News from the Four Corners
One Year Later
July 29, 2018 In
[ Makeni, Sierra Leone ] Having lingered much longer than anticipated, today I’m back on the road and out of touch for who knows how long. Interestingly enough, I remember...
Rain. Rivers. Rice.
July 21, 2018 In
[ Makeni, Sierra Leone] Hello Boys and Girls, and many joyous greetings from my new favorite jam: Sierra Leone. What a place this is! The three-day transit from Kambia to Makeni...
July 15, 2018 In
[ Kambia, Sierra Leone] Greetings from Sierra Leone, or Salone as it’s called in the local dialect, Krio. At long last! I arrived here early yesterday afternoon, concluding...
What Comes Next?
July 12, 2018 In
[ Conakry, Guinea ] After nearly two weeks here in Conakry sorting out visas, I’m setting off tomorrow for Sierra Leone. My current plan is a 1700+km route that will...
Fria & Fellowship
June 27, 2018 In
[ Conakry, Guinea ] Fria is a large mining town in the mountains, about 135km outside Conakry. The mine is bauxite, the history colonial and depressing, and it has been run by Russians...
Through Forests to Fria
June 22, 2018 In
[ Conakry, Guinea ] Once I sorted out the exit stamp, the border crossing was a breeze. It was two and a half days through rain forest, on a road I had chosen because the map called...
From Bissau to the Border
June 16, 2018 In
[ Conakry, Guinea ] In the weeks since last we spoke, much has happened, and I’ll let the images fill in most of the blanks. I will leave here tomorrow afternoon with...
Basse to Bissau
June 4, 2018 In
[ Bissau, Guinea-Bissau ] The ride from Basse to Bissau took five long, sweaty days. The sweat resulted in heat rash, and the daily hours-long exertion under a pounding sun combined...
Along the Gambia: Days 6-7
May 29, 2018 In
[ Bissau, Guinea-Bissau ] And then came Six, DAY Six that is. My plan for weeks had been to follow the south bank all the way to Basse, a goal now within reach: 70km of smooth...
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