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I applied for a Ghana visa in Abidjan and spent a few days relaxing with my friend Ron who also applied for the same visa. Abidjan is more developed than other cities I've seen so far in West Africa. Accommodation in Abidjan is expensive, so I stayed in Grand-Bassam, which is about 20 miles away...

The motorcycle started to feel unstable and like jelly, so I pulled over just North of Bartendu. Sure enough, it was a puncture. I set to and started to change the inner tube to discover the rim lock was damaged and four metal pins had pierced the inner tube. See the bottom of the rim lock in the ph...

The first thing I remember from today is being sat at the desk of a chief policeman in Senegal who was asking what happened to me. However, I don't know how I got there or what happened! The chief was on the phone to his commander who was apparently very concerned for me.

It seems that I was hit b...

I rode to Nouakchott to change money before heading into Senegal the following day. Lots of hustle and bustle in Nouakchott compared to Atar. I quickly found the area with multiple banks in close vicinity. None appeared to change money, which was different to Morocco and Western Sahara. Lots of peop...

Woke up to find clouds moving across the mountains.

As I left Tafraoute, I noticed something that I can only describe as I garden because I don't know what it was!

Rode yet another(!) fantastic route through the Anti-Atlas. I was now the same height as the clouds and they were moving acros...

I charged my phone on the USB charger I installed on motorcycle before leaving. It was a quick installation where I connected it directly to the battery. This means when the engine is off, the battery will still charge the USB device, and drain the battery. My GPS is connected to a switched live cab...