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In Search of Food – The Bucket Boys

One familiar sight in Senegal was that of young boys, in tattered rags, walking the streets clutching large, empty metal tins (think Heinz baked beans tins, super-sized) looking for handouts from tourists, leftovers from locals. The boys rarely begged though. They just seemed to wander, hopeful that their tins and therefore their stomachs would be […]

The Best of Times, The Toughest of Times (Part 1)

A lot has been and gone since the last update… 3 weeks, 4 countries, 7 boat rides, 1200km cycled. There have been good days and bad days, the best days and worst ones. At times it’s been tough and tiring, and yes there have even been tears. At times it’s been thrilling and exciting, and […]

No Rush in Senegal or The Gambia

No Rush in Senegal or The Gambia

Soulful St. Louis Arriving in St. Louis was the best introduction to Senegal I could have hoped for. We crossed the bridge from the mainland having weaved our way through the bustling market between the donkey-carts and equally slow-moving black and yellow taxi cabs congesting the roads. Over on the island, the pace of life […]

The Beautiful Baobab

The Beautiful Baobab

“Knowledge is like a Baobab tree, one person’s arms cannot encompass it.” – African proverb On the ride from St. Louis towards The Gambia, we have passed many impressive baobab trees and one evening we even camped beneath one.  I thought I’d share with you some of the photos… The Baobab tree, Adansonia digitata, can […]

In Search Of Beer – from the Sahara to Senegal

In Search Of Beer – from the Sahara to Senegal

Since my last update in Nouakchott, where I signed off at the point of disembarkation of the iron-ore train with decision to take a bush-taxi to Atar in the depths of the Mauritanian desert rather than cycle the 120km piste, so much has happened I don’t quite know where to begin or what to write […]

Photos of St. Louis, Senegal

A collection of photos from the last few days in St. Louis… Went to a concert last night of El Hadj N’Diaye – his group play traditional Senegalese folk music. Staying another night now too since there’s more music happening on the beach this afternoon. I’m loving St. Louis – it’s a great town to […]

Photos from Mauritania and into Senegal

In search of a beer – Photos from Nouadhibou, Mauritania to St. Louis in Senegal…