ThrowbackWednesday: Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition

River Gambia Expedition: Moto Taxi rider, Ebu, Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florio
Moto Taxi rider, Ebu, Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florio

 

‘”It will be cheaper than taking the vehicle!” said Florio – pulling at our over-stretched  budget purse-strings – that clinched the deal!…Ebu, very convincingly, stated: “Come, we go now, now!… We will get to Kedougou in two hours… and I will also return tonight, to Mali, with a passenger from Kedougou too!”.  In actual fact, we would not reach Kedougou until 10pm that evening! If we had had even a hint that we would be on the back of those motorcycles for almost nine spine-juddering hours, not one of us would have been smiling, and joking, half as much as we did when we set off!’ Words by Helen Jones-Florio / River Gambia Expedition.

Helen & ‘mototaxi’ rider, Ebu, and River Gambia Expedition team member, Ebou with his rider – leaving Mali Ville, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florio
Helen & ‘mototaxi’ rider, Ebu, and River Gambia Expedition team member, Ebou with his rider – leaving Mali Ville, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florio

 

The above excerpt is taken from the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey blog.

 

The Journey – 1 river | 2 borders | 3 countries

Guinea SenegalThe Republic of The Gambia

West Africa

Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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9/11 – 17 years on. Images ©Jason Florio

9/11/2001 – A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall, NYC © Jason Florio
9/11/2001 – A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall, NYC © Jason Florio

17 years ago I went to Afghanistan to document a war – all was quiet. A week after returning home to NYC, the war came to me…” © Jason Florio

See more images from Jason Florio’s 9/11/2001 series on his blog & website.

 

Press: ‘Is this the solution to South Africa’s rhino poaching problem?’ The Telegraph Magazine – images © Jason Florio

The Telegraph Magazine 'Tug of Love' - image ©Jason Florio
The Telegraph Magazine ‘Tug of Love’ – image ©Jason Florio

 

‘To save his beloved rhinos from poachers, one South African rancher made the heartbreaking decision to send them to safer ground in Botswana…The Telegraph Magazine, Sept 1st, 2018 – words by Todd Pitock / Images ©Jason Florio.

Aerial shot: Trucks transport the rhino's ©Jason Florio - Smithsonian Magazine
Aerial shot: Trucks transport the rhino’s ©Jason Florio (photo credit Heather Jones)

 

Related: Smithsonian Magazine – ‘The Dangerous Work of Relocating 5,000-Pound RhinosImages © Jason Florio / Words by Todd Pitock.

 

 

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Reading corners, NYC

Whicker hanging chair and black & white prints, Waverly Place NYC ©Helen Jones-Florio
Waverly Place, NYC ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

My favourite reading corner. I think it’s high time that we get our stuff out of storage. Black and white framed photography prints by the John Edwards. Whicker hanging chair – the best thrift shop find! – Beacon, New York.

Helen Jones-Florio

 

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