First and foremost, apologies for bringing back the Team Book Two mailing list!
Now that the formalities are out of the way – my best friend and I just published a book, or more accurately, a cookbook!
About the Book:
Heralded as the ultimate and most comprehensive Gambian cookbook, “The Gambian Cookbook” brings together the traditions, flavours and love of many families all over the smiling coast.
Having spent our formative childhood years in The Gambia, we developed a passion for friends, family and good food. This book brings together that love in an attempt to share it with the world.
The book costs £9.99 and will be on Amazon soon – but in the meantime, you can get a copy as soon as I get them.
If you wish, your copy can be signed by the authors (myself and a friend). If you are near Uxbridge or Edgeware, I can arrange to hand deliver the book – thus saving on postage. In this case, drop me an email.
If not, head over to www.SaharanPress.com to order your copy toady!
Thanks and goodnight!
Another update! I know, I know… it’s the second one this week…. but it’s almost the weekend so you cannot be mad at me!
Plus, I’m in a really good mood as my motorbike passed its MOT today (well, by the time this update is published yesterday), so she’s back on the road baby! The Termignoni Carbonio Tubi di Scarico(that’s Ducati perfomance enhancing people’s carbon fibre exhausts) are getting fitted soon… with removable baffles to make them road legal (and prevent them from causing hearing damage).
Anyhow… back to the pictures! This batch comes from Mauritannia, by which time I was running out of batteries! The only batteries I could find in Mauri (helped by Sidi du Desert, our guide) would give me enough juice for one flashless picture before dying! (note to self, bring proper batteries to Mauritannia next time!)
The pictures go from the border with the landmine field to the border with Mali… including fixing my brakes with a wheel bolt and 7 washers, bashing out wheels to make them round again and all sorts of fun!
Enjoy the update, only one left after this one!
There’s a strip of land betwen Western Sahara and Mauritannia which the UN has designated a neutral zone. This land has no government, no law and no taxes… but it does have plenty of landmines… as the less fortunate cars in the pictures show!
As always, pictures on the site!
Another round of pictures uploaded! These have been “ready” a while, but as there were so many (over 1,000!) WordPress was having issues dealing with the upload.
Anyhow – pictures taken in Morocco and Western Sahara are now uploaded
I know there are a few duplicates… I’m just hoping that at least one of every picture is up and I haven’t missed out any!
Have a happy Monday, and enjoy the rest of the week. Don’t work too hard!
Another batch of pictures in under a week (since the last was published at least )
Apologies for the watermarks on the lens on the ferry, and (c) to the images of the merc components to the random russian site I took a picture of as there was no way to print the details when going parts hunting when the front wheel bearing broke!
As always, click on read more to see the pictures!
Well, it’s not been a week, but the next batch of pictures are ready!
Click on read more to see the pictures taken in France and Andorra during the 2010-2011 Timbuktu Challenge!
Finally, at long last, I’m ready (almost) to start releasing pictures!
What I’ll do is upload an “area” a week, for now it’s UK & Channel… so not that fantastic… but keep your eyes peeled for the rest!
While on topic, please note that subscriptions to the TeamBookTwo mailing list are now closed. If you do want to subscribe to future updates, please head over to www.EoVita.com where you can subscribe to the new site which tracks my adventures. Once all the content on TeamBookTwo is fully released and complete, I will transfer all TeamBookTwo subscriptions over to EoVita.com (though by subscribing now you can get a head-start on the new updates!)
Anyhow, without further ado… the pictures!
A short clip recorded in in a “boutique” in Dakhla, Western Sahara late one night.
The cheche is the Touareg head-scarf, which ranges in length from 1.5m (as shown) to multiple meters, depending on the social standing (and ability to afford the cloth!) of the wearer.
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Turns out, the leak wasn’t too serious. The high-pressure hose that connected the fuel filter and fuel pump had a small tear. We patched this with rescue tape, which is advertised as the dogs b*llocks, resistant to heat, pressure, fuel, yada-yada. Let me tell you something about rescue tape. It’s utter CRAP! Less than 10km down the road, the rescue tape had blown, and we were now losing so much fuel that the car wouldn’t start/move. Another quick fix (we were only 20km from Timbuktu!) with more rescue tape (in much thicker levels) and off we were. » Continue Reading
A quick night stop and off we were! The last leg of the journey to Timbuktu! Another 6am wakeup on the 14th, and we headed down the laterite track… As we reversed out of the hotel, the car crunched over a large rock… no apparent damage so we headed off.