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.