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I've been a bit quiet recently, so just checking in! Finding noteworthy and interesting content feels like a challenge sometimes.

Crossing the border into Tanzania was a breeze. No issues!

The luscious landscape was a good indicator that the climate has changed after the border. Within a few hou...

At the Malawi border, a computer problem at customs delayed my importation paperwork. The customs officer smiled at my offer of technical support and waved me into the office. Unfortunately, I couldn't help, but the problem seemed resolved when I was given my temporary import permit.

Many have rec...

A friend had given me contact details of a guy living on Lake Kariba who also rides. It just so happened that my planned route would run passed his house, so I called into say hello.

Keen to use my dirt tyre off-road, I left the tarmac just after Kalomo. The gravel road gradually deteriorated maki...

There are Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and I visited one of those today -- Victoria Falls. It's a very touristy area.

The water level was low, which can be seen in the photos and video below. A rainbow appeared with very vivid colours. The brightest I've ever seen. Probably because I was so...

My rear shock was weeping oil. Not good! Discussing this with my cousin's neighbour, Greg Stead, he suggested someone who would know best how to fix it in Harare. As it happens, I was meeting that bloke ("oak" in Zimbabwe), Graeme Sharp, the next day for lunch.

Graeme Sharp also rides, which is a...

Whilst staying with family in Harare, Jaakko and I went for a ride to explore the area. A good opportunity to make the most of riding without our luggage on the bikes.

We headed towards Domboshowa but were deterred by the expensive tourist rate. Riding further North, we found Cross Kopje, and...

On 05/09/18, I left the UK on a motorcycle to start a solo journey around the world. Without a shadow of a doubt, it's been the best decision I've ever made!

Lured in by my intrigue of Africa, it's the first stretch of the route. Whilst planning the trip, I noticed Africa seemed a less popular...

Entering Mozambique was slow! Immigration allowed a queue for visas to build up until it was sufficiently large for them to process everyone in one batch. A two-hour wait. Biding time, I got talking to a South African and he asked me to write my website URL in the back of his passport!

Riding in...

Crossing back into South Africa from Eswatini, I rode to some tourist spots that would be my last for South Africa having stayed here for nearly two months.

First stop, Blyde River Canon. A nice view!

Blyde River Canyon, South Africa.Blyde River Canyon, South Africa.

A bit further South, I found a viewing point for God's Window. Standing on top of the cli...

Eswatini, previously known as Swaziland, is a country land locked by South Africa and Mozambique. Similar to visiting Lesotho, which is also land locked by South Africa, I had no idea what to expect.

The Golela border was another pleasant crossing. However, dense fog hit us when riding to...