No Rush in Senegal or The Gambia

Soulful St. Louis Arriving in St. Louis was the best introduction to Senegal I could have hoped for. We crossed the bridge from the mainland having weaved our way through…

A Whole Lotta Sand

Day 1 – Slow start Not even half a day in reality. By the time we’d had breakfast, packed our panniers, checked emails and then carried the bikes down the…

The Coastal Road

Climbing the argan tree The landscape from Essaouira to Agadir was dominated by the Argan tree, which is indigenous to this region and similar to the olive tree. I passed…

Slow Progress South

An unexpected encounter 100km out of Chefchaouen and I’m happily trundling along on the bike, my thoughts intermittently interrupted by passing cars where the driver or passenger provides some form…

The Heat Is On

The Spanish Interior – From Leon to Cordoba Homeless in Leon The rest day in Leon was spent in a bit of a stupor having had far too little sleep…

The Three Amigos

So today was the cycle from Sancti Spiritus to Trinidad. This, I decided very early on was going to be a good day – and so it has proved to be.…

To Sancti Spiritus…

Extract straight from my journal, 25th April 2008 Another Plaza, another bench Once again, sitting and chilling in another plaza – La Plaza Maceo in Sancti Spiritus this time. I…

To Remedios…

Extract, as I wrote in my journal, for 24th April. Santa Clara to Remedios Today I cycled from Santa Clara to here in Remedios. Up early for some pics of…

What Bandits?

Warning: Bandidos Back on my first day in Cuba, I was conversing with a sympathetic Havana taxi-driver. In my rusty Spanish I explained that I was going to spend the…

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