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.

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...

We left Lesotho at Sani Pass, which was a spectacular exit. However, arriving at the top of the pass, I was cold, hungry, and tired. I sought refuge in the pub to warm up! Jaakko was outside chatting and drinking with a group of South Africans riding dirt bikes up and down Sani Pass that day. Lo...

We crossed the border into Lesotho, which was another pleasant and easy crossing.

Lesotho is very mountainous and at a much higher elevation than South Africa. It's much colder here!

Upon arriving, we didn't see anywhere to stay for many miles. Jaakko and I almost rode passed the first accommo...

We stayed at a place just South of Coffee Bay to rest and wash clothes. Whilst clothes were drying, we wandered along the coast, to find the Hole in the Wall. Walking along the beach in the nature reserve felt deserted although very close to civilisation.

Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape, South Africa.Next to Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape, South Africa.Next to Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Leaving, we headed in the general dire...

At a campground near East London, a guy walked over to say hello as we pitched our tents. He had a second home on site and rode motorcycles too. The usual motorcycle chat ensued.

He then returned with a lamp, power extension cable, two chairs, and two chocolate bars. He said he knew what it's like...