Arrived in Berlin

Good evening from Berlin!

Two days to go!

I arrived in Berlin this afternoon. Tomorrow morning (Monday) at 6:00 the KLR will leave Windhoek on a day flight to Berlin.

I have a new annoyance following me wherever I go: Holiday days. I planned to buy the last few things in Berlin on Monday. Today I heard that tomorrow, Monday, is a holiday day in Germany! Shops are closed. On Tuesday there is no time for any last-minute shopping. If I get the KLR released in time I will have a 680 km ride on Tuesday.

I need to mention a few people. Paul van der Merwe from Windhoek helped me to get storage for my bakkie and trailer close to Windhoek. Thank you Paul. I am sorry that we couldn’t meet, but it was a wild and mad day due to the holiday day in Namibia. Greg of Jetline Lynnwood in Pretoria printed my sticker business cards. When I wanted to pay he refused to accept any payment. Thanks Greg! Your kind gesture is much appreciated!

My friends that came to the airport to say goodbye, thank you all! Gerhard and Nettie, my sister Dorette , Neil and Lita (Neil will help me uploading messages to the blog when there is no internet available), Andrew and Suzanne (and for bringing my load of luggage to the airport), Marinda and Rolette, I appreciate your time!

I had four huge bags of luggage that had to go with me. Without Tanja and Henda that offered my some of their “luggage weight” I would have been in serious trouble.

Now I am off to bed for hopefully a long sleep.

Gerhard and Nettie de Villiers with me.

My sister Dorette. The other two, Ina and Ronelle, were in spirit with us.

These two ladies Tanja and Henda were instrumental in getting all my luggage to Berlin.

My dear friends Neil and Lita’s newborn baby. What a cute little lady!

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7 Responses to Arrived in Berlin

  1. Marieta van Biljon says:

    Mooi ry Lodie, dink ook in my gebede aan jou

  2. Gix says:

    Jy moet mooi ry Lodie! En as jy terug is sal ons die 100K+ KLR’s vir ‘n lekker trippie vat om te celebrate

  3. Johnita says:

    Take care of yourself Lodie and have a joyful ride!!!!

  4. Tinie says:

    Hallo Lodie
    Hoop jy het toe ‘n goeie en lang nagrus gehad. Sedert jou laaste besoek aan Ladybrand, is jy en jou YS-like avontuur gedurig in ons gedagtes en gebede.
    Is jy seker jy kannie die reis per trein aanpak nie? Ek is seker dit is bietjie warmer snags, bietjie meer seker waar jy en hoe jy slaap en seker heelwat minder opwindend ook!
    Voorspoedige reis, geniet dit en wees veilig.

    • Philip en Marietjie says:

      Lodie, bly jy’s darem daar. Ons vertrou dat die KLR veilig aangekom het, en dat jy slaggereed is vir die vertrek more oggend. Ons bid jou alle seenwense toe en volg jou dag vir dag.

      Hou die rubber onder en jou oë op!!

      Philip en Marietjie

  5. Lodie says:


    Dankie, ek hou die rubber onder en die oë op!

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