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After crossing the border into Gabon, the roads swerve through the forest and it's a very scenic route. Thrilling and good fun; however, I had an insatiable thirst for something more adventurous! I joined the RN5 at Bibasse (South of Oyem) heading to Kougouleu.

Slow progress for the first 15...

Yesterday, I crossed the border into Benin. Easy crossing. Customs were very disinterested in my motorcycle; i.e., temporary import, carnet etc. The strange thing about yesterday was the aftermath of an accident that I passed. A small loader van was stationary in my lane, and a large crowd was gathe...

The previous night, I stayed with a gentlemen called Hamza in Accra. Hamza lives in the Nima town of Greater Accra. Some have described Nima as the second scariest town in Ghana. Nima is only a few miles from wealthy areas of Accra, which is a stark difference to Nima.

After parking up, drop...

Now that I was in Guinea after an epic crossing, the plan was to ride North to find a waterfall that I'd heard about.

The route from Boke to Gaouol was unpaved and very rough in places. My speed was 10-15 mph in places but reaching 30 mph felt unsafe as potholes appeared out of nowhere. I wa...

Started the day with a hearty breakfast of rice with sauce. I'm terrible at remembering the names of food, but it was so tasty!

Rice and sauce, Quebo, Guinea-Bisau.

I met up with Alfonso, and we left Guinea-Bissau at Contabane (immigration, army, and customs posts) and headed for the border that was about 6 miles away. We'd chosen...

Riding along the motorway this morning, I noticed some clouds on the horizon. I had just donned my sunglasses and couldn't ascertain the level of threat. An apocalyptic fog rose from the horizon within the space of ten minutes. The sky turned from blue to grey and visibility was reduced to one hundr...