JMV Munezero, Isakari Umuhire , Dolph Kayitankore, Jean Baptiste Rukundo,
Abraham Nuru, Bonfils Ngabonziza.
Artwork painted by Abraham Nuru, Ivuka Art Center Kigali / Rwanda 2015
Acrylic on canvas
On my trip through Africa, I always came back to my own limits.
I never thought that I can ride as far, but I did it. I will therefore also create the second stage, passing through West and North Africa, but one thing I learned and it is very important. -
- Peace -
The own peace, but peace with the people, the animals and nature through which I cycled every day. I respect all people, whether small, large, thick, thin or goofy.
Everyone has something unique, every one is special. Especially the children are in my heart, because they are so sweet, peaceful and they can tell very great stories.
So people go peacefully to each other. Have love in the heart, and freedom in the thoughts.
with much love regards from somewhere. (Hihi)
NALA is missing cycling.
Artwork painted by Bonfils Ngabonziza, Ivuka Art Center Kigali / Rwanda 2015
All the best regards from Kassel in Germany send your NALA.
As you certainly remember, had my journey be interrupted on the basis of repeated burglary and theft of my whole stuff in Kenya. That's why I'm here now with André in Germany.
We just have to be here to open the first NALA Office ... hui is a lot of work, but soon everything is ready, and then we go to Paris in France and collect all the other NALA Artworks. That will be another exciting journey, but this time with the car, and not by bicycle.
I miss cycling very much. I miss the colors of Africa. I miss the dirt tracks in the desert in Namibia, the animals in Botswana, the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia, the lonely evenings at Lake Malawi, the mountain passes and tea plantations in Tanzania, the turquoise blue sea and the delicious fish in Zanzibar, the bustling city life Nairobi, Kenya, the coffee culture in Ethiopia, thousand hills of Rwanda and the always friendly and open people I have met daily.
I am looking forward to the Congo and the jungle, and what is behind it.
West Africa must be great and super interesting, but until then it will take quite a while.
I hope to see you here on day at a NALA lounge.. be curious
I send your a wonderful evening
NALA in Kigali
Artwork painted by Baptiste Rukondo, Kigali / Rwanda 2015
Hello my friends,
Just a quick hello from Kigali in Rwanda, the country of 1000 hills, also considered the African Switzerland. I am standing here in the middle of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda and I am surprised how clean and neat the place is… unlike the other African countries I had visited so far.
There is no garbage in the road, every place is clean, no traffic jams, no pitch-black exhaust emissions and no noisy busses. I rode in the back of a motorbike twice and I even got a helmet to wear but it was 8 sizes too big. It kept spinning on my head while we were driving … hihihi.
But you know what the best about Rwanda is? You can buy cheese here, very delicious cheese and I stocked up on a lot of it. Yummy …cheese!
Otherwise it’s pretty quiet here; the people are very friendly, relaxed and calm.
The locals even call Kigali “the sleeping city”.
The last Saturday in the mounth is "Public Cleaning Day" All the shops are closed until noon and the People have to meet in Town to clean the City. What a nice event. I was always to tired to attend....
I am going to sleep now as well, it’s already dark outside. Tomorrow I plan in going to the country side … visiting a typical Rwandan village.
I will write you again when I am there.
Take good care,
NALA Painting by Dolph Kayitankore, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
NALA Painting by Isakari Umuhire, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
NALA Painting by JMV Munezero, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
NALA's latest dress from Loja, Ecuador.
The suit was hand sewn by Paulina Salinas, visual artist from Loja, Ecuador.
Today I would like to introduce you to NALA's newest costume.
The typical attire of Saraguro women consists of a round white hat with black dots, a set of earrings; 12 color necklaces; wool overflow; silver pipe and a shirt. In addition a black skirt and sandals or espadrilles.
NALA is very happy about this masterpiece.
Thank you very much, Paulina.
El último vestido de NALA de Loja, Ecuador
El traje fue cosido a mano por Paulina Salinas, artista visual de Loja, Ecuador.
Hoy me gustaría presentarles el nuevo disfraz de NALA.
La vestimenta típica de la mujer saraguro, compone de sombrero redondo color blanco, con pintas negras, juego de aretes; collares con 12 colores; reboso de lana; tupo de plata; camisa; faja; anaco; pollera; y, las sandalias o alpargatas.
NALA está muy contenta con esta obra maestra.
Muchas gracias, Paulina.
NALA Artwork by Carlos Romero ( Colombia )
Muchas gracias por tu apoyo.
... tuya NALA.
NALA Artwork by Giovany Novoa ( Ecuador )
Muchas gracias por tu apoyo.
... tuya NALA.
This new NALA Artwork was painted by Wilfrido Lusitande Piaguaje from San Pablo near Shushufindi at the Amazonas in Equador. Wilfrido used more then 180 hours to paint this
amazing artwork with NALA.
Can you see the toucan that is in the painting?
Nala wanted a toucan so badly that she unfortunately didn't see it while she was wandering around in the forest. Although she saw no animals, she felt an inner peace and marveled at every tree and leaf she saw. It was so incredibly interesting and unique to explore this small part of the Amazon. The many colorful butterflies sat on NALA's hand and told her stories about the sloth, the pink dolphins and the bee elf, the smallest bird in the world.
I'll tell you more about the rainforest later.
See you soon
Sigue el texto para leerlo en español Artworks from Ecuador
Folge diesem link um den Text auf deutsch zu lesen. Kunstwerke aus Ecuador
Here you can see more photos from the new NALA art exhibition in Quito, Ecuador.
follow this link: NALA in Quito
Aquí puedes ver más fotos de la nueva exhibición de arte de NALA en Quito, Ecuador.
siga este enlace: NALA en Quito
NALA ART Booklet ready for Download
The NALA ART Booklet is now available as PDF File for download. Selected Artists show amazing NALA Artworks from southern and east Africa.
El folleto NALA ART ahora está disponible como archivo PDF para descargar. Los artistas seleccionados muestran increíbles obras de arte de NALA del sur y este de África.
I am currently in Kassel, Germany
Cycled kilometer total for the NALA Project: 17.425 km
Cycled Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe,
Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cuba, Ecuador.
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