Author: akistemp

August 28, 2018 akistemp

This is our first official @theworldoffroad photo – family version, somewhere on mount Olympus, where we spent three days this week. Photo: Pantelis Tzertzevelis

August 15, 2018 akistemp

We decided to travel from Italy to Greece – which means from our adopted to our home country – The World Offroad way. Which means slow, very slow! We managed to spend 11 nights all the way from Scandiano to Thessaloniki – a thousand mile route anybody else could have covered in two driving days….

August 2, 2018 akistemp

We arrive in Dubrovnik, Croatia, today, in a trip back home (Greece) we do it theworldoffroad way: one week of travel for a route anybody else covers in two days – if not only one! We will post photos from our Dalmatian adventure but now we want to show you one picture with great symbolism…

June 30, 2007 akistemp

Truth is that heading to Dogon country, I believed I would find a civilization transformed by tourism. Locals at Bamako warned us that Dogon people care just for money, so I didn’t have the best mood going there. After two and a half days at Dogon country I’m so happy things are not exactly like…

June 22, 2007 akistemp

Off-road you say? 187 km. in 8 hours we reply! Entering Mali, I was thinking about staying for 2 days in Kayes and after proceeding to Bamako. Akis had his own plan so we combined them today and so we started from Kayes but from the old road to Bamako, via the Senegal river. I don’t…

June 15, 2007 akistemp

Today we did all our work in the capital and we just start to enjoy it. I was not in a good mood since yesterday, coming to Dakar. Big cities like this are difficult and pretty expensive, you Know… Today we had to do a lot – issue visas for Burkina Faso (and Guinea?) and service…

June 8, 2007 akistemp

Forgive us for not moving today but here it’s like the end of the world. A wonderful end. Except the two radio connection with Best Radio and Radio Thessaloniki today, we did almost nothing here in Chinguetti. But what do I say? We visited the library with the Islamic manuscripts of the 11th-13th century A.D. and…

May 30, 2007 akistemp

Just as we got used to live in our Maggiolina, we are back in the luxury of a Marrakesh traditional Riad. Yesterday we arrived to Marrakesh and drove directly towards the Medina to find the Maison Bel Baraka, a traditional Riad – an old rich Morocco villa – transformed to a 5 room hotel. What a…

May 29, 2007 akistemp

It was a long day yesterday. From the 240 km. off-road route we got out in the afternoon, as we arrived to Tagounite. From there we drove 25 km. south towards M’ Hamid where the tarmac ends and the dunes start. It is a Merzuga style resort but more quiet and alternative. There, we met…

May 24, 2007 akistemp

It’s been a long day, today, and we had the first off-road experience of our trip. From cold Midelt, we headed towards Er-Rachidia and after 90 kms. We turned right for the first coffee of the day to Rich, a – not so rich – average town of Middle Atlas. There, a local guy, Mohammed, changed…