Month: Sep 2011

Rain???

Summary: morning surprise: rain! The rainy season is supposed to start in one month! After 2 hour waiting, I departed from Tanga. The day saw sunny periods and strong rain showers, according to the locals this is not normal. On acceptable to good roads…

Rough tracks in Tansania

Summary: Late departure from hotel; crossing Mombasa with lively traffic; ferry boat trip to the other side of Mombasa; good road through green and hilly landscape to the border; border post reminded me that I had no insurance for Kenia, asked me to invite…

Jambo!

Summary: Sitting under palms at the beach; flights were OK without problems; attitude switched to ‘relax’ mode; no probs at immigration and customs; cargo company asked for 240$ for custom fees (18$), warehouse storage (94$) and their services; in the end bargained down to…

Lift-off in 4 hours

Summary: waiting for take-off at Düsseldorf airport. Despite massive reductions in luggage weight, still some kgs too much. Had to leave back spare chain and cam shaft (too heavy). Biggest challenge ahead: getting the bike out of Kenian customs tomorrow. Now flight to Munich…

Die ersten 800 km sind geschafft ;-)

Summary: trip to Munich; XBR was successfully delivered at Munich cargo airport; now heading home by train Vorgestern ging die Aktion „Ablieferung“ los. Von der Arbeit kam ich etwas verspätet los. Da es auf dem Weg lag, schaute ich noch kurz beim GPS Laden…

Mehr Durchblick!

Summary: new telelens has arrived; toursticker received. Heute morgen gab es eine schöne Überraschung: Das am Sonntag bestellte Teleobjektiv war da! Es ist mit knapp zwei Kilo ein echter Brummer:Es war der Kompromiß zwischen Brennweite, Preis und Gewicht. Der Autofokus ist tatsächlich beeindruckend schnell…

Noch zwei Wochen…

Summary: Motorcycle is basically ready for the trip. Visas received. Lot of shopping done, particularly anti-mosquito stuff. Medicines purchased. Safari in Tanzania booked. Telelens for repaired camera ordered. Puh, ein grosser Brocken ist geschafft. Die XBR ist fahrbereit. Nun gut, mir ist am Ende…