Off road in Morocco during the Budapest-Bamako 2012 Great African Run. We’re driving The Wildebeest our 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser. It’s a British manual shifter. Video camera was mounted right where American drivers look out the windshield.
Zman and Sean. Building behind them isn't Zman's home.
The finish line for Budapest-Bamako 2012 was Bissau. The capital of the west Africa country of Guinea-Bissau. We stayed in Bissau a number of days to sell our truck, The Wildebeest.
Outside our hotel was a red dirt parking lot, drainage ditch and an open area litter with trash the size of three America football fields. In the middle of the garbage field was a loosely built bamboo shack surrounding a small tree. Zman is the 2 year old that lives there with his family. Seemingly healthy little pant-less guy full of wonder and energy. Just a kid being a kid not knowing he lives in one of the poorest countries in the world.
Zman and his family live near the swamp in the upper left corner of this photo. This is right outside the hotel.
Visiting this school in east Guinea-Bissau was very emotional for me. The school has capacity for only 30 of 800 children in this village. Lack of the opportunity for education is pervasive in this part of Africa.
We are continuing to raise money to help break the cycle of poverty one person at a time.
Overlooking some rally participants at sunset on B2 Beach, Mauritania.
We had a challenging, but educational day learning how to drive in loose sand. The finish for yesterday’s stage was at the beach in the photo. We arrived by driving at low tide to this site. It was truly an amazing location in the middle of nowhere.
Dan Byrne and Sean Flynn enjoying a sand dune.
Everyone is healthy and safe. Tomorrow we head into Senegal!
16 Countries. 3 Continents. 30 days.
Thank you for all your encouragement, support and prayers during our Budapest-Bamako 2012 Adventure. It was EPIC!
England, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, No man's land, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, USA
We are still raising money to help children in West Africa. We'll continue to have updates here.
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Help Build a School in Africa
Our mission is to build a permanent rural school in one of the world’s poorest countries, Guinea-Bissau. A school and adjoining well will help break the cycle of poverty and will give an elementary school education to children who have no access to any type of schooling.