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Cape Town, South Africa
December 4, 2022, 8:47 pm
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
humidity: 63%
wind speed: 22 mph S
sunrise: 5:27 am
sunset: 7:45 pm
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December 4, 2022, 8:47 pm
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
humidity: 62%
wind speed: 7 mph S
sunrise: 5:01 am
sunset: 6:35 pm
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December 4, 2022, 9:47 pm
Mostly cloudy
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humidity: 68%
wind speed: 7 mph E
sunrise: 6:17 am
sunset: 6:29 pm
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Where in the world is Dean?

I’m right here in Aswan, Egypt!

Hello family, friends and associates,

Sorry to be dark so long.

Everything is good!  My Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt  motorcycle adventure has been moving fast and furious (all good!).  There is not enough time in a day to experience all and everything available.

I have all kinds [...]

Speed demons and Money Changers

Once again its time to cover ground to Malawi.  It will take us several days of riding.

Day 17, Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Start Location:  Protea Hotel, Livingston, Zambia

End Location:   Lusaka, Zambia

Distance:          478 km (297 miles)

Hotel/Pension:   Best Western Plus, Lusaka, Zambia

Money Conversion:  Zambian Kwacha: $1 USD [...]

It’s Sunday, we must be in Zambia!

Day15, Sun, Jan 29, 2017

After an incredible day and a-half in the Chobe National Park and Chobe River we left amazed.  It’s approx. 18km to the Botswana/Zambia border.

Start Location:  Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana

End Location:   Livingstone, Zambia (Victoria Falls)

Distance:          83 km (52 [...]

Hippos, Crocs & Elephant

Day14 Afternoon, Sat, Jan 28, 2017

After a very successful jeep safari, we do a boat safari in the Chobe River.

The Chobe Safari Lodge was on the Chobe River's edge. Wonderful lodging and food.

At 3 PM we board a small boat for an evening river safari.

The water was glass smooth. [...]

The Caprivi Strip (Revised)

Day12, Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Another repositioning day.  We are riding due East.

Start Location:  Rundu, Namibia

End Location:   Namushasha, Namibia

Distance:          427 km (265 miles)

Hotel/Pension:   Namushasha Country Lodge

Money Conversion: R1 = $0.0443 USD; $1 USD = R13.459

Fuel: 1 liter 95 octane = R11.08

Our typical routine is:

6AM – Awake, dress and pack.

7 AM [...]

Dirt, Dirt, Dirt!

Day07, Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Today is a grueling ~500 km ride in more dirt.  The view is pure desert!  Critical is water and gas.  Helge has fuel stops marked on our GPS tracks.

Start Location:  Canyon Lodge

End Location:   Sossus Dune Lodge

Distance:          573 km (356 miles)

Hotel/Pension:   [...]

Have moto, will travel

As of this post, I’m in Swankopmund, Namibia.  If you looked at the tracks you will know we rode through a remote section of Namibia.  There was no or very limited wifi.  Most riders could not maintain a wifi connection.  The cell service was OK.  As you can see by [...]

Sorry, we want our motorcycles!

Day minus 1, Sat, Jan 32, 2017

First of all … Sorry!  It’s been a 1-1/2 year since I last posted on this blog.  Most of you got the “Year in Planning…” and a few received the “’11.5% Beer & Schloss Heidelberg” wayward post with nothing it it.

For me WordPress [...]

A year in planning …

Day -2, Jan 10, 2017

Dear family, friends and business associates,

The “All-Star Motorcycle Circus and Expedition” is a rambling travel blog that I post whenever possible, while meandering here and there on a motorcycle.

This blog has been dark since August 18, 2015.  If you received this you are on the SUBSCRIBER [...]