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Last week, after crossing the border into Benin, I couldn't find a fuel station in Djougou. I resorted to Kpayo, a contraband petrol imported across the porous border from Nigeria that is stored in jars and bottles under direct sunlight at the roadside that have a brown tinge. Three litres shou...

Having stayed with Leela in Frankadua, I was now back on the road! I left Frankadua and headed towards Ho, and straddled the Ghana-Togo border southwards to the Aflao border crossing. It was hot and I felt like I was melting in my riding gear when stationary or walking. Relief came from riding a...

Whilst in Abengorou, I met Leela who invited me to stay at her place in Frankadua, Ghana. I was very intrigued because Leela lives in a small village where she runs projects to help the community. I was on the third and final day of medication for malaria in Accra and I was keen to leave having...

After collecting my visa for Ghana, I was ready to continue East. Several places have been recommended as good places to camp along the coast. I stayed at three beach places consecutively. One of them was outstanding and I would highly recommend.

In the few days before leaving Grand-Bassam, I...

My new tyres were due to arrive at the motorcycle shop on 25/09/18, and they did, but 15 minutes before closing! I returned at 9am today. Javier of Talleres el Venta in El Puerto de Santa Maria has been very helpful and patient wit ordering specific tyres for me. The tyres come highly recommend...

My task for today was to change the engine oil. I'd like to be a step ahead with motorcycle maintenance, so an oil change now is premature, but the next change will be somewhere around South Africa. I headed into Seville.

Riding round an industrial area with supermarkets and a recycling centre, I...