• The World We Live In July 11th, 2012

    A few months ago in Namibia I was able to speak over the Internet to a fellow Geography alumni from University, who produced this podcast for a storytelling project entitled The World We Live In. If you feel like hearing me ramble on, about both my former A Long Ride Home trip and The Big Africa Cycle, have a listen here.

    Coming back to the present, I almost reached my £15,000 fundraising target for the end of the journey when I flew back to England yesterday. It would be great to see the remaining  £144 topped up before the next blog post

  • Radio Interview in Windhoek May 14th, 2012

    For those of you who probably never got to hear me being interviewed on Radio here in Windhoek last week, here is the recording. I’m off again tomorrow. Back on the gravel and heading south. Another two weeks and I should be crossing into South Africa.

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  • Grinding along gravel May 11th, 2012

    I first saw them standing in the queue at a supermarket check-out; two teenage girls buying a loaf of bread and some milk. In such modern surroundings it came as quite a shock. They looked like they’d walked off a ‘Lord of the Rings’ film set. There was the orange and oily skin, the long, thick, snake-like braids of hair, an over-powering and unpleasant body odour, and perhaps most noticeably of all, the absence of any clothing other than an animal-skinned loincloth.