Thursday, March 31, 2011

Starting the Africa Adventure

As I was packing for the trip, which is always last minute, Hussain Called me and told me that we have to visit the Botswana Embassy to receive our visa document. So we had to stop for 5 minutes at the embassy to get the document that would allow us a visa at the border. Something always comes at the last minute.

We arrived at Kuwait Towers around 4:10 pm, met all the friends, family and news media personnel thanks to Kuwait Riders who organized the event. Then we proceeded to the Salmi border accompanied by many of our biker friends who we said good bye to and headed to Hafer Albatan with a total of 266 km, not bad for the first day.

Al-Watan News Paper has a half page about our start click here to view.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Leaving Tomorrow

Well we are almost packed and ready to go although I doubt that any one of us will get any sleep tonight since we are always restless before leaving. Kuwait Riders have organized a great ride, and we will be meeting at Kuwait towers @ 4 pm and then start ridding by 4:30 to Hafar Albatan (only 250 km).

We would like to thank all who have supported us especially those who don't want to be named, hope to see you all soon.

In this video Ali is demonstrating how we fit a full sleeping beg into a small satchel, he didn't believe it at first that it would fit.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Count Down

Our target date is still the 31st of March while Hussain is working on getting our visas and Ali found out that the ferry from Jeddah leaves on a Sunday and Thursday. I have got a quote for shipping the bikes back to Kuwait, and we all got the last of our inoculations (I think) last week for yellow-fever and each got a yellow vaccination card. We are still waiting for our tires, sleeping bags, and new HD Helmet Cams and I have to get my bike fully serviced before we start.