2nd Jerusalem, Mount Sinai & New Flower

Destination: Lalibela After an extra day’s preparation, our wonderful 3 month stay in Gondar came to a close. We got back on our freshly oiled & prepared bikes, headed down the hill and out of the city early in the morning before the heat. The temperature was...

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Yenege Tesfa (Hope for Tomorrow)

Getting to know Gondar So we had arrived in Gondar; the bikes were rested and after swapping hotels a few times, we got to know the town a little better. I tucked into the local brews Dashen & St George (the patron saint of Ethiopia as well as England) – both of which...

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Sudan, Mia Mia!

Bounty bars Desert cycle completed, it was time for a little rest to clean the sand out of my ears, gorge on bounty bars and generally not worry about sitting in the saddle for a few days, or weeks as would be the case. However, before I could relax I needed to sort...

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Destination: Sahara Desert

Priorities; Rest & Relation first... So time for some R&R in Luxor; I couldn’t wait. Joining me here was Kiran Bolina - she flew out from London to meet me the same day my Uncle and Aunty flew home; perfect timing. Luxor was an ideal place for us to catch up, take in...

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Goodbye UK, Hello Africa!

And so, before I knew it May 1st was here. A final goodbye to my sister Laura and then off to the airport; Rob Simpson kindly volunteered to escort me out the country and so with everything packed, I headed to Gatwick airport. Checked in, I headed to the bar (of...

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The final furlong of preparation…

Well, rather embarrassingly it's been over four months since my last blog post. I had hoped to add a few other updates, but getting everything sorted has simply taken up all my free time; in a good way of course.After formally handing in my notice to Bird & Bird LLP,...

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A New Year, a New Beginning

Well it’s the afternoon of the 2nd of January 2010 and I’m sat in my flat listening to the new Transformers (The Score) Soundtrack, kindly recommended to be my Jimi Simpson.The music of course providing wonderful inspiration for the coming year – a year in which I’ll...

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