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Old 02-19-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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My route is UK - France - Spain - Algeria - Niger - Nigeria - Cameroon - Central African Republic - South Sudan - Uganda - Kenya.

My apologies, I assumed that you would go through Europe and the Middle East to reach Africa. OK, then, but the rest of my comments stand.

 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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My apologies, I assumed that you would go through Europe and the Middle East to reach Africa. OK, then, but the rest of my comments stand.
No, it's quicker to go through Spain and take the ferry to Algeria.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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My life depends on the climate of the Earth. A few degrees warming makes it uninhabitable.

You do realize, do you not, that there are a whole range of life choices between the extremes of living life as a cloistered monk on one hand, and totally frying the earth and rendering it uninhabitable on the other? The difference between making this trip in a small hybrid vehicle and making this trip in a vehicle appropriate to the likely conditions that you will encounter, in terms of degrading the Earth's climate, is so minuscule as to be undetectable to all but the most sensitive scientific instruments, and probably not even then. But the difference, in terms of you being likely to successfully complete this trip without dying en route, is substantial.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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You do realize, do you not, that there are a whole range of life choices between the extremes of living life as a cloistered monk on one hand, and totally frying the earth and rendering it uninhabitable on the other? The difference between making this trip in a small hybrid vehicle and making this trip in a vehicle appropriate to the likely conditions that you will encounter, in terms of degrading the Earth's climate, is so minuscule as to be undetectable to all but the most sensitive scientific instruments, and probably not even then. But the difference, in terms of you being likely to successfully complete this trip without dying en route, is substantial.
Yes it does make a difference. Every gram of co2 counts. If a small hybrid vehicle isn't appropriate (which I think it is) then what vehicle do you suggest I use? No way I'm ever driving a Land Rover.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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My route is UK - France - Spain - Algeria - Niger - Nigeria - Cameroon - Central African Republic - South Sudan - Uganda - Kenya.
Here's what your government has to say about travel to some of these places:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/algeria

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/niger

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cameroon

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...rican-republic

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-sudan

Notice the preponderance of "Advise against all travel."
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Well most of Cameroon and Algeria seem OK. And who cares about the government, they're just a load of right wingers anyway?
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I haven't passed my test yet, I aim to pass in June this year. So I haven't driven in any foreign countries. Yes I am going to travel alone. I will rent apartments online and use google translate for non English speaking countries. And yes I am going in a Mini because I want something with relatively low carbon emissions.
Now this thread took an entertaining turn.
Just... Lol!
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:02 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I think this trip has the potential to be a Darwin award winner. I do not mean to be rude, but you are far too naive & a bit of a carbon zealot, refusing to listen to people who have been there, & showing some ignorance by dismissing any advice that does not fit into your preconceived plan
 
Old 02-19-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: MW
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This has to be a troll post.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 02:09 PM
 
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