We are delighted to say that Overland magazine will host the Global book launch of ‘Gone Riding’ by Dom Giles.
The premiere screening of Austin Vince’s new film, Mondo Sahara, took place last night at the Coronet Theatre in London’s Notting Hill. Anyone familiar with…
The premiere is tonight!
A terrific background to West Africa, accessibly written
This is the first of what promises to be a series of ‘Two wheels to…’ various parts of the world which are more easily accessible from the UK than you’d think.
Alan Whelan, the author of the best-selling ‘African Brew Ha-Ha’, is back with more delightful tales of his solo motorcycle travels. This time he concentrates on Ghana, land of fetish priests, unbridled enthusiasm and a remarkable football team
Chris Scott’s superb guide to exploring Morocco has just been released as a 2013 up-to-date 2nd edition
It was December 2011. Ana had malaria, the Congolese presidential elections threatened to end in yet another civil war and Angola had suspended its visa services indefinitely.
Meeting the characters early on, we get a feel for just how the expedition will play; fun is the main ingredient interwoven into all the proceeding 43,000 miles.
This is an original and remarkable story from an age when women had won the vote, but had yet to find acceptance as mechanics, engineers, motorcyclists… no matter how well they acquitted themselves.
‘The Rainbow Nation’, a term first used to describe post-apartheid South Africa, symbolised the different races unified in a newly democratic nation. Two decades on…
The view out of the window is a belter. I’m sat looking over the lush green palmerie, at the shifting colours, with shadows dancing across the folded ridges on the Djebel Sarhro Mountains filling the horizon.
A landscape consisting of dry stone, rocks and dust, with small shrubs and bushes dotted around, the arid surroundings were interspersed with deep mud where…
It’s already a whole new world, of white houses, maze-like markets, beautiful mosques, traditionally-clothed men and women, heavily-loaded donkeys.
Jonny never takes the easy option. If he can take a route that will provide him with new adventure and experiences, and travel without other overlanders, then he will. This results in exciting illegal border crossings and heart stopping moments where his discovery by man or beast is only a breath away.
I was eventually granted a transit visa, which gave me just five-days to ride the length of Angola. It was a 1200 mile journey through a country littered with landmines and with no ‘proper’ roads…