When dID you START?
I left Canada out of Toronto on November 23rd. It took 14 hours to get to Cape Town, arriving on the 24th of November. This was a significant day for me since it's also my birthday.
How far WAS the walk?
12,000 Km (calculations based on flat terrain)
How long DID The EXPEDITION take?
Two years and three months (27 months, 822 days, 19,728 hours, 71,020,800 seconds)
DID YOU USE ANY OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORT?
Only foot and kayak were my modes of transportation. No motor vehicles were used except a 100 km stretch between Save River, Mozambique where I was forced to join a military convoy due to rebel conflicts.
did anyone join you?
This was a solo expedition however strangers did join me for short and long periods along the way, including my now friends Charlotte, Charlie, and Francesco.
How much did this cost
Roughly $20,000 from start to finish. I lived on $3 to $5 a day on my walking expeditions.
Was it safe?
Safe as possible. I was prepared.
Where did you sleep?
The homes of strangers, camping in the wild, schools, and charitable organizations along my route.
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Turks and Caicos Islands and raised in Germany. I returned to Turks for a few years and then eventually moved to Toronto, Canada where I currently live.
What are your hobbies?
Mainly sports, art, and adventure seeking. I competed in competitive track and field at an international and university level.
What did you take WITH YOU your expedition
I brought my backpack, a couple pants, a few shirts, underwear, socks, survival kits (which held emergency first aid supplies), as well as a survival knife. Also water, food, rations, a sleeping bag/pad, tent, extra comfortable shoes, a portable stove fire kit and of course the electronics that helped me make the posts I shared on social media and to connect with my friends and family, plus a GPS. I only use my smartphone to do all the things that I need to do with electronics.
did you have a sponsor
The expedition for the most part was not sponsored until I arrived in Sudan. Western Union approached me for sponsorship for the last two countries which I agreed to. Thank you for the support! Here are links to my Western Union campaign: Campaign link
What food did you eat
I ate would the locals ate and it varied drastically from country-to-country. The tape of food I would carry with me were things like dates, dried fruits, and instant noodles crushed into a bag.
What were some your most memorable moments
Some of the most memorable moments came from spending time with with the youth and encouraging them to do what they strive to be. Other memorable moments include witnessing historical sites in Zanzibar with a head in the East African slave trade and learning more about the the history in Egypt. I did a special charity work case with UNHCR and Forest Whitaker where we had talks with former child soldiers who escaped from South Sudan and now hold refuge in Uganda.