Beyond the Bike

Stories from Stuart and Claire's original & recent journeys….

A positive Legacy from the Colonial period in Tanzania?

A positive Legacy from the Colonial period in Tanzania?
Boarding the Ship

 

All aboard the MV Liemba… (literally)

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Stage 3: Many miles travelled but not all on the bike....

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This stage was a bit of a mixture and rather exciting,  involving cycling through remote North-Western Tanzania, a voyage on a 100 year old German warship and breaking out a new friend out of a Zambian prison...

  After crossing into Tanzania we had several more tough days, even though the road was tarmac there were great swathes of sand, gravel and potholes and the hills continued. I was not happy. We had our first night seeking hospitality and camping in a homestead which was fun and we certainly amused the family when we put up our tent. The road then ‘officially’ turned to dirt and it started raining and as we were running out of time to get to Zambia we hopped on bus for a few hundred km. This was an interesting experience, we cannot quite believe that we, our panniers and our bikes all made it in one piece!  

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