After the Great Valve Cover Bolt Airlift of 2008 was completed, and the victory parades had stopped, the ticker tape was swept from the streets, and the NY Times journalists had (mostly) stopped calling, it was time to hit the road.
September 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments · People & Culture, Uh-oh
September 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments · People & Culture, Sightseeing, The Basics
After a tough week of travel from Namibia to Luanda, I was graciously allowed to camp out back at the local Yacht Club. Free camping is great, but with a not-so-great "shower" and "bathroom facilities," after several days of playing the Great African Visa Waiting Game, negotiating the never-ending traffic, getting lost repeatedly (thanks to [...]
May 25th, 2008 · No Comments · Picture Posts
The guest book at the Waterford Estate winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa. (Here’s a primer for those a bit confused)
May 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Bureacracy
This is the first in what could an endless series about African bureacracy. And considering how tame South Africa is compared to the rest of the continent, I really have no friggin’ idea what I’m talking about. When I purchased my motorcycle in Port Elizabeth, the motor vehicle department naturally wanted to know where I [...]
May 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Motorcycle Stuff, Uh-oh
This is the debut post of what is obviously going to be a very, very, very long series of posts. One tough thing about riding on the left side of the road after you’ve spent your whole life riding on the right, besides the whole holy-crap-I’m-going-the-wrong-way-on-the-freeway-again thing, is turning.