Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Visas

We will cross six countries. So far I have filled in 27 pages of visa application forms and sent in 12 passport pictures of myself...at a horrendous 6 CHF a pic at Mr Minit's. Two weeks before departure we have only one Visa stamp in the passport. But thanks to the excellent work of the Kuoni Travel Agency in St. Gallen we expect to be "legal" in time.

The Route

This is the approximative route we will take. We will drive fairly fast through Morocco and Mauritania, and then slow down when crossing east into the heart of Africa.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


It started at a dinner in Zurich a couple of months ago. I met Thomas and mentionned my dream to cross the Sahara by car . Last automn I received a call from Thomas: "You're still on for the trip through Africa?". "Of course" I said, and here we are. Planned departure is February 29 for Thomas. He will drive to Malaga (Spain), where I will join him on March 2nd. From there the planned route will take us through Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and finally Ghana. This blog will keep you updated on the progress of our trip.