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.

· 3 min read

When I've needed a visa, I've acquired them in embassies near to the country I'm travelling to. Nigeria is different in that I must apply in my country of residence and give biometric data. So, departing the UK by motorcycle would have given me three months to enter Nigeria. Possible, but I didn't...

· 4 min read

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...

· 1 min read

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...

· 6 min read

Last week, after crossing the border into Benin, I couldn't find a fuel station in Djougou. I resorted to Kpayo, a contraband petrol imported across the porous border from Nigeria that is stored in jars and bottles under direct sunlight at the roadside that have a brown tinge. Three litres shou...

· 3 min read

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...