OYIBO – 14 months around Africa by motorcycle


2 people. 1 motorbike. 55,000 km. 14 months in Africa

OYIBO is the story of a couple embarking on a motorbike journey around Africa. In January 2010 Jon was stuck in bed, recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture. The challenge of learning how to walk again became the task of riding to Cape Town and back, but in October 2010, as the expedition was primed to take off, Jon was hit by a car. With the motorbike totalled, everything was reset by another 9 months. In June 2011 Jon and Ana finally left Into The World, and the nomadic adventure lasted for 14 months across 55,000km in 30 countries.


“Ana Hogas and Ionut Florea are open-hearted, white-knuckle travellers with a passion for people and an uncanny nose for adventure. Their 55,000-kilometer journey took them off the grid and into the beating heart of Africa.” – Nick Thorpe, award-winning journalist for Sunday Times, BBC and Guardian, author of “Urban Worrier” and “Eight Men and a Duck”, www.nickthorpe.co.uk

The first two chapters are available in English as free Multimedia Book.

1 Comment

  • Simona
    Wonderful story! It was a real pleasure to read it! I admire your courage and madness and beauty, Ana and Ionuț! Good job! Thank youuu!!!

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