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Palmleaf dhow 300 1
10 Oct 2007


Zanzibar

Arab, Swahili, Indian and European influences mix in atmospheric Stone Town, centre of the Indian Ocean spice trade - and East African slave trade. Hanging out on Jambiani's white sandy beach gazing at an unbelievable milky blue sea.













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Hut in palms 350 1
2 Oct 2007



Southern Tanzania

'The inaccessible south coast', a visit to Kilwa Island, famed centuries ago as a principal centre of Swahili civilisation on the East African coast, and entering Dar es Salaam on a bike.







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Boy 350 12
8 Sept 2007

Tanzania Border

Towards the Tanzania border, good to be on the road again.

How to get through thirty kms of sand to the Rovuma River border, and then how to get across - in one piece!








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Muslim madonna 200 1
22 September 2007

Northern Mozambique Coast

Destination - the fabled 16th century Portuguese island capital of Ilha de Mocambique. Visiting beaches on ‘one of the most beautiful and remote coastlines in the world’, four-legged hazards on the road, and... doubts about continuing the journey!




















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Train 350 1
8 September 2007

Across Mozambique

Cattle smuggling, riding a train to Nampula, and remarkable encounters with men who make a difference.







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Canoe 350 1
22 August 2007

Sailing to Mozambique

Across Lake Malawi by bike!
And down the remote and untravelled Mozambique lakeshore.










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lakeshade 350
02 August 2007

Malawi

Beautiful Lake Malawi, encounters with development aid, and 'Can I get across the lake to Mozambique - with my bike.'










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350 Vumba1
21 July 2007

Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, and Tete.

Across to the startlingly scenic mVumba region, and through the wild west of Tete in Mozambique.











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350 Baobab1
14 July 2007

Zimbabwe.

Back into the challenge and turmoil of Africa... and interesting times for Zimbabwe.











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250 Impala1
07 July 20

Limpopo.

Leaving Swaziland, its up through South Africa to the Limpopo River, and the border with Zimbabwe.















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300 Headb1
21st June 2007

Starting North.

After two months travelling through South Africa, enjoying the soft living, it was time to get back in the saddle for the journey northwards. (With a little sidetrip to exotic southern Mozambique!)