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September 20th, 2013 | Africa

Bent, Buckled, Bashed, Bruised and Bemused…!!

Which pretty much sums up how both the Big Fella and I currently feel after our epic journey… I spent the day after getting the Big Fella from the airport, carefully unpacking my panniers and other kit which I had carried around the world. I took my time doing so, as each item I handled […]

November 16th, 2012 | New Jersey

The Rescue of, and Goodbye to, the Big Fella…!!

My good friends Doug McIllwain and Kevin duly arrived in Freehold to collect the me, and then drove to Monmouth Beach to collect the Big Fella… Kevin’s trailer was by far the fanciest that the Big Fella had ever been in…!! We chatted about my recent wedding and brief trip back to South Africa on […]

June 2nd, 2012 | Mexico

Problem Solving in Oaxaca…

Having reached Oaxaca after a rather torturous ride from Puerto Escondido, I needed to find the Paris Hotel that Roberto had recommended… Although Oaxaca is not a big city, it is the capital of the province with the same name, and I expected to run into some traffic as I rode into the southern part […]

March 21st, 2011 | Asia

Fixes and Surprises…!!

Bleary-eyed, I stumbled downstairs and into the covered parking on the ground floor of the hotel… It was 5.30 am, and it was still dark outside… The ladies who arrived to set up the breakfast buffet stopped and stared at me in surprise, then greeted me in unison… “Sabai Di, Mister Biker…!! Why awake so […]

March 20th, 2011 | Asia

Delays in Vientiane…

It rained or drizzled for three straight days after my arrival in Vientiane… Willi and I went into town during a break in the weather on Friday evening and after a light meal walked around to find a spot where we could sit and chat… He had been toying with the idea of heading back […]

March 18th, 2011 | Asia

Days in Vientiane…!!

When Willi and I made our way downstairs for breakfast, we found Meier’s bike already loaded… He had decided to cross into Thailand that same morning, and make his way down to Malaysia via Bangkok, as he only had six weeks of leave left and needed to sell the bike before heading back to Germany… […]