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Friday, 19 February 2010 - 19:37

Day 141 - Thurs 18 Feb - 13,236km, Matata, Gabon

Carrying everything but a cuckoo clock Hans set a sedate pace on our first day riding together which, combined with a relentless series of hills, dirt, road of variable condition and blazing sunshine made for limited progress. Life on the road has clearly turned Hans a little eccentric, a role he loves to play up to with the locals to great amusement. He also loves bananas and stopping in a village this morning we bought a bunch of over 50 for 1000cfa (£1.50) from a man with 3 wives and 23 children - I'm surprised he could spare them with so many mouths to feed. We're obviously in fertile surroundings as stopping for lunch we then met a lady with 20 children! Hans is now swigging palm wine in his pants, a sight that Gabon and I should never have to behold, while we wait for some freshly snared antelope to be cooked at the police post where we're camping.

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Reply to no eating Q from Lucia

Hey Lucia,

Thanks for your support and say hi to everyone at the British School of Cordoba for me. It seems like a long time ago that you all gave me such an amazing welcome.

In answer to your questions I always carry an emergency malt loaf so that I never run out of food. You should try one they are truly delicous and packed with great energy, make sure Mr Baring brings you one back from England and ask your local shop keeper's to start importing them!!

Make sure you work hard in those boring Geography lessons!


Hi, I am Lucia from The

Hi, I am Lucia from The British School of Córdoba, I have read some of your stories I liked the one of the terrorist. From here we see how you are going and we talk with Mr Bering about you.We hope that you get save to South Africa and also that when you get back to England you come and see us. I have a question.                                                                                                                 

Have there been a day were you haven't eaten anything?

Lucia Mellado

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