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post #166 of 192 Old 03-29-2017, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Great summary! can you elaborate on your solar panel and electrical system setup? Or is there a link to a page that details it?
Sure. DIY article on the dual batteries is here: http://theroadchoseme.com/diy-jeep-w...dual-batteries

info on the solar and charge controller is here: http://theroadchoseme.com/jeep-build-complete

Let me know if you have any questions (sorry, internet is crap right now...)

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After a quick stop back in Mali to pickup one last visa before the big trek South, I have driven into African country number nine, Burkina Faso !



Read more here: Into Burkina Faso | The Road Chose Me

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Hi All,

I'm checking out the sights of Southern Burkina Faso which are stunning!
I can't believe nobody talks about these kinds of places!

Here are "Les Pics De Sindou" - natural sandstone formations. I had the whole place to myself so I wandered around for the morning:


Lots more pics: http://theroadchoseme.com/les-pics-de-sindou

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Hi All,

I camped on the shored of Lake Tengrela in Burkina Faso.

THIS is the kind of campsite I dreamed of long before this trip began!
Massive baobab trees, hippos grunting near the Jeep and friendly locals!

Read More: http://theroadchoseme.com/around-lake-tengrela



Best campsite of the trip so far, hands down!

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Hi All,

I will be doing a LIVE interview tonight at 8PM CT on the Jeep Talk Show.

You can listen live on YouTube at the link below. Check the video now for a countdown in your local timezone.

You can also Call-in and ask me a question once the show starts! - (302)-202-1110 (then enter code 219835)

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Hi Everyone,

I am still moving through Southern Burkina Faso, and visited the UNESCO-listed Ruins of Loropeni

Here's my campsite right next to the ruins:


Read More: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-ruins-of-loropeni

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Hi All,

Being treated like a wallet with legs can sometimes get the better of me.

At the famous Houses of Tiébélé in Southern Burkina Faso I had more than I can handle.



Read more about one of the major downsides to travel in West Africa: http://theroadchoseme.com/tiebele-and-greed

On that note, it's time for another country!

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Who ever held you up, stole the jeep, took your stuff, laptop etc. and is taking the time to maintain your online persona to keep the authorities at bay is doing a great job. Keep up the good work


How much longer do you have on this trip btw?

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Who ever held you up, stole the jeep, took your stuff, laptop etc. and is taking the time to maintain your online persona to keep the authorities at bay is doing a great job. Keep up the good work
If only that guy really were doing all the online work!
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How much longer do you have on this trip btw?
Original plan was 2 years total, so something around 16 months remaining if I stick to that.
As long as the money holds out, it makes no difference to me if the trip runs 2.5 years total

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How's all the gear holding up so far Dan? Anything break or wear our already? Tent included.


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Everything is doing really well.
Lots of details on some repairs, upgrades and maintenance I recently did coming very, very soon.

Here's a 200 night review I recently wrote on the po-up: https://expeditionportal.com/the-roa...r-j30-pop-top/

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Nice write-up Dan! Thanks for the info. Looking forward to hearing more about the rest of your gear and the trip. Good luck.

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Hi All,

It's hard to believe, I have just driven into African country number TEN on this expedition!

Read about the crossing into Togo: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-togo



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Good journal entries ... your comments about "White man; give me something," as a fairly common greeting (in passing) is exactly what I experienced in Africa and among a long list of reasons why I will never go back.

It will be interesting to hear/read your take a few months after you've returned home. I have no doubt that you'll take-away a lot of great memories (namely those of the scenic and humbling variety) and no regrets for having made the journey. The real question is whether you'll care to venture back again.

Safe travels and thank you again for sharing!
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Good journal entries ... your comments about "White man; give me something," as a fairly common greeting (in passing) is exactly what I experienced in Africa and among a long list of reasons why I will never go back.

It will be interesting to hear/read your take a few months after you've returned home. I have no doubt that you'll take-away a lot of great memories (namely those of the scenic and humbling variety) and no regrets for having made the journey. The real question is whether you'll care to venture back again.

Safe travels and thank you again for sharing!
Hi DangFoo,

I think you have dropped in here multiple times to say you will never go back.
You are writing off an entire continent, with over 1 billion people and over 50 separate countries because of your experience in just a couple of countries - which is nuts.
If I went to Chigaco and had a crappy time, would it be in any way sane to write off the entire USA? Of course not, and that's just one single country.

I get that you will never go back. Please stop saying it, you are not really adding anything here.

As for me coming back, I already know with 100% certainty I will be back on the West Coast. There are so many places to explore, and I had made so many friends that will be with me for life, it's impossible to think I will never come back.

I have a lot to learn here, and 2 years won't be enough.

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I've been to a few countries within Africa, hence the reason why I can validate not wanting to go back. It's obviously a very broad and diverse part of the world.

Nigeria alone has nearly 200 Million people and upwards of 40+ major ethnic groups (depending on where lines are drawn).
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