News from the Four Corners
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...
Along the Gambia: Days 3-5
May 27, 2018 In
[ Bissau, Guinea-Bissau ] The next days were marked by the rhythms of Ramadan, the heat (now 36-38C/97-100F in the afternoon), and a new mechanical problem with the bicycle:...
Along the Gambia: Day 2
May 24, 2018 In
[ Bissau, Guinea-Bissau ] On Day 2 I turned inland, hoping to follow the south shore of the Gambia river for a few days. Most travelers never venture into The Gambia’s...
Along the Gambia: Day 1
May 23, 2018 In
[ Bissau, Guinea-Bissau ] Greetings from Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau–the fifth (undisputed) African nation on my itinerary. Getting here took me thirteen days,...
Errands (and more Drums)
May 22, 2018 In
[ Serrekunda, The Gambia ] Today’s ostensible itinerary had two easy-to-follow steps: (1) Pick up my visa from the Guinea-Bissau Consulate (2) Hit the road I succeeded...
Djembes & The Central Market
May 18, 2018 In
[ Serrekunda, The Gambia ] It’s probably premature, but I love The Gambia. Yeah yeah. I know. I love everywhere I find myself, somehow or another. Totally predictable,...
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