So…who did this trip and where did they go?

I'm Nikki Ray and between August 2018 and May 2019 I cycled solo, carrying all my belongings (including a ukulele), from Santander in Spain to Accra in Ghana covering 10,000km in total. I wanted to arrive in Ghana before my 30th birthday using my own leg power...and I did! The last few years before starting…

I never liked sports

I never liked sports, well that’s not actually true. I did and I really wanted to be “good” at sports, but my primary and secondary schools didn’t allow this to happen. I went to a very competitive school which only allowed for the best to get into the sports teams, leaving nowhere for the rest…

Humidity is rising: Guinea Bissau and Guinea

It was probably a combination of season change plus going further south, but I'm convinced that when I crossed the border between Senegal and Guinea Bissau on 23rd February that things got markedly hotter. I had a great time riding through Gambia and the south of Senegal (Casamance region). The dryness of northern Senegal was…

That’s it, no more detours

Whilst I was waiting on the island of Fadiouth in Senegal, a car free island where the pathways are covered with shells, I had a lot of time to use my paper maps and think about the next section of my journey. I was waiting for my phone to get fixed after dropping it and…