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HOW long does it take from Nan­ning of China to Cape Town of South Africa? Over 10 hours by flight or a few weeks by sea. But for Du Fengyan, it took 26 months - by bike.

In Au­gust 2011, the young Chi­nese man, then aged 25, got on his bi­cy­cle and set off from south China’s Nan­ning City on a jour­ney of a life­time. Af­ter rid­ing nearly 35,000 km, he ar­rived in South Africa in Oc­to­ber 2013, leav­ing his foot­prints in 22 coun­tries along the way, in­clud­ing Egypt, Ethiopia, So­ma­lia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tan­za­nia.

Af­ter some well-de­served rest, the young man is now back on the trail, this time to share his pas­sion for the African con­ti­nent through a doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phy project en­ti­tled Por­traits of the Nile.

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