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.
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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...
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...
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...
After arriving in Republic of Congo at Dolisie, I spent a few nights in Pointe-Noire and camped at a navy base.
It was very laid back with the guys sitting around, watching TV, and drying fish in the sun.
A leaking tap had filled a large pool of water, which no one was using.
Perfect for washin...
Over the passed few weeks, I'd fixed my clutch and I'd reached the Republic of Congo border three days before my visa expires.
My rear tyre had little tread left and I'd heard the route into Republic of Congo could be very muddy.
So, I changed my rear tyre in Lambéréne to the one that had be...
The morning after devouring snake for supper, I continued to the Gabon border to leave Cameroon.
Getting stamped out of Cameroon was easy enough.
However, entering Gabon at Woleu Ntem was entirely different.
The immigration police turned me away because I didn't have a hotel reservation despit...
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...
Yesterday, I crossed the border into Benin.
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...
Having stayed with Leela in Frankadua, I was now back on the road!
I left Frankadua and headed towards Ho, and straddled the Ghana-Togo border southwards to the Aflao border crossing.
It was hot and I felt like I was melting in my riding gear when stationary or walking.
Relief came from riding a...
After collecting my visa for Ghana, I was ready to continue East.
Several places have been recommended as good places to camp along the coast.
I stayed at three beach places consecutively.
One of them was outstanding and I would highly recommend.
In the few days before leaving Grand-Bassam, I...