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May 10th, 2010 | Africa

The Moneychanger…

Traveling on your own can obviously be a lonely exercise… It is made easier by meeting people who are friendly and who want to assist you where they can… Sure, there are those who are only out to take advantage of you, and being able to identify them quickly, is a skill you need to […]

May 5th, 2010 | Africa

Rejoicing in Rwanda…!

The ride from Bujumbura to Kigali went off without much ado, except for all the citizens of every village being out in full force, waving election banners representing the various parties they supported… Each village seemed to favour a different party, and at the border I was told that there are over 40 separate parties […]

May 4th, 2010 | Africa

Long Haul Back to Nairobi…

I was up early this morning, feeling as sick as a parrot… I spent most of the day being ferried around by the hotel driver and Jimmy, one of the managers at the Amohoro Hotel… Jimmy spoke more than passable English, so he had to come along and translate for me… We had to go […]

May 2nd, 2010 | Africa

Mistaken Identity…

While driving back from the Virunga Mountains yesterday, Emmanuel cleared his throat a few times, and then said, “I need to ask you a question…” Expecting another question about the bike or the trip, I leaned back and asked him to go ahead with his question… “Is it true that you are working for the […]

May 2nd, 2010 | Africa

Gorillas in the Mist…(and the rain…!)

Emmanuel collected me promptly at 4.00am as promised, driving a Land Cruiser, which was a huge step up from the little sedan he had been driving me around in the day before… It had rained heavily for most of the night, and I was praying that today would be dry… My prayers had not been […]

May 1st, 2010 | Africa

Killing Time in Kigali…

After a continental breakfast (bloody French influence again…!) I set about planning all the things I had to get done today… I managed to find an honest taxi driver, who ran me around town sorting out a variety of stuff that I needed to do… First it was off to the Forestry Services to pay […]