A young Moroccan has toured Africa with nothing more than a bicycle, spare tire, and small travel bags.
In ten months, a young Moroccan man has cycled across thirteen African countries, arriving in Gabon in December, where two locals, impressed by his sense of adventure, filmed a video of him.
In the video, the cyclist, Yassine, arrives with his bicycle in the middle of a Gabonese forest and starts chatting with two local men who were curious to know more about his unordinary journey.
Yassine left Morocco on March 8, 2018, to pedal through the African continent. Throughout his journey, Yassine says he only uses a tent to sleep.
Before reaching Gabon, the cyclist had passed through Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon.
In the video, which quickly went viral, Yassine says his next African destination will be Congo-Brazzaville.
Yassine’s adventure allowed him to meet and make friends with the two Gabonese locals who considered him a “brother.”
One of them says in the video: “This is a marvellous adventure … Do you know Moroccan and Gabonese people are brothers?” mentioning King Mohammed VI and Gabonese President Ali Bongo’s friendship.
Yassine’s story is similar to that of another Moroccan man who cycled from Morocco to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The 58-year-old Moroccan, Mohammed Rbouhate, challenged himself to complete the Hajj pilgrimage by bicycle.
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