The House of Wonders, Zanzibar – Christmas Day Collapse
29 December 2020 | Places
I’ve been to Zanzibar – the island just off the coast of Tanzania – twice. Once before I joined a group of friends to climb Mt Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest mountain) and once when I spent two week on my bicycle riding from Iringa in Tanzania to Lilongwe in Malawi. Th...
Tony’s Coronavirus Notes – East Africa
22 July 2020 | Living
Like many people these days I spend far too much time analyzing the Covid-19 figures and reading articles on the pandemic. Despite all the learned analysis I keep thinking ‘why haven’t I read anything about this’ so for a week I’m going to note my thoughts about some ...
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...
24 July 2011 | Transport
I spent several weeks kicking around the two Congos with stops in Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Kisangani and Goma in Congo DRC and a sidetrip to Brazzaville in Congo Republic. And then I went on to Rwanda to finish my trip. Along the way I also got a great view of Kilimanjar...
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...