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:	Cow hoof soup is apparently quite popular in rural Tanzania. I fail to see how a bowlful of fat and gristle has any appeal, but each to their own.
Makongoro soup
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Apparently the uncut rubies came from the area shown on this map of Tanzania (approx 50km west of Singida) so if you happen to be passing through and know more than me, you now know where to go.
Ruby on the map
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Curious to know what Heavy Tea was I decided to check-in here for a night. The next morning I was served a boiled egg and a cup of black tea.
Accommodation in Shinyanga
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Baobab trees were a common sight in a semi-arid landscape.
Leaving Shinyanga
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Meat soup is a popular breakfast in Tanzania, served with a bowl of lemon and chilli. Chapatis are always available and make a good accompaniment.
Goat soup and chapati
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Food and drink is frequently bought through the window when travelling in Africa by bus.
Bus station food sellers