Marrakesh – Jardin Majorelle
2 November 2012 | Places
Last month Maureen and I had a short stay at a friend’s house in Marrakesh in Morocco. Our previous two visits to Marrakesh were in 2007 when we drove through on our way to Banjul in Gambia on the Plymouth-Banjul Challenge – nurse an old car down to West Africa and gi...
The Otway Fly
24 January 2012 | Places
My January spell at Apollo Bay in Victoria, Australia included a couple of days walking along the Great Ocean Walk and some interesting encounters with Aussie critters. Not this one, this rather fine looking pterodactyl model featured in a dinosaur walk at the Otway F...
10 Years of the Tour d’Afrique
11 January 2012 | Media
Crazy, doomed, hopeless, wonderful – my first thoughts when I read about the very first Tour d’Afrique – 12,000km, four months, all the way from Cairo in Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa. It really is the Mt Everest of cycling. I didn’t realise that a few years late...
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...