999-03-02
Cape Town — Carnaby Backpacker
1999-03-03
Cape Town — Wine tour to Stellenbash
1999-03-04
Cape Town, Table Mountain with Jessie (ticket stub)
1999-03-05
Hermanus — I take the Baz Bus for R120.00 with Jessi and friend to Hermanus with Jessi
1999-03-06
Cape Town — I take the Baz Bus back to the Carnaby Backpacker
1999-03-07
Cape Town — Carnaby Backpacker
1999-03-08
Cape Town — Carnaby Backpacker
1999-03-09
Cape Town — Carnaby Backpacker
1999-03-10
Cape Town — My last night in Africa; walked around the waterfront
1999-03-11
Exit South Africa (Cape Town International Airport); fly to Johannesburg; fly over Madagascar; fly over Maritius; land in Malaysia — but that’s a different story
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