What’s Next

The big question (when you arrive is Cape Town after 20 months cycling nearly 25,000km) is ‘What next?’ Well, here’s the answer…. http://helenstakeon.com/blog/whats-next/ As you can see, I’ve set up…

Clothing Review

Keen shoes – Targhee II I just love Keen shoes! These lasted the duration of the trip – that’s over 24,000km of cycling and walking when the roads were too…

Photos of South Africa

Cape Town!! I made it. After 24,600km and 1000+ beers! It’s a great feeling! Anyway, here are some pics from the last bit of the trip from Namibia into South…

Namibia (part 2) – The Dry

Not much mentioning of the bike recently? Apart from one puncture (the first since Ghana, 8,000km ago) it’s been a smooth ride. Good tarmac roads since I left Lubumbashi –…

Photos of Namibia’s Flora

There’s been a lot of rain in Namibia recently – much more than would usually be expected. And with rain, things grow. Namibia is in bloom!

Photos of Swakopmund

Swakomund is Namibia’s second largest town. You could mistake it for being German. It’s also not very big. Sleepy too. Well, here are a few photos of the place…

Namibia (part 1) – The Wet

What’s not to love in Namibia? Beryl Markham, a remarkable woman who grew up in East Africa, wrote: ‘So there are many Africas. There are as many Africas as there…

All About Lions in Botswana

I left Kasane, with the words ‘I’m surprised you’re still living’, still ringing in my ears. The road from Kasane south to Nata passes through game reserves. This means more…

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