Dear friends, troubles here in Namibia, I lost control of the wheel last weekend and crashed. Sander and I in the hospital and the Yellow Monster total loss. Physically I’m already recovering considerably. I need to arrange some things here and then come back to NL in a few weeks. End of the adventure 🙁
And then suddenly you are having breakfast with the First Secretary of our Dutch Embassy in Cotonou. Yesterday morning I visited our embassy and was invited by the best man for a dinner party because “you do not see a Dutch registration plate here very often” the ambassador and the rest of his entourage joined so it became a pleasant Dutch evening. Then I was allowed to put the Yellow Monster on the driveway of the First Secretary and spend the night there. What a hospitality!
Yesterday the border crossing to Ghana was slightly different than expected… The crossing that I planned to take, and which was marked as a road on my map turned out to be only doable by canoe. Police and customs post were present, only no bridge! And driving through the water was not an option. Eventually I had to drive 200 km to the next border post, almost completely unpaved road and with big holes 🙁
Last night in Burkina Faso. I drove 200 km of gravel piste, the Yellow Monster is shaken, not stirred, but behaved very well. Tomorrow to Ghana!
I arrived in Burkina Fasso a few days ago, temperature in Ouagadougou is unbearable, luckily I received my visa for Ghana and I’m already looking forward to a refreshing dive in the sea. But first I will visit the south west of Burkina Faso; Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora and Sindou Peaks
Thank you dear friends for the birthday wishes! Yesterday I had a nice evening in Bamako, Mali, with bubbles and even some fireworks.
Today the visa for Burkina Faso is arranged and I went wild on milkshakes and other luxuries that you can find in such a capital. In the coming days there will also be a travel report so to be continued…
Tonight we’re pub quizzing with the expat community of Bamako. Four rounds with themes Marsupials, Mali, Religion and UN.