For us the highlights have always come from the most difficult regions we have had to navigate our way through. The challenge and hardship really does end up as the most thrilling memories!
One of these regions was north eastern Africa, where we had to cross Ethiopia and Sudan. Ethiopia has a lot of issues with tribal conflict and Sudan was in the mists of a civil war. Both countries had cash related restrictions and had each runout of petrol. The landscape was vast, hot and extremely uncomfortable to camp in.
From guns being held at us, to multiple black market fuel purchases and missing the massacre in Sudan by a number of days, we made it into Egypt safely. Because Topher and I began Expedition Earth wanting to challenge ourselves, looking back, this section of the route remains a highlight to us. As unusual at is may sound!