Central Kalahari – the middle of nowhere

The road sign says “Central Kalarahi 200 m”. The GPS says “Off road”. I engage the 4WD of my Bakkie, take a deep breath and turn left into the middle of nowhere. I passed the last patrol station 250 km ago and the next one is in Maun – 500 km ahead. It took me 6,5...

Expedition Southern Africa

Take a cheap flight to Johannesburg, buy a 4×4 and start driving up to Kenya – that was the plan. So I arrived in Jo’burg. Remember Marnus and Hon? The couple Verena and I met at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Ko Phi Phi (Island). They are...

Cairo, Luxor, Egypt

During my flight research I found out that a lot of flights from Frankfurt to Johannesburg have a stopover in Cairo, Egypt. One of them was landing in Cairo at 9 a.m. but leaving late at 10 p.m. First I had the idea about hopping out of the aircraft in the morning,...

Chicago

It’s always easier to stay overnight offside the road in the van, if you are away from the big cities. You just drive to a rest area at the highway or to a national forest, park your van, climb in the back and you just sleep. With our queen size mattress and a cozy...

Bear Country Canada

After we left Vancouver we did not really know which way we should drive. It was the 10th of June and we wanted to start all the way down to New York on the 24th of June, so we had only 14 days for little Canada. Jan’s origin route from Vancouver via Anchorage to...