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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...

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...

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...

I'd heard mixed reports about Nigeria. Some said don't go because of security concerns. Others said the people are fantastic. I didn't know what to expect! Despite the minor moto madness incident, which can occur in any city, my experience of Nigeria was overwhelmingly positive!

Nigeria is large...

The day after the Nima tour, I had a short stay at the Salvation Army that turned into a much longer stay.

Before leaving the UK, I acquired all the vaccinations for my round the world journey. Some vaccinations needed top up doses, which I would do whilst travelling. I had found a doctor in Gha...

The motorcycle started to feel unstable and like jelly, so I pulled over just North of Bartendu. Sure enough, it was a puncture. I set to and started to change the inner tube to discover the rim lock was damaged and four metal pins had pierced the inner tube. See the bottom of the rim lock in the ph...

Approaching Conakry, there was a queue of stationary vehicles that were blocked by a fallen tree. Chainsaws were in action, but I couldn't see any road through the green barrier. Locals on motorcycles were scooting through a village to get around this, so I followed them over grass and tracks, which...

After a night of wild camping where we were supposed to be stealth, we woke up to multiple people tending their cattle who said hello. They were friendly and OK with our presence, but so much for being stealth!

The Gambia's vegetation is more luscious than previous countries on my route through...

A friend from the UK, Gary, used to work in the UK with a gentlemen from The Gambia called Salifu. Gary kindly put us in touch and we met up in Banjul. We were staying nearby, but couldn't figure out the maze that is the roads in Banjul, so Salifu very kindly arranged for a taxi to collect us!

Sal...

Following the accident last weekend, I've taken time away from riding to repair my motorcycle but also allow minor injuries to heal. I found a camping spot at a boat club on the coast of Dakar where I met several other travellers and we've had a blast!

Being on the coast is awesome and pictu...