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by sanfairyanne
11 Oct 2020, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Offbeat suggestion if Africa is impossible but you see something culturally and geographically challenging: tour of the Arctic Circle concentrating on Inuit and Sami areas? I think I'm right in saying the Sami are predominantly found in Finland, I've been there and I can't say I was enthusiastic ab...
by sanfairyanne
11 Oct 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Thanks Martin, It's nice to know that at the very least you're only stoned when moving. How thoughtful of the children to give you some respite when you're stationary. Maybe I could carve an AK-47 out of wood, this might scare them off while having dual use as a bike stand. Having said that they can...
by sanfairyanne
11 Oct 2020, 10:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

I'd be keen to hear how you develop a strategy to cope with stone throwing. I was much younger when I cycled in Tibet and I didn't really know what i was letting myself in for. Stone throwing was actually quite rare for me, so if it was a near daily occurrence I'd likely want to get straight out of ...
by sanfairyanne
11 Oct 2020, 12:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Ethiopia does indeed look like a beautiful country but I don't know that I could cope with people throwing stones. I lost my temper once in Tibet, I caught some kid who'd thrown a rock. I caught him as he ran across a bridge. I had him over the edge of the bridge which gave him the fright of his lif...
by sanfairyanne
30 Sep 2020, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

MartinP Haha vintage, yes I'm nearly 49 and male. I was just trying to post the question on Crazy Guy and was having some troubles, so maybe it's ok to copy and paste my questions here: Hi Martin, Thanks for taking the time to reply to my request for information regarding cycling from Cairo to Cape ...
by sanfairyanne
30 Sep 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Hi Martin P, Actually through my research I too have come to the conclusion that I would like to try the western more coastal route instead of the Cairo to Cape Town route. It just seems far more miserable, I'm kidding saying miserable, but I do like a challenge. Covid of course is holding the world...
by sanfairyanne
28 Sep 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Hi Kapalasa, I just signed up to your Wordpress blog, can you please email me and let me know how to contact the Whatsapp Group. I think I'm right in saying you're not wise to put your email address directly onto this forum page. Perhaps you can send me a private message? As much as Central America ...
by sanfairyanne
28 Sep 2020, 3:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Hi DJB, For a long time I wanted to ride the Pan American Highway from Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia. Unfortunately I am banned from the U.S. I have no idea why, I've never done anything wrong. It seems I can't even get an ESTA. Apparently I need to arrange a visa interview with the embassy in London which...
by sanfairyanne
28 Sep 2020, 9:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

I also noted that the Nomad Trails people don't plan on continuing beyond the Gambia. It appears from their trail map they intend to go back north back to Morocco and eventually on to S.E.A via Central Asia. I guess it's impossible or too dangerous (taking aside Covid) to get across to east Africa f...
by sanfairyanne
28 Sep 2020, 7:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

I completely understand that I cannot do a cycle tour this year, possibly not even next year. Currently I am social isolating having just returned from a hiking trip in France. I am stuck inside taking my social isolation very seriously, so researching future plans is about all I can do.
by sanfairyanne
27 Sep 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Ok thanks Richardfm I'll do that.
by sanfairyanne
27 Sep 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Thanks Simonhill, I admit I had thought about returning to China. I cannot go back to Lhasa, so I contemplated going to Kashgar and making my way across to Vietnam. This would interest me. I shall have to look into it. You're right of course to suggest the visa situation my change in China. One of t...
by sanfairyanne
26 Sep 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

All very true Sid, I've often wondered if independent travel will one day resume in Tibet. I can see that sub Saharan Africa may take decades before we can return, but Tibet is just a pure government political decision.
by sanfairyanne
26 Sep 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

I do like Greece but it's not quite the culture shock of Africa. I may look into a south east Asia trip, I'm just not big on flying with bicycles. Perhaps the sensible option would be to fly into east Africa with the bike.
by sanfairyanne
26 Sep 2020, 11:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 2999

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

I never appreciated quite how lucky I was to do that trip and it all went incredibly easily. The Chinese visa was a doddle, we got it in Azerbaijan in 10 minutes. I just wish I'd continued on to at least Hong Kong as it would have been possible to continue that trip. Now that cycling in Africa reall...