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Geotag Icon Gallery: Sierra Leone

Photographs posted by on Feb 9th, 2010

Cycling through sweet Sierra Leone via Freetown, Shenge, Kenema, Bo and Tiwai Island. Photography by Bex Sumner and Huw Williams, November and December 2009.

Related sound: Yellow-casqued Hornbill (Tiwai Island) »
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Geotag Icon Gallery: Guinea-Bissau and Guinea (Conakry)

Photographs posted by on Feb 6th, 2010

The journey through Guinea-Bissau and Guinea (Conakry). In this stretch, we travelled by bike, boat and, because of the unstable situation in Guinea at the time, by Land Rover, courtesy of the fine folks at Atlantic Rising. Photographs by Bex Sumner and Huw Williams, 2009.

Related gallery: Faces of the Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau) »
Related blog: Into Guinea-Bissau: drug barons, dogs’ heads and difficult decisions »
Related blog: Guinea: a dash through a dashing country »
Related sound: The chain ferry to Guinea »
Related sound: The pirogue to Orango »
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Geotag Icon Huw’s health, and an unexpected homecoming

Blog posted by on Jan 25th, 2010

A quick summary of our last two months – from getting engaged to getting Blackwater Fever and getting evacuated by air ambulance. Twice.



Geotag Icon The Times They Are A-Changin’! (The Hobo Blues)

Blog posted by on Dec 4th, 2009

Over the past nine months, we’ve travelled through some spectacular lands and feel privileged to have seen and heard what we have. We’ve also come to realise that there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the things we want to do…



Geotag Icon Guinea: a dash through a dashing country

Blog posted by on Nov 22nd, 2009

From Guinea-Bissau’s Bijagos islands to Freetown, Sierra Leone: a dash through Guinea’s beautiful landscapes and unstable political climate – by Land Rover.



Geotag Icon Into Guinea-Bissau: drug barons, dogs’ heads and difficult decisions

Blog posted by on Nov 3rd, 2009

Our best border crossing yet; an evening with a missionary; thunderstorms and drug barons; and a close encounter with a steamed dog’s head.



Geotag Icon The Gambia, in numbers

Blog posted by on Oct 27th, 2009

The latest in our “in numbers” series: how much we cycled, where we slept and how many racks broke in The Gambia.



Geotag Icon Through The Gambia: “We have peanuts, so we have peace”

Blog posted by on Oct 22nd, 2009

Two weeks in The Gambia; from Barra’s brothels and Banjul’s bumsters to red roads and rural rivers.



Geotag Icon Musings from Mauritania (Nouakchott to Rosso)

Blog posted by on Aug 25th, 2009

Leaving Mauritania – with more questions than answers. An update on our last few days in Mauritania as we cycled from its capital to the Senegalese border.



Geotag Icon Mauritania, in numbers

Blog posted by on Aug 24th, 2009

The fourth in our “in numbers” series: how many hours we spent chasing silent donkeys, the number of cars that hit us and other vital statistics from our time in Mauritania.