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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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...