Video of The Great Niger River Boat Trip

One of the highlights of my 20-month cycle ride through Africa, didn’t actually involve any cycling… it was in fact, the two weeks spent paddling a locally-made wooden pirogue (fisherman’s…

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!

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