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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 backpack....

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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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