Saturday 24 December 2016

Taking my Brompton to Malawi

After just a few weeks home after my Namibia trip, it was time for another work trip. Back to Malawi again for a few weeks.

Saturday 19 November 2016

Taking my folding bike to Namibia

I travel a lot for work, mostly in Southern Africa, particularly if there's been a drought or some political problems. This time I was off to Namibia for another trip. When there I usually spend time walking around the city, but this time I decided to take my Brompton folding bike along so I could explore even more.

This meant I had an issue. I wanted to be able to cycle straight from the airport, so I wouldn't need expensive taxis that speed and scare the living daylights out of me, but I also wanted my bicycle to be safe in the hands of the luggage demolition crew. A strong cardboard box would work, but I wouldn't be able to cycle with a box that size, and it would likely get tossed or taken if I tried to leave it near the airport.

So having previously built a battery box for my electric bike out of ABS plastic, I decided this would do the job again. 

Tuesday 23 August 2016

More of our Munich to Vienna trip

Considering how amazing this trip was, I thought it deserves at least a few more photos, so here you go.

French fries were invented in... Belgium, so we had to have some as a snack. The standard accompaniment is Mayonnaise here. This picture was taken after 9pm, I really love the late hours of sunlight!

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Cycling from Munich to Vienna on our Brompton folding bikes

My darling wife (who edits these posts) and I are the true definition of opposites attract. However a passion that we both share is our love of travel. Our ultimate dream is to live on a comfortable boat, sailing anywhere our fancy takes us. Unfortunately, we live in a country that is terribly corrupt and hence our currency isn't worth much. Not to mention that comfortable boats are known to be huge money holes, so that dream may have to wait a while.

Fortunately, we also really like bicycles, so if we didn't want to spend a fortune, we could travel by bicycle instead. Recently we embarked on out first biking adventure, not knowing if we would like it. Well we didn't like it, we loved it! In fact I'm now more excited to do bike traveling than I am to do boat traveling!