HIGH AND STEEP MOUNTAINS AFTER I CROSSED KIBIRA NATIONAL PARK COMING FROM BUTARE TOWN DIRECTION IN RWANDA
LAKE RWEGURA IN KIBIRA NATIONAL PARK
SADLY IT WAS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN AFRICA OUT OF 20 COUNTRIES I CROSSED ON A BICYCLE WHERE MANY PEOPLE WERE AGGRESSIVE AND DANGEROUS TO ME TALKING ABOUT MOUNTAIN AND JUNGLE AREAS (ON A NEW BUILT HIGHWAY IN THE LOWLAND ALONG LAKE TANGANYIKA WAS MUCH BETTER WERE I MET A FEW FRIENDLY PEOPLE BUT NOT IN THE BUSH). IT WAS THE ONLY COUNTRY WERE I WAS HIDING IN THE EVENINGS AND BY NIGHTS FROM THE LOCAL PEOPLE. MANY PEOPLE WERE TELLING ME STRAIGHT THAT I COULD BE KILLED OR WOULD BE KILLED. I WENT ACROSS NO TRAFFIC ROADS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND LOST MY WAY GOING AROUND CLOSER TO RWANDAN AND CONGOLESE BORDER. MAYBE YOU CAN READ FROM PEOPLE FACES THEIR MOOD AND BEHAVIOUR IN THIS ONLY PHOTO I TOOK OF THE CROWD THAT WAS ALWAYS RUNNING TO ME FROM RURAL AREAS AND SHOWING ME LIKE I AM KIND AN ALIEN OR POOR ANIMAL IN THE ZOO.
Welcome to like my travel blog where I will be updating my photos and stories from 6 different bicycle journeys in 2006, 2007-2008, 2009, 2010-2014, 2014-2015 and in 2016 and from the future bicycle long journeys. You can organize me a public live photo screening with my stories :)
In summer 2006 I cycled across Ukraine, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia and crossed many high mountain ranges ;)
In 2007/2008- 14 months travelling by bicycle and hitch-hiking alone across Western Europe and across 4 African countries like Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia.
2009- I have travelled for 4 months. 2 months having cycled from Poland across Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria to Turkey where the truck driver crashed me. I cured myself after the car accident. Then 2 months having hitch-hiked to Greek Lesbos island and across Turkey and Kurdistan.
09.06.2010-19.03.2014 I have cycled for almost 4 years.
I went across Poland-->Belarus-->Ukraine--> Romania-->Bulgaria-->Turkey--> Greece--> Balkan countries (Macedonia- FYROM, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia and Serbia)--> Cyprus--> Lebanon--> Jordan--> 3 months around Israel and Palestine (West Bank) under occupation by Israel---> 3 months around Egypt (Sinai, all the way down the Nile river and all the Oasis across the desert)---> The North Sudan---> Ethiopia --> Kenya--> Uganda--> Rwanda--> Burundi--> Tanzania--> Zambia--> Zimbabwe--> Botswana--> South Africa--> Swaziland--> Mozambique--> South Africa.
July 2014-March 2015Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France to Cataluña and Basque Country along the coast to Portugal and Africa by bicycle for 3rd time and went along the Mediterranean Sea coast of Morocco across Rif and Atlas mountains and Sahara desert to Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Casamance, Guinea Bissau.
In autumn 2016 I did Scandinavia.
Soon in June 2017 AROUND THE WORLD BICYCLE JOURNEY across Euroepe, Asia and South America!
IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT MY BICYCLE JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD YOU ARE WELCOME. I WILL THANK YOU HERE PERSONALLY :)
Name: Lukasz Ogonowski
Bank account: 04-1140—2004-0000-3502-7586-0577 MBANK
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I highly recommend 2 non-profit hospitality exchange projects like the touring cyclist hospex https://www.warmshowers.org/ and not only for cyclists but all kinds of travelers https://www.bewelcome.org/