Blog: Motorcycle Travel Around the World

I blog roughly each week about my motorcycle travel around the world and generally what's going on. Sometimes it's about motorcycle riding, and other times it's about anything else that is happening. Sign up to the email list for notifications about new blog posts.

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Ethiopia is known for fuel shortages, so I was relieved to refuel at the border before leaving Kenya. It was a close call because a power cut during refuelling meant they had to start a generator to power the fuel pump!

In Mega, I walked through gates of a very cheap hotel to find groups of men...

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I left Loiyangalani and hoped that Ratty would be OK.

Stephen Matthews next to his Honda CRF250L near Loiyangalani, Kenya.

The route to North Horr was good fun but challenging in places. It wasn't the sand that caught me out, which I was expecting—I soon found myself riding on wet clay/mud. I slowed down and the rear wheel slid sideways very quickly. I mana...

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In Loiyangalani, next to Lake Turkana, I had a rest day because I still felt dehydrated from the previous day's ride.

Lying in my tent, I was disturbed from nodding off to sleep by something rustling outside my tent and right next to my head. I immediately shot up and delivered a swift whack to wh...

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In Nairobi, I met Chris, from Jungle Junction, who had toured the world for 11 years by motorcycle. Chris is very down to earth and good fun to talk to. He showed me how to remove dents from my front rim using a small jack and large press. The smoothness of the ride from the front end is ow slight...

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In Kisumu, Kenya, I joined the road where my hotel was and immediately noticed about thirty men stood around motorcycles. Presuming there had been an accident, I whizzed around the side of it.

Passing the entrance to a large site, it was well guarded by the army. I felt compelled to start recordin...

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My experience in Rwanda and Uganda has involved lots of rain! Apparently, the weather is unusual for this time of year. Unfortunately, I have not spent much time in Rwanda because I have whizzed through to avoid the rain. I did enjoy some riding though, so here's a video taken whilst riding in Ugand...

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After a straight-forward crossing into Uganda, I was in.

Stopping in Kisoro, I abandoned the 15-strong queue at the ATM to avoid overheating in my waterproof liners since I was under direct sunlight.

Instead, I purchased a SIM card. This is where I met Emmanuel. We got chatting, and he invit...

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After crossing the border to Rwanda, I withdrew cash from an ATM, and a group of 15-20 people swarmed me whilst getting back on my motorcycle. Very friendly and they spoke some English. They were just curious and wanted to say hi!

I rode through the capital Kigala, which was fascinating to see...

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One of the many great things about riding around the world on a motorcycle is meeting people. Multiple people recommended a place to stay on the North coast of Tanzania because the resort was run by a biker. Turns out he is also called Steve! Their place at Fish Eagle Point is beautiful, and you...

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I offer my apologies for no recent updates. Thank you to those who contacted me to see how I am getting on and for the gentle nudge! So, time for a blog post...

Tanzania has been slow paced for me, mostly because a tourist visa is 50 USD for three months. Incredibly good value considering Nigeria...