Mfangano, Kisumu, Mfangano

This guy asked me to take his picture, then proceeded to wag his finger at me. I took it anyway. Bicycle in Kisumu, Kenya As part of my time working with Tillen and getting the shop organized, I thought it would be a good idea to take a trip to the nearest real city here…

First Day of Bike Tour (Kind of) and Week in Review

The last week a lot has happened, but it’s been pretty difficult to get decent enough internet to make a blog post. Rest assured though, I am getting lots of pictures and some video as well. I have figured out a worst-case scenario for getting sound that will be pretty decent, but I’m also heading…

Settled In

1/12/2013 Mfangano! It’s everything I hoped it would be. Right now I am sitting in my private little house with a ridiculous view over Lake Victoria staring at the Kenyan mainland. It’s wedged onto a hill underneath the mountain surrounded by other little houses that are all owned by people in one big family. I…

Africa huh? Almost made it…

1/10/2013 I’m currently flying at about 35,000 feet over Egypt on my way from Istanbul to Nairobi. My bicycle and luggage are (presumably) also on board and should arrive safely in Kenya along with me, and I have to say, although I still have a few things to figure out and I am five hundred…

FIrst Impressions of Iraqi Kurdistan

Eastern Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan were amazing. After Diyarbakir, we took a bus straight to Dohok, Iraq, passing through some ancient ruins along the way.  These pictures are of Hasankeyf, an ancient city dating back to 1800 BC. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get off the bus, but we got to see a few of…