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April 16th, 2011 | Asia

The “Water Huts”…

The week I spent at the Baan Chay Namm Resort was on the whole, quite enjoyable… The thousands of Koi that swam in the cloudy water in front of, and below the huts, were a constant attraction for me… I spent many pleasant hours identifying the varieties that were present, thinking back to the days […]

April 27th, 2010 | Africa

Changing Hemispheres…

Yep!! This posting comes to you from the Northern Hemisphere! Today’s Crossing of the Equator was a non-event I’m afraid… After passing through the village aptly named “Equator”, I checked my GPS to find that I was still a few points south of the fabled 0’ 00’’.000’’’ mark, and slowed down expecting to see a […]

April 16th, 2010 | Africa

Dodoma Days…

The management of the Nam Hotel are probably still shaking their heads, well after my departure… I became firm friends with most of the staff, and when I left this morning, they even offered me another night, free of charge !! Each time one of the staff walked past me, they would point at me, […]

April 11th, 2010 | Africa

Tanzania…in Daylight this time…!!

Breakfast was a forgettable affair, but as it was included in the price, I decided to get my stomach filled for the long day ahead… I planned to ride non-stop (ha-ha !!) to Iringa, over 500 kms to the north-east of Karonga…  The fried eggs had been in the pan about ten minutes longer than […]

April 10th, 2010 | Africa

Karonga on the Lake…

While the house still slumbered, I quietly carried all my kit through to the garage where Big Fella stood waiting… Getting tyres tied on properly was my main concern. I opted to hang them off the Top-box, and tied them down with two bungi cords, as well as a pair of tie-down straps. I was […]

April 1st, 2010 | Africa

Three countries in a day… Part 1.

I rolled out of Harare at 6.30am and headed north-east on the A2. Traffic was light and I made good time, hoping to get to the border by 9.00am, as I had about 800 kms to ride today… To the east of the capital I passed many farms, where crops such as cotton, maize, millet […]