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The morning after devouring snake for supper, I continued to the Gabon border to leave Cameroon. Getting stamped out of Cameroon was easy enough. However, entering Gabon at Woleu Ntem was entirely different.

The immigration police turned me away because I didn't have a hotel reservation despit...

I'd heard mixed reports about Nigeria. Some said don't go because of security concerns. Others said the people are fantastic. I didn't know what to expect! Despite the minor moto madness incident, which can occur in any city, my experience of Nigeria was overwhelmingly positive!

Nigeria is large...

After camping at a police station last night, I arrived in Cotonou. I'm pleased to report there were no issues with sputter/ hesitation, so it seems that cleaning the fuel system worked.

There are multiple embassies in Cotonou with quick visa processing times. Over two and a half days, I col...

I had stayed in Parakou to clean the fuel system on my motorcycle, and I was now ready to leave for Cotonou. The journey requires a full tank of fuel and would determine if I'd finally resolved the sputter/ hesitation issue.

It's a reasonably long journey so I planned a camping spot in a for...

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...