Other Transport in 2009
17 December 2009 | Transport
During the year I flew lots of places and drove lots of places, but I also used a wide variety of other forms of transport. In my Fun & Fare Evasion blog I tell the story of being caught travelling without a ticket on the Budapest subway. I also ponder – in Sydney...
The State of Africa – Martin Meredith
29 April 2009 | Media
It’s subtitled ‘A History of Fifty Years of Independence’ and what a depressing history it is. There are a handful of positive moments – like the switch from apartheid to majority rule in South Africa – but over and over again the story is the same. Independence arriv...
Signs of Africa
8 April 2009 | Culture
I love the signs you see when you’re travelling anywhere in the world and my bicycle ride through Africa last month turned up plenty of them. I rode the Iringa (Tanzania) to Lilongwe (Malawi) stage of the Tour d’Afrique cycle ride and here are a few of my favourites a...
Tour d’Afrique – Chitimba Beach to Lilongwe
1 April 2009 | Places
Chitimba Beach to Lilongwe
I’ve just ridden stage 5 of the Tour d’Afrique, a Cairo to Cape Town, four month, 12,000km bicycle ride the length of Africa. Two Lonely Planet teams are making the ride relay fashion. The first half of my ride took me 572 km from Iringa ...
Tour d’Afrique – half way rest stop, Iringa to Lilongwe
26 March 2009 | Places
Iringa to Chitimba Beach
The Lonely Planet team before the Iringa start - me, Fiona Siseman, Rana Freedman and Martin Heng. Rana and Martin rode the last stage and decided to continue on this one as well.
I’m half way through my Iringa (Tanzania) to Lilongwe (Ma...