Monday, October 24, 2011

A journey with Aelke: Africa (Part 1)

Before we left, Dimitri's friend suggested to us that we should visit a scientist in Africa to get the next component of the bicycle.
At last, we crossed the Gibraltar strait and arrived at the next continent, Africa! :D

We equipped ourselves with Pocari Sweat as the weather would be too extreme. Compared to Europe, Africa is much much warmer, so Pocari Sweat is a must to keep our body temperature stable.

As we had expected, the temperature in Africa was extremely hot. We decided to take a rest at Casablanca, the biggest city in Morocco. We spent a night here while enjoying the Art Deco building. Art Deco is is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s. [source:] awesome, eh?

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Spending time in Casablanca was the right choice, we were satisfied! While enjoying the beauty of Casablanca, we also tried to understand the notes that Dimitri's friend gave to us. The notes contained our next destination, but we were having difficulties as the text was written in Arabic. We were very grateful that citizen in Morocco using Arabic as their mother language.
Somebody told us that there was a coordinate that pointed a certain place.
Fortunately i brought my Nexian phone, so i could browse the google map in there.
After entering the coordinate number, this picture appeared!

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The coordinate number pointed a place in Algeria called Timgad. It was a Roman colonial town in North Africa founded by the Emperor Trajan around 100 AD! cool! :D [source:]
The next morning, we packed our luggage hurriedly and rushed to Timgad, in Timgad we met Youssef, the person who would guide us to find the next component of the bicycle! :D
Youssef is an Algerian, so he knew all about our next destination. He suggested to us to visit Yankari National Park in Nigeria where large wildlife park located.
He said that there was a natural spring called wiki warm spring in there! Wow, a real paradise on earth! :D

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"I hope we can stay a little bit longer here..." i said to Youssef.

[To be continued]

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