Deeper Into Africa – South Africa.

The further away I ride from Cape Town the more I feel I’m moving into Africa. But this is South Africa, and as such doesn’t really feel like Africa at all. In fact the woman at the gift shop where I purchased a few African gifts for my nieces and nephews explained to me that […]

The Garden Route Turns My Stomach and then some

Other than safaris in Kroger National Park in the eastern part of the country, perhaps the place most frequented by tourists to South Africa is its famed Garden Route. Stretching a few hundred kilometers along the coastline from Mossel Bay in the west to Tsisikamma National Park in the east, the Garden Route is a […]

Getting Hammered By Rain (I’ve been here before)

From Ushuaia to Cape Agulhas – The bottom of two continents. “What a long strange trip its been.” After a couple nights at in Franschhoek I joined Grant and Jules for a windy ride through the Overberg toward the true southern most point on the African continent: Cape Agulhas. As the winds blew, little did […]

Whales, Wine Lands & Connecting.

When I finally was ready to kiss Cape Town goodbye, I received an email from Grant and Julie Guerin, an Australian couple riding two-up on a V-Strom that I’d met in Zacatecas, Mexico back in October 2005, they shipped their motorcycle from Buenos Aires a week after me. They connected with a local South African, […]

Cape Town, Cape Point & The Cape of Good Hope

Haut Bay with the storm clouds brewing just south of Cape Town. Sadly I couldn’t ride the entire route of Peak Drive due to damage sustained during storms earlier this year. What I did see was stunning. The road leading east from Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. The Cape of Good Hope […]

Getting Down and Things Done in Cape Town

With a population of more than 3 million people, Cape Town is the economic and tourist center of western South Africa, and it serves as the legislative capital of the country. Like most of South Africa there is quite diversity and clearly visible contrasts on every street corner. Standing at the BMW Pavillion near Cape […]

Welcome To Africa!

There’s was a last minute panic in Buenos Aires before the taxi came to take me to EZE airport to board my Malaysian Airline flight bound for Cape Town South Africa. My cellphone rang and there’s Silvina speaking with a shortness of breath. Seems that there was one document that the cargo people at Malaysia […]

The Bureaucracy of Shipping: Redux

Let’s Go To Africa. Fortunately I arrived in Buenos Aires several days before my motorcycle, because finding my motorcycle turned out to tougher than finding the truth about Tango. You see Variglog, the company I shipped from Brazil, had no phone number listing in Buenos Aires or at the Airport, and calling the office in […]

Wine & Food in Buenos Aires: One More Time.

For the last several days I’ve made more than 4 trips downtown to meet with the people at Delfino Air Cargo, the agent for Malaysia Airlines Cargo here in Buenos Aires. The runaround is incredible. But things are happening. I got a chance to go back to Dakar Motos and spend some time with Javier […]

Getting Things Done In Buenos Aires

While I feel I could ease into life as a gringo Porteño here in Buenos Aires, I’ve got to get down to business. Certainly there’s coordinating the logistics of shipping Doc to Cape Town in South Africa. And there’s the problem with my Apple Mac Book Pro. I want to be sure to spend time […]