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10 roads you would never want to drive on

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Guest FriendofGreece

Anyone drove on one of these roads?

 

There are camels in Australia?  :huh:  See 4:31.

 

 

 

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Guest FriendofGreece

And on the mountain roads in Greece too. There are no barriers, if I remember well. I could hardly out the car window.  

 

Jen - yeah, Australia does have camels. Camel meat, anyone?  ;)

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believe you me, the escarpment road in zambia, is no picnic either

 

as one put it ....

 

 

This road is the main link between the ports in South Africa and the great mines and quarries of Zambia, DRC and beyond.  There is a seemingly endless procession of heavy trucks taking equipment into the mines, and bringing copper etc. out.  This section of steep gradients and turns pushes these vehicles, their gearboxes and brakes to the absolute limit....and alarmingly frequently, beyond.  Based on my experiences over the last 15 years, accidents must be pretty much a daily occurrence. The air is always full of the acrid smell of tortured brakes.  You can forget the perils of walking unarmed and unguided with lions, elephant and buffalo, I am adamant that this short 10 minute section of journey is far and away the most dangerous part of the week.

 

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the above are regular occurances

 

 

and then comes the rain season .... sometimes ....

 

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and to think i drove up to lusaka using this road, when i left south africa to come "home", with the whole family on board

 

in a vw golf of all things

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I just can't imagine what life in Africa would be. Every time you post something about Africa, it seems so far away from life in the West.

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dont worry FoG ...we have have plenty of ipads here, fiberoptic internet at a price, and online banking....not to mention a couple of idiots who like to drive ferraris and lambos on not so great roads

 

and ok ...cel reception sometimes is not so good, but still

 

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:P

 

and yeah ... no lions and hippos and giraffes running about in our cities and towns here in africa

 

but ......

 

if you like out of way lodges ...we do offer unique ...uhm ..... experiences

 

like ... maybe .... heavy duty drinking buddies at the bar

 

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hell ... you might even have unexpected guests for breakfast

 

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and dont even think about having a quicky before going out. there are some really perverted voyieurs about , with no shame whatsoever

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on the other hand ...some places in africa have some "heavies" that have dead serious pets

 

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yup! living in africa is ... well ....  something else

 

:)

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Wow, what an experience! Nice to see the elephants and the giraffes not in a zoo. They are beautiful animals! Where is that lodge located, is it like in a safari area?

 

No kidding, that man perched on the pole, I wonder how he could manage with all those electric wires.

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elephants -> Mfuwe Lodge, in south luangwa park here in zambia - been there a few times .... first time of experience, crapped myself so badly, went on booze binge to recover .... ok... ok ... it was my excuse to party with my mates .... you know ... young , dumb and ...full of it :)

 

giraffes -> not sure exactly but somewhere in kenya

 

baboons & hyenas -> nigeria mafia in nigeria

 

pole climbing ... this is africa .... "make a plan" land

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Interesting. "Make-a-plan" plan, I guess, would depend on many poles a village has. The more poles, the more access?  :D

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