Peter Gostelow

Adventure Cyclist, Speaker, Photographer, Writer

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Africa Calendar 2014

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Following on from last year’s Big Africa Cycle Calendar I’ve decided to put together another collection of images for 2014. Since May this year I’ve been living and working in the city of Mwanza,...

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Photo Story: Rwanda

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Rwanda is one of the most scenic and challenging countries I’ve cycled through in Africa. Le pays de milles collines (land of a thousand hills), as it’s sometimes called, seems a rightly justified...

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Photo Story: Congo (DRC)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

You wouldn’t know this picture was taken on a boat unless I told you. I have no idea how many people were on board those two Congo River barges. I don’t think the captain who powered the tug boat...

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Photo Story: Central African Republic

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in headlines | 2 comments

They emerged from the forest just as I was cycling past. Exactly where and for how long they’d been out hunting I have no idea. Communication, at least in a manner of pointing and miming, centered on the gun and...

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Photo Story: Cameroon

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

This was a sad sight on the roads of eastern Cameroon. Dozens of logging trucks thundered towards me each day as I headed towards the border with the Central African Republic. Some of those trunks must have been...

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Photo Story: Nigeria

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Cycling in Nigeria was always lively. Africa’s most populous country also has some of the cheapest fuel costs. These two things combined means there are a lot of vehicles on the road. And, like most of...

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Return to Zanzibar

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in The Big Africa Cycle | 2 comments

 I’m back on Zanzibar and just wrote a blog post over at the The Big Africa Cycle. No bicycle this time, just a...

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			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Tanzania's National Roads Authority (TANROADS)  website has a surprisingly good database of maps detailing the network of roads in the country. I took a series of screenshots of the road network in the Southern Highlands, which turned out to be very useful as the names used here are those in existence. GPS devices and paper maps occasionally use inaccurate names. Lupila, which really felt like the middle of nowhere due to the difficulty in reaching it, doesn't actually appear on most maps.
Screen shot from Tanroads online maps
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Breakfast beside Lake Victoria.
Fish soup, chapati and chai
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Charcoal is probably the most common source of fuel for cooking in Tanzania. Sacks such as these are transported from rural to urban areas, very frequently on the backs of bicycles.
Charcoal transport
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Rested here a few nights with a rather unpleasant boil on my ass.
Highway Guest House Mpanda
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Mbamba Bay
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Pretty basic and pretty grim, but dry and safe. For £1.80 you can't really complain.
Room for the night