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May 16th, 2010 | Africa

Leaving Nairobi…

Leaving Nairobi was a disconcerting experience for me… I was packed and ready when Steve arrived in the taxi to lead me to where the truck was waiting… I was excited to be back on the road again, continuing on this journey which has become my life for the next few years… But I was […]

February 28th, 2010 | Africa

The time has come…!!

The last few days have been hectic ! I had to go out on Saturday to buy EVEN MORE “THINGS” that came to mind on Friday night ! I had to get a Dictaphone, (to record my thoughts and comments while I ride) a thermometer, (so I can give you guys accurate readings, instead of […]

February 25th, 2010 | Africa

More days like today, please…!!

Despite riding almost the entire day in pouring rain, today was a good day !! Kitted out to look like the Michelin Man in all my gear, with a full rain suit over all that, I rode out into heavy rain and thought briefly about my last trip through Africa, where it rained for 53 […]

February 20th, 2010 | Africa

I’m stressing, Dudes !!

Isn’t it strange how things start to pile up when you have a deadline looming ?? A week ago, I thought I had everything under control… Then things began going a little “pear-shaped”…. My Garmin Zumo 500, trusty instrument that it has been for the last 30 months, began “acting the goat”, by refusing to […]

February 10th, 2010 | Africa

Travel Clinic Terror !!

I have been putting off my compulsory visit to the travel clinic for a bunch of inoculations, for as long as possible. Hypodermic needles and I, have never been on the best of terms, but with time running out, I finally made my way to the same clinic I used on my previous trip up […]

February 5th, 2010 | Africa

Pauli…!! You Peach !!

I have mentioned Pauli Massyn, owner of GPS4Africa in previous posts, and he is prominently featured on the Sponsor and Supporters page of this website. From the very first time I visited him, he showed a huge interest in what I was planning to do, and set out to assist me as much as he […]