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To Be Continued...

View from Soul Surfer
posted on 14 Feb 2017 Muizenberg — 12 Feb 2017 View from Soul Surfer

I am recovering just fine but I haven't recovered well enough to finish my cycling trip this time around.

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Bicycle meets Truck

Still looking good a couple of hours before the crash
posted on 29 Jan 2017 Knysna — 26 Jan 2017 Still looking good a couple of hours before the crash

I wish I didn't have to write this but I do: my bicycle trip has come to an abrupt end.. I got hit by a truck in Knysna, on my 22nd cycling day, 57 km in, towards Wilderness.

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Cycle touring like a pro

Nameless (for now)
posted on 8 Dec 2016 Johannesburg — 25 Nov 2016 Nameless (for now)

I got another bicycle. A better one (sorry Humber). One that will hopefully take me all the way to Cape Town!

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Bikepacking from Malawi to Zambia

The Humber, when it was brand new
posted on 10 Nov 2016 Rufunsa — 15 Oct 2016 The Humber, when it was brand new

I've been backpacking for quite a while now. More than a year! It has been incredible. And still is. But I had been thinking of changing my mode of transport. More specifically to cycling. On the one hand because I had been squeezed into too many minibuses on my way down. On the other hand because other people had inspired me to try cycling.

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The Bethlehem Wall

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posted on 22 Oct 2016 Bethlehem — 24 Nov 2015 Artwork

Many people know about the Berlin Wall. And that it was taken down in '89, uniting east and west Berlin. Tourists visit the Wall and its museums. Learning about the dark times and remembering themselves that this shouldn't happen again.

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Pictures of Hebron

Drinking tea in the barn!
posted on 18 Sep 2016 Hebron — 20 Nov 2015 Drinking tea in the barn!

We came back to Hebron completely overwhelmed by what had happened in Nabi Saley. So we decided to help out with ISM where we could.

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Clashing with the IDF

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posted on 27 Aug 2016 Nabi Saleh — 20 Nov 2015 nabi-saleh-sling-shot-gas.jpg

When we finished visiting Hebron Jan proposed to go to Ramallah where we could sleep in an ISM house and see the organization in action. Every Friday protests brake out in various cities and villages around Palestine and ISM wants to be present to report on anything bad happening during these demonstrations. This goes from Palestinians getting harassed, soldiers shooting tear gas to people getting shot and killed.

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The divided city of Hebron

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posted on 26 May 2016 Hebron — 20 Nov 2015 hebron-palestine-flags.jpg

We were officially in Palestine now. Although "officially" might not be the right word, since officially Palestine is not recognized as a sovereign state by the UN. It has its own flag, its own license plates, but it doesn't have its own currency (anymore). The Israeli controlled checkpoints everywhere make it clear however that we crossed into Palestinian territory.

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A day in The Holy City

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posted on 16 May 2016 Jerusalem — 18 Nov 2015 jerusalem-jesus.jpg

From the bus station on the west side of Jerusalem we walked along the Old Yaffa road. A modern street, lined with clothing shops and split in the middle by a tram line. Things slowly started to look different from here, hinting at the ongoing dispute between the Israel and Palestine. Everywhere soldiers were walking around with big machine guns, guarding every street corner. It was a strange sight!

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