|My friend Koeks (as in Koeksister, aka Janine) going for a spin on the farm.|
A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I've been taking a break from this blog while I've been in South Africa, but wanted to introduce you to South Africa's answers to bodas (well, it's the best option I can find).
|Some of the terrain in KwaZulu-Natal covered on the bike. With all that sugar cane the area often reminds me of my home, Murwillumbah.|
I've been riding these bikes with my friends on their farm in KwaZuu-Natal and on the beach at The Dolphin Coast since my first trip to South Africa in 1997 (albeit always as a passenger).
One Ugandan friend Brenda (hello Brenda!) pointed out that they look "more stable and grounded" than her country's popular motorbike taxis. But who doesn't enjoy the thrill of a good boda ride?
|Oh, and if you don't want to go on South Africa's answer to the boda these are always an option.|
Here's to 2013 and more boda rides when I'm back in Kampala. But in the meantime here's a link to some bodas that made 2012 for me.
|Aren't you meant to be in Dalston? There's too many to pick from, but here's one boda that made my year.|