A Nepalese cyclist in the midst of a nine-year, around-the-world ride hits Ghana. The roughest part of Lok Bandhu Karki’s epic journey so far? Getting jacked in Malaysia:
The journey has not been without difficulties. “Courage keeps me going,” he says of his worst experiences in a journey, which has also been characterised by robbery in Thailand, Malaysia and Sudan.
“When my money was stolen in port Kelang of Malaysia, I had to work in a butchery for six days to earn ferry charge from Batam Island to Sumatra Island of Indonesia,” he says.
Karki had some fellow travelers when he started in 2004, but he’s been going it alone for years now. And according to some Nepalese expats he’s encountered along the way, he’s got a bit of a huckster streak.