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Africa

Bilharzia (tropical disease)

I arrived in Kampala feeling very unwell. My muscles were aching, I had back ache and felt unwell and rundown, with little energy. It was midday when I checked into a hostel and went straight to bed...

Kenya

I arrived in Kenya having had stomach ache for the previous 4 or 5 days, so put my trust in Jamleck, a pharmacist. He prescribed a colourful mixture of tablets, then tried to sell me a SIM card and...

Muday Charity Association

One Cool Ride combines my love of overland travel and Cool to be Kind, the organisation I’m a co-founder of, which supports Homeless people. Muday Charity, is located just outside Addis Ababa, the...

How I travel…

I like my routines, I feel good when the start and finish of the day go according to plan. I start riding early, and in hot countries where the temperature becomes unbearable before midday, very...

Sudan

I loved my time in Sudan. The people were so very friendly, possibly the friendliness of all the countries I’ve visited. This made Sudan a great experience; also one of my hardest challenges due to...

Egypt / Sudan Border (Abu Simbel to Wadi Halfa)

Crossing from Egypt into Sudan can be straightforward and relatively quick, if you follow a ‘tried and tested’ method. A few overlanders have tried their own way, which has resulted in frustration...

Egypt

Egypt is a big sandpit with a river running through it! I loved my time here: the people are so welcoming and helpful, I loved the food, I experienced unique sights and would recommend you visit if...

Sudan & Ethiopia Visas (Cairo Embassies)

Having heard a multitude of different experiences regarding getting the Sudan visa, I was nervous as I entered the embassy. It opens at 8am, and most people suggested getting there as early as...

Do I get lonely?

In addition to ‘how much is your motorbike worth?’, one of the more common questions I get asked is ‘do I get lonely’?  I love traveling with my girlfriend or friends, and I also love travelling...