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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A Carnet de Passages en Douane is a document for the importation of a vehicle and it's mandatory in Sudan.
Mine expired months ago!
I requested a carnet (details on iOverlander) one week before arriving at the border, which is valid only for Sudan.
At the border, it was straight forward; however...
Ethiopia is known for fuel shortages, so I was relieved to refuel at the border before leaving Kenya.
It was a close call because a power cut during refuelling meant they had to start a generator to power the fuel pump!
In Mega, I walked through gates of a very cheap hotel to find groups of men...
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...
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...
Whilst in Luanda, Bruno and Wolfram had very kindly helped me plan a route through Angola.
They've travelled Angola extensively so they know the best places!
First stop was Kalandula Falls.
The East side of the waterfall has a hotel with a fantastic view.
The hotel was closed with some construc...
After collecting my motorcycle in Soyo, I rode to Luanda.
Hunting for a camp spot along the coast, I found a small overgrown track that opened into a huge area hidden from the road.
My chain was in need of a good clean, so I sprayed WD40 and lightly brushed off the grime, before applying chain...
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...
After a fantastic experience in Nigeria, I crossed the Cameroon border.
The formalities at the border were fine and I rested in the next town for a days, which was Banyo.
From there, I rode to Tibati then headed South to the capital, Yaoundé.
No petrol stations from Tibati until near Yaoundé,...
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...
Liver and pasta with spicy sauce in a baguette for breakfast.
Very spicy and so tasty!
Filled up with petrol in Banjul, and got chatting to the lady who served me, Haddy.
She wanted to marry, and made two things clear.
First, she wanted to go to the UK, so asked if she had a motorcycle... she did...