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Monday, 11 April 2011

More photos from

Some of you may remember that a few months ago I put up an entry dedicated entirely to the photographic wizardry of Allison Harvey - one of my co-passengers on the Ultimate Trans Africa trip. Her and her husband Spencer joined the truck in Nairobi in October, and stayed with us all the way up until we finished in Istanbul. After all the positive feedback and enquiries that stemmed from the last entry, I was more than happy to oblige Allison some more 'blog space'. The majority of the photos below were taken in Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, but all of Allison's photos from her trip through Africa, the Middle East AND New Zealand can be found at

Solar Eclipse, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt.

Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt.

Hot air ballooning, Luxor, Egypt.

Fish-eye lens - bird's-eye view. Nile River, Luxor, Egypt.

Luxor Temple by night, Luxor, Egypt.

Sunrise, Western Desert, Egypt.

Street view, Aleppo, Syria.

Aswan street market, Aswan, Egypt.

Aswan street market, Aswan, Egypt.

Lion sits in the rain. Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Bush-camping in the Western Desert, Egypt.

Felafel seller in Bawiti. Largest town in Bahariya Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt.

The White Desert, Western Desert, Egypt.

Tahrir Square, Downtown Cairo by night. Egypt.

Giant Coca-Cola sign near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

Taxi in Alexandria, Egypt.

View of the sunrise from the top of Mt. Sinai, Egypt.

The seafront on the windiest day of the trip, Aqaba, Jordan.

Sunset in Aqaba, Jordan.

"Ad-Deir" - The Monastery at Petra, Jordan.

Friendly camel, Petra, Jordan.

Wrinkled Ass. Petra, Jordan.

The Dead Sea, Jordan.

Pickled vegetable stall, Damascus, Syria.

Archway at Palmyra, Syria.

Scooter mirror with the fish-eye lens, outside Derinkuyu Underground City, Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey.

Sunset over Cappadocia, Turkey.

AK with the killer dog of Pamukkale, Turkey.

Pamukkale, Turkey.

Amphitheatre, Pamukkale, Turkey

Ephesus, Turkey.

Camp fire on the shores of The Dead Sea, Jordan.

Namibian sunset.

Etosha National Park, Namibia.

Felucca sunset, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt.

Old men at a Nubian village, Aswan, Egypt.

Nubian village by the Nile (we had dinner and coffee here as part of our felucca trip). Aswan, Egypt.

Walking the plank - felucca on the Nile, Aswan, Egypt.

Sunset in the Western Desert, Egypt.

Somewhere in the Western Desert, Egypt (we think) quote Allison "I have one of these sort of photos from every piss stop between Nairobi and Istanbul!"

Friday, 1 April 2011

Here's some footage of a giant snake we found in the Congo. Listen to the hissing!

If you listen carefully you can hear it hissing and getting angry..