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18 responses

  1. scott headrick

    Hey sir plz contact me back on my email that is

    April 24, 2012 at 07:36

  2. joellepretorius

    Hi Shan. Saw an idea that might work well for your photography on your travels. Take selfportraits (you in center frame) with as many different backgrounds, people,scenery etc as possible on the remainder of the journey. When you get back compile the thousands of pics into a 2 minute time lapse video on You Tube. That way everyone sees hundreds of pics really easily instead of them all sitting on a harddrive somewhere. Happy adventuring. love Joelle

    March 28, 2012 at 09:21

    • On it… booya!! Jules and I both started the trip doing that but after a couple months mine started to slow down a bit. Jules has been on the burn with the self portraits though (and gets many odd looks when people see him posing for a photo all on hi own!). I’ll step up to the plate though and take a whole bunch more before we finish. Sure I can cram a few more in this last month… 😉 Love to you and the family!! Shan

      April 3, 2012 at 12:37

  3. joellepretorius

    Hi Shan
    Here’s an idea for a photo montage or time lapse slideshow. Take self portraits with as many diffrerent backgrounds, people, scenes etc. When you get home compile them into a 2 minute time laspe you tube video. Great way for everyone to see thousands of pics real quick. Happy adventuring! love Joelle

    March 28, 2012 at 09:18

  4. Ryan

    Hey Jules, Happy Birthday. Hope u hav a great day!!

    March 6, 2012 at 13:03

  5. Libby Manuel

    Hi John,Julian,Mal and Shannon
    We met at Yabello. Great to meet you all.
    Do hope you are all still safe and well
    We all arrived back in Australia after our wonderful trip around Ethiopia
    It was fun catching up with you an hearing about your amazing expedition
    Regards abd best wishes to you all
    Libby(From Sydney)

    February 19, 2012 at 21:50

  6. Anton J

    Hi folks where are you now? Are you entering Ethiopia? Arrival day in Addis?
    Are you tightly planned on the roads you use? A suggestion: coming up from Kenya toward Addis you reach a town called Ziway. In town we eat at the International Hotel, about one third along, left side, slightly hidden. A bit beyond the hotel, in town, a tar road unsigned to the left takes you 55km to T-junction at Butajera, there turn right on tar to Addis. (NB at the end of Ziway there is a clear roadsign left to Butajera, but you have gone too far, that is the old road which rapidly turns into a rutted mess). Next T-junction 150+km, turn right to Addis, come in from the west. Better, less trafficked, more beautiful road than main road. Ca 25 km longer in total. Ring me as you go. Anton

    January 26, 2012 at 12:25

  7. Hi Guys!!!

    Have a great ride, you will have plenty of fun!!! My wife and I rode all the way up as far as Sweden last year, and most of the way back – – and will happilly help with any info you might need!
    Our next plan is similar to yours, but in reverse – New Zealand, Aus, Asia, Russia, Africa, home again. Will be following your progress avidly!
    You might have too much luggage, and too little time!!

    January 21, 2012 at 10:15

    • Hi, thanks Larry.
      I will definitely have a look at your blog, and give you a shout if we have any questions. All the best with your planning. Once the big bites…


      January 21, 2012 at 22:19

  8. Dear John So glad you were able to visit all the old haunts in B’yo– it will be interesting to hear what it all looks like now–Do hope the trip to Vic Falls has gone smoothly. Shall continue to think of you all & pray for safe travel. Lots of Love, Mum

    January 11, 2012 at 13:24

  9. Hi JB & fellow Bikers-Have been following your progress each day & praying for safety for you all. Enjoy your time in B’yo & the memories –many changes there no doubt –Have special visit to 13, 27th Ave & 43 Aberdeen Rd. Love, Mum.

    January 8, 2012 at 19:40

  10. richard isirh

    Hello the 4 from CT! thanks for your updates – we look forward to hearing what you are up to and continue to pray for you all!
    JB – did you email Irish saying that you have photos that you are going to send? If that is the case – we will look out for them ( if not – we are wary of viruses posing as real emails!!)
    God bless you all!
    R and R in Fargo

    January 5, 2012 at 20:03

    • Hi Ruth….thanks for the good words. i trust you are back into baby sitting again and again! the email to you was from ‘drop box’….my vehicle for letting you have a look see at the pics


      January 5, 2012 at 23:44

  11. Hi there

    I will be following your progress with lots of interest and wish you all a very safe and enjoyable journey. Be safe and keep the rubber on the road!


    January 3, 2012 at 12:13

    • Yours and the team’s footsteps will be hard to match! Having followed your adventure, and now doing it ourselves seems a bit surreal. Thanks for your tips which will be invaluable. Keep well and regards to the others. Mal

      January 3, 2012 at 17:34

  12. Malcolm, Shan, Jules and John I wanted to attend the farewell function on the 26th but we had prior arrangements and I’m sorry to say I’m now lying at home with bad flu so I’m not going to pop around and wish you all well. All the best for your fantastic adventure and travel safely, we’ll be following you with great interest. Gary and family at 34 Bonair rd

    December 29, 2011 at 20:30

  13. Hello. it’s Kayla and Kay-Cee! WOW excellent entrance at our school, Pinelands North Primary, Miss Shannon Taylor. AWESOME!!!! 🙂

    December 6, 2011 at 14:44

    • Thanks girls! Enjoy following the trip… see you when we’re back, in one piece hopefully!

      December 15, 2011 at 14:39

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