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For John and Ana their 55,000km motorcycle ride around Africa was not a race. Sparked by two unexpected events, the nomadic adventure lasted for 14 months across 29 countries. Crazy Oyibo recounts the story of John and Ana journeying overland, being tested in some of the continent’s wildest places, and undergoing profound personal transformation while learning that Africa’s diversity is only matched by the kindness of its people.
Crazy Oyibo Part 1 – From Romania To Morocco tells how the expedition began. In January 2010 John was stuck in bed, recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture. The challenge of learning how to walk again became the daunting task of riding a motorbike in Africa. In October 2010 the expedition was primed to take off, but on departure day John was hit by a car. The motorbike was totaled and everything was reset by 9 more months. In June 2011 John and Ana finally left Into The World. The learning curve from the first month spent in Morocco sets the tone for an epic journey.

Read by author Nick Thorpe, adventurer Paddy Tyson and mountaineer Alex Găvan.

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, author of "Urban Worrier" and "Eight Men and a Duck" (

About the authors
Ana Hogaş and Ionuţ (John) Florea are Romanian architects with a twist. From June 2011 to August 2012 they traveled by motorcycle around Africa. In an expedition of extremes, they worked as volunteers in the rainforest of Nigeria, crossed the Sahara in suffocating heat of over 54°C, climbed Mt. Cameroon, and explored the Okavango Delta in flood and the Congo basin during the rainy season. Crazy Oyibo is their first book.

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