Peter Gostelow

Adventure Cyclist, Speaker, Photographer, Writer

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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 | 3 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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Photo story: Benin

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

Cycling in urban Africa is best avoided, but often a neccesity for one reason or another. On this occasion the only road option was that leading right through Benin’s capital, Cotonou. I’ve not seen a...

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Photo Story: Togo

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Belated New Year greetings. I was on a beach in Ghana during my last photo story. Moving eastwards and inland I later crossed the border into French-speaking Togo, spending a brief 3 days here. The landscape was...

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Photo Story: Ghana

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

The beach provided my entry to Ghana. Heading a little way west from where this picture was taken was the Ivory Coast border. Nothing more than a wind-torn flag tied to a palm tree demarcated where one country...

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Photo Story: Ivory Coast

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Photo Stories | 2 comments

One of the most refreshing drinks in west Africa is Hibiscus juice, commonly called bissap. Open a cool box containing drinks on the roadside or in a market and there’s a good chance of seeing this...

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Photo Story: Liberia

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

The Rain International Service Station of Liberia had a single fuel pump, which by the looks of it wasn’t working. What fuel was available was contained in a demijohn resting on top of the pump. There might...

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			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	A police check-post provided welcome shelter for a night
Police check-post camp
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Happy to be rolling over a paved road without pot-holes.
Fresh tarmac and an open road
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	In the top right hand corner there is a Peace Corps symbol, but owing to instability in the country there were no American Peace Corps volunteers in the country when I crossed it.
The World on a school wall: Faranah, Guinea
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Not much traffic on these mointain tracks through the Fouta Djalon Mountains.
Sharing the road.
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Portrait from the road in Guinea
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Spent a memorable few nights in this village as I headed out east in Guinea Bissau.
New friends in Nharca