Hitchhiking Adventure to Africa for Dutch Trio


Neda Boin, Sierd van der Bij and Christiaan Triebert are well into their three-monthhitchhiking trip from Groningen in the Netherlands to Cape Town, South Africa. The group is part of a project which aims at raising global awareness about sustainability. We follow them on their journey.


Sierd van der Bij, Neda Boin and Christiaan Triebert - Dutch hitchhikers in Africa.

  • Ethiopia:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog 9 - Ethiopia's Internet Explorer

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 2 December 2012

    From the first storey of a shopping centre along Nazret's main street, passers-by hear the beats of the latest American hip-hop hits. It’s close to midnight, and Elias ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog 8 - All Roads Lead to China

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 25 November 2012

    We hitch a ride with a group of Ethiopian engineers and they give us shelter. Next thing I know I’m in the middle of southern Ethiopia’s breathtaking nature, in a ... read more »

  • Africa:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog 6 - Inshallah

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 11 November 2012

    Inshallah is what they say here, meaning if Allah wills it, or it is in God's hands. After travelling almost a thousand kilometres from Cairo to Aswan, it apparently wasn't God's ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog 7 - Being 17 Again in Ethiopia

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 18 November 2012

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  • Africa:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog 5 - the Sudanese Brothers

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 30 October 2012

    Sudan has been the stage for long-running conflicts and dramatic desertification, causing the movement of thousands of Sudanese, looking for a better life within and around the ... read more »

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  • Egypt:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog 4 - Supershops and Mini Temples

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 21 October 2012

    For many years, Luxor has been a must-see for every tourist in Egypt. If not for the temples of Luxor, Karnak or Deir el-Bahri, then you would definitely touch ground here for the ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog 3 - a True Salafist Doesn't Do Politics

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 15 October 2012

    "You would like to draw a map before we enter this deep jungle," says Abdullah. "If you are talking about Salafism, you must be well aware of what you are talking about." I am ... read more »

  • Africa:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog 2 - Between Two Continents

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 14 October 2012

    Only 350 kilometres of Mediterranean blue sea separates me from Egypt, once I set foot on the ferry in Iskenderun, Turkey. As I approach the African continent, I am still trying to ... read more »

  • Africa:  Thumbs Up Africa Blog - I Am a Lucky Man

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 1 October 2012

    Neda Boin (22), Sierd van der Bij (23) and Christiaan Triebert (21) are the lucky Dutch trio who began on 1 October a three-month-long hitchhiking trip from Groningen in the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Dutch Hitchhikers to Africa Receive Special Blessings

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 14 September 2012

    Only three weeks left before three Dutch youngsters embark on a three-month hitchhiking adventure across Europe and Africa. This calls for a benediction ceremony. read more »

  • Africa:  Can We Hitch a Ride...to Africa?

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 10 June 2012

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