Our year in pictures

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.

Still friends.

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.

3 comments

  1. Congratulations on completing your amazing journey.!!!

    Thankyou for sharing this with me guys. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following your journey through some of the most off the beaten track places I can think of! I’d love to say you’ve inspired me to do the same but…

    Hope you enjoy your new life in SA together. I’m sure there are more ad adventures ahead – you strike me as the kind to not stand still for too long! Hope you share them also!

    Take care
    Jamie

  2. Franni and Phil x congratulations on your journey, I know I have said it before but you two are amazing and an absolute inspiration!
    Cant wait to see you both and hear all about it in SA(and read the book of course) – sending you lots of love from your starting point!!

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