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The last four days have seen us leave Addis Ababa and travel to the town of Arba Minch on the shore on Lake Abaya.
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has left some feedback on my blog. I'm really enjoying the writing but it does take significant effort and it's a big boost to know that you're getting something out of it.
The last few days have been very difficult. I seem to be getting weaker and slower as the trip progresses rather than faster and stronger as I had expected.
After a couple of days of not-too-challenging riding, we have another rest day in the very pleasant town of Bahir Dar. We're staying at the Dib Anbessa hotel overlooking Lake Tana.
It's taken two days of very tough riding to get from the border to the town of Gondar.
After 8 hard riding days and 1 rest day in Khartoum we've cycled across Sudan and across the border into Ethiopia.
Egypt is a fantastic country with utterly wonderful people but I was really looking forward to a change of scene and discovering Sudan.
You might find the Tour d'Afrique race results page interesting.
I'm currently in Aswan preparing to board a ferry which will take us to Sudan. There is little to no internet in Sudan so it's likely this will be my last post for a month or so.
We've finally made it to Luxor, a distance of 763 kilometres in 6 days. It has to be said that so far the trip has been harder than I thought it would be :).
In a few hours, we will be leaving Cairo and cycling 128Km south to our first evening camp. Breakfast will be at 5:30 folllowed by packing last minute items, and then we'll be off.
I'm hearing reports that internet bandwidth is extremely slow throughout most of Africa, to the degree that it is difficult to upload images, let alone video.
The day before leaving for the airport, I received an email from AVIF informing me that some of the sponsorship money donated so far has been used to secure secondary school places for two Kenya
Today may have been one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Myself and about 40 other Tour d'Afrique riders took a short 25K cycle trip through the outskirts of Cairo to visit the Sakara pyramids.
Well, I've been in Cairo for about 5 days now and I've done all the usual touristy stuff like visit the museum, the pyramids and the Mohammed Ali mosque.