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These photos were all used within the daily entries from my time in Colombia. You can find them in the links in the text from the daily entries, but I thought it might be useful to group them together in one place for anyone interested in a quick photo tour of the country. Back to [...]

Golf at Apes Hill

I played my first 18-hole round at Apes Hill just before Christmas. As you can see from the photos, the course is nothing short of spectacular.

Sleeping Bags Purchased…

To keep up with the lists of equipment purchased, I have a couple of items to add to the list. First are the sleeping bags. These were bought from Alpkit, and are the Skyehigh 800 for me, and the Skyehigh 1000 for Yami. Here’s a couple of photos of Yami testing her bag out…

Bicycle Tour

Planning Route Equipment Sponsorship Charity Planning Being a complete novice at bicycle touring, the planning can sometimes get a little overwhelming. There are a multitude of things to think about, including; route visas budget equipment time work For someone like me, who changes plans and makes alterations along the way, finalising anything can get a [...]

Guest Interview: Derek Johanson

Derek Johanson – entrepreneur and owner/writer of popular blog Live Uncomfortably – has recently completed his first bike tour, and has kindly agreed to do an interview about his experiences whilst cycling.

More Equipment Purchased…

Although there hasn’t been much activity here for a while, I haven’t neglected planning for the tour. Following on from the previous entries regarding purchasing equipment here’s another entry about the latest purchases, namely a tent, a camera and some handlebar bags for the bikes.

Business Travel to Guyana

A few weeks ago I travelled to Guyana on a few short trips with work. I stayed a few days each trip, the majority of the time spent in or around Georgetown, however we did travel to Linden, about 100km south of Georgetown, away from the coastal plains into the rainforest.

Link Love – Touring Blogs

Travel blogs are not only an interesting read, they are useful to research places & equipment for anyone planning a trip. I regularly read a number of blogs, and as there is not much going on with my own tour at the moment, I thought it might be a good idea to post some links [...]

Making a Soda Can Stove

A few weeks back I had a few old cans lying around, so I made an attempt at a soda can stove, in truth only to see how it would work. For anyone not sure what a soda can stove is, Wikipedia give a good definition… A beverage-can stove (or pop-can stove) is a homemade, [...]

Eating Tacos in Mexico

My first experience of the real Mexican taco came at about 9pm on 1st October 2005 in Guerrero Negro, a dusty town in the middle of Baja California, famous for salt production and whale spotting. Having spent the previous 12 hours on a bus from Tijuana, I badly needed sustenance. My day had been spent [...]

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