We just finished an awesome trip on our Dahon folding bikes through Africa. After lots of other bike travels, we decided to take folding bikes this time. When the roads were bad or we didn't feel like cycling we hitch-hiked. We are convinced now that folding bikes are THE best travel bikes; you just have to travel very light. We had a smallish backpack carrying our clothes, tent, sleeping stuff and cooking gear. You can follow our adventures on www.najo.co.za
Amazing! What an adventure! You are so blessed to be able to have such experiences. Just a thought, is it possible to see larger sizes of the thumbnail photos you posted in your diary? Some looked very interesting, but couldn't see much because of the small size.
Enjoyed reading the blog, can imagine what it is like. I used to work in Zambia, three years, from 85 to 88. Do not think I want to go there by bike since I know alot of what can happen, but a great country with great peopel! Hope this part of the world can have a better future.
Very interesting, sort of like Paul Theroux's book, overland from cairo to cape town. I converted your blog to speech using a text-speech software and heard it while riding my folder, a Dahon D7. Some questions I have are:
In all, how many km's did you ride the bicycles?
It seems like you had only a few punctures, or did you have more?
Any other mechanical problems?
How did you keep your stuff safe while you slept, wasn't there a good chance of being robbed at night?