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Entries by James Davis
Struggling through western TanzaniaFebruary 29, 2016 in Cairo to Cape Town, Kindness of strangers, London to Cape Town /by James Davis
Cycling UgandaJanuary 29, 2016 in Cairo to Cape Town, London to Cape Town /by James Davis
Emily was terrified. She’d been saying to me for weeks that she didn’t want to do it. And now, as we teetered at the top of a 10-foot drop, she was regretting that she’d ever followed my lead by agreeing to go white water rafting. We were facing upstream but were stuck on rocks at […]
Cycling the Lower Omo Valley to Omorate and on to West TurkanaJanuary 5, 2016 in Cairo to Cape Town, London to Cape Town /by James Davis
We would have loved to stay in Addis Ababa for Christmas. But, alas, we had to race to Kenya before our visas expired on the 31st December. From Addis Ababa, the conventional route to Kenya is the road directly south towards Moyale. However, the first few hundred kilometers of the road in Northern Kenya is […]
Up high: Getting stoned in the Ethiopian HighlandsDecember 22, 2015 in Cairo to Cape Town, London to Cape Town /by James Davis
It was possibly not the wisest choice for two tourists who were about to cycle in Ethiopia for the first time to watch an episode of “The World’s Most Dangerous Roads” the night before we set off. In the episode in question, British comedians High Dennis and David Baddiel drive their sturdy 4×4 the length […]
Walking back to recovery in the Simien Mountains, EthiopiaDecember 10, 2015 in Cairo to Cape Town, Kindness of strangers, London to Cape Town /by James Davis
We reached the Sudanese border town of Gallabat at 11am and found shade in the café nearest the border post. The incredibly friendly café owner refused to accept payment for the Cokes we’d plucked from the fridge and he even gave us a couple of bottles of water. We obviously looked in a bad way. […]
Cycling Egypt: A pharaoh way to go!November 5, 2015 in Cairo to Cape Town, London to Cape Town /by James Davis
Reluctantly, we made the decision to fly from Jordan to Cairo because, had we cycled, our route would have taken us straight through the Sinai peninsular. The troubles in the Sinai have mostly been limited to the north east of the peninsular, close to the border with Gaza, where groups who’ve pledged allegiance to ISIS […]