We thought our arrival into Cape Town Waterfront warranted a final blog post, on account of all those who were good enough to be there last Monday and deliver the warm welcome home.
Below are a few photos from our final moments of the trip and beneath that, some which tell the story of how we ended up there.
We’re done with riding for now.
Worth the wait.
And in order to make it to the waterfront:
China: departing on day 1 with 18,000km ahead of us and a lot to learn.
Kyrgyzstan: cold times.
Tajikistan: perhaps the most spectacular riding of the whole trip.
Uzbekistan: early mornings to avoid the heat. And conveniently, the tourists.
Kazakhstan: pleased to be in Aktau (at first), signalling the end of the Central Asian leg.
Georgia: has a lot going for it, and ended up as one of our finest months.
Turkey: a mosque in every town.
Greece: a more relaxed time. With cotton fields and a dash of ouzo…
Egypt: mainly dreadful.
Sudan: the surprise package of the trip. Peaceful days and nights.
Ethiopia: barely a yard of road was ridden without passing someone. A truly frantic country.
Kenya: some youngsters learning the Maasai way of life.
Tanzania: a mixed bag. Some tough riding but a rewarding country.
Zambia: interested locals. The help and hospitality in Zambia was tremendous.
Namibia: long desert stretches and tiring days.
South Africa: tears at our first sighting of Table Mountain, on our penultimate day.