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September 16, 2010

Egypt to Johannesburg: No Baggage Challenge Update

Rolf’s latest travel project is the No Baggage Challenge — a journey that will take him around the world without using a single piece of luggage. Every few days, we’ll be updating Vagabonding with a recap of the latest to keep you up to date on the adventure.

After a few hectic days in Cairo, including getting an Egyptian straight-razor shave in 21 easy steps (one of the most popular videos so far in the journey), Rolf flew to Johannesburg for a few days off the grid — wildlife spotting near Kruger National Park.

Egyptian Straight-razor Shave in 21 Easy Steps:

Week 3 Field Report:

Trip stats:

Days on road: 26
Miles traveled: 12,212
Countries: 6
Flights: 4
Trains: 3
Bags: 0

“Indeed, few world cities can compete with Cairo in showing how the true history of a place lies less in its archaeological remnants than the shifting, ephemeral moments of chaos, synchronicity, and commonplace anonymity that define the city at any given moment. This isn’t something that lends itself well to video, perhaps, but it certainly is fascinating to experience it of in small moments of serendipity as you travel.” –Rolf on How we make the videos (and how we lost one in Cairo)

Our next update will find Rolf in Thailand. To follow the journey in real-time, check out the No Baggage Challenge blog or follow along on Twitter or Facebook. And enter this week’s reader challenge, by sharing how you unplug from the virtual world (ah, the irony). The favorite entry will win Scottevest gear, a BootsnAll Moleskine journal, and Rolf’s book Marco Polo Didn’t Go There!

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Category: Africa, General, Rolf's News and Updates


3 Responses to “Egypt to Johannesburg: No Baggage Challenge Update”

  1. brian Says:

    May all guys get such an experience.

  2. Republic Monetary Says:

    I appreciate this series and what it has to say about our materialism. Experience is the greatest treasure and I applaud his journey to show that.

  3. lena live Says:

    Courage is definitely going from fail to fail with out losing commitment

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