Friday, 13 January 2017

Eenos’s Madagascan Tour: a summary

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Eenos’ journey around Madagascar was never something he expected to be easy. Travelling through some of the most remote areas of the world on roads which were often no more than muddy tracks and in some of the most inhospitable of climates, on a motorcycle, is never a challenge for the faint of heart. However, he prevailed and on the 6th of January 2017 Eenos announced that he had completed his challenge, traveling a total of 4539 kilometers. 

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The journey was not without its setbacks. A one point Eenos was caught in a flash flood following a severe rain storm; he was washed of the road by the waters and only by pure luck managed to drag himself out of harms way. Despite suggestions at that point that he abandon his challenge and his bike suffering damage from the incident, after a few days rest and assistance from a helpful local mechanic Eenos was back on the road. 

In a statement on Facebook, Eenos thanked Ony Rakotoarivelo and Money for Madagascar organisation for their work in helping local people and organisations, as well as François Serrano and Moto Tour Madagascar for their assistance and advice, and for "making his dream come true."

Money for Madagascar also thanked Eenos for his efforts to raise both awareness of and funds for these vital projects to help Malagasy communities, and hope that he will visit Madagascar again soon. 

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