Author Archive | Gareth Morgan

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End of the road

We have now ridden the west, the south and the east of Madagascar – so across the great Divide the separates the dry west from the wet east and done the Divide to the desert/savannah land of the south. While climatically it is a country of contrasts there are some constants, some good some not […]

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The Face of Poverty in Madagascar

Man Madagascar is poor. Officially 77% are below the poverty line, but we’ve seen heaps that you would say are worse than that, they’re in essence, destitute. The Malagasys work really hard in the fields mainly as they try their best just to cultivate enough to live on. You don’t see many here that anyone […]

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Thinking of Bryan

Our great mate Bryan Wyness was killed in a motorcycle accident a couple of months ago, when a front tyre blowout ended what was an unbelievably full life and left his lovely partner Marion and the kids and grandkids without their wonderful Poppa. For us riders though Bryan was, and always will be “the Captain” […]

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The Bara People and their Lands

Down in the southwest of Madagascar now where the plains are open, the grass looks tough and the people are scarce. But here Zebu (humped-back cattle) are king and these folk are cattle people, much like the Masai of Tanzania and Kenya. They walk their herds for weeks to the markets in the north so […]

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A Motorcycle Ride with a Difference

We have this plan to ride our motorcycles down the length of the Korean peninsula, from the north of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) to the southern tip of the ROK (Republic of Korea). The reason is to show that if some insignificant, non-threatening individuals can enjoy the company of Koreans across the […]

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Welcome

The idea to traverse the world by motorcycle wasn’t one of those flash-in-the-pan inspirations but rather, came about after completing a number of overseas motorbike tours and deciding after each one that we’d rather ‘just keep going’ than return home. It’s a privilege to visit so many countries, experience cultures and societies that are so […]

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