Bicycles often mix spare parts of different brands. This chainring incorporates the manufacturer's brand name Phoenix, a large Chinese company exporting bicycles since the 1960s.

Cargo bikes in Rwanda

Cargo bicycles are widely used for the transportation of goods and passengers in Rwanda – the land of thousand hills. For a cyclist, these hills make riding strenuous as there is hardly ever a flat stretch of road. Many riders of Team Rwanda, the cycling team based in Ruhengeri, have started as taxi or cargo bikers.
Left: Early morning in a village near Rubona in Rwanda. Right: Petit Barrier: A tricycle carries goods over the border between Gisenyi and Goma.

Le Petit Barrier

In a cloud of smoke and dust sits volcano Nyiragongo behind the twin towns Goma and Gisenyi at the border of…
Mountain gorilla living in the National Park in the Rwanda Congo border region are on the Red List of Endangered Species due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and war. Mountain gorillas live in groups of one adult male, the silverback, and a number of females. Silverback gorillas can reach a height of more than two meters and a weight of more than 200 kilograms.

Mountain Gorilla Agashya

Last Sunday morning I browsed through Sebastião Salgado’s wonderful book ‘Africa’ and discovered a photo of «my» mountain gorilla Agashya in Rwanda. He had…
Under Way Magazine

Under Way in Print – Magazine Vol. One

If it’s not printed it doesn’t exist. Therefore, I decided to put selected photo stories on paper: The best content…

A Mountain Gorilla in New York

The United Nations headquarters in New York was recently lit up in a call for action to protect the world’s ecosystems and…
A small straw hut on a field in northwestern Rwanda with Mount Sabinyo on the horizon, an extinct volcano of the Virunga group at the border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda.

Bear and Buffalo

After writing yesterday’s article about wild bears in Switzerland, I was thinking about the recent trip to Rwanda where farmers…

Rwanda Cargo Bicycles

In Rwanda, cargo bicycles are widely used for the transportation of goods and passengers. The bikes have to be robust…

The Golden Monkeys of the Virunga Mountains

Golden Monkeys live in the bamboo forest of the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa (Rwanda, Uganda, and eastern Democratic…

Mountain Gorillas in the Central African Virunga Mountains

The jungle of the misty Virunga volcano mountains in central Africa is so dense that even the raindrops falling in…