After having taken a holiday-break from traveling between visiting the island of Lefkhada and the Peloponnes during the last two to three weeks, more and more preparation work for the onward journey and the big step to Africa sneeks in. Of course, ahead of traveling to Greece we had gathered all information on the route, […]
Our last stop in Brazil before entering Uruguay was a visit to the wine region near the city of Bento Gonçalves. Oh, and there also happened to be a steam train there, so of course we rode it. After we checked out of Brazil, we drove to the coast to camp for the night. Once […]
ROUTE. Castle Forest Lodge (southern Mt Kenya) – Nairobi (Karen) DISTANCE AND TIME TAKEN. 160km, 4hr (I have adjusted for the snafu into town). Detailed route. (As guided by T4A). Castle Forest Lodge – villages of Kimunye, Gatugura, Kabare and Kerugoya (on tar) – T junction (after 20km and 30min) – turn right to Kutus […]
“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there”. We know where we have been, but not always where we are going, read on.
This is Mike…We chose to cross the border into Peru at las Balsas station for two reasons. First, we heard it was a small and quaint border with little stress. Second, it is much shorter to get to Chachapoyas and the ruins in the area the the other t…
This is Mike…We heard great things about a town called Vilcabamba on our way to Peru, so we decided to stay. This place is something of lore among the expat crowd in Ecuador. To us, it felt like every other person in town was an expat. This was the h…
The other cars do look cool … but still I’d always go for the Land Rover! Today, we have handed over our car(s) at Pireias port … this is how we made it: Long before even the beginning of our trip in July, I had tried several times to reach several Grimaldi offices in Italy, Greece […]
ROUTE. Reedbuck Campsite Aberdare NP – Ark Gate – Mweiga – (short cut) to A2 – Chaka village- Karatina – Kagumo – Castle Forest Lodge. Route distance and duration. 130 km and 6hr (including 50km, 3hr 20min game drive from camp to Ark Gate). More meaningful, Mweiga to Castle Forest Lodge, 2hr, 73km. Route details […]
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet”.
As promised the Eastern bypass route (Langata/Karen to the A2 north road) to the north from the Karen area of Nairobi, (where most would be likely to stay). Many of the newer highways and bypasses were not reflected on my T4A but should be present in this year’s versions. T4A tried to direct us through […]
Kenya had always been in my pre-trip planning, an absolute priority. One had read so much about the wild areas, the varied scenery and the life lead by the colonists that I was loathe to miss out on any of this fascinating country. Unfortunately the vi…
Aan het begin van de middag komen we aan in Belfast. Het is lastig of deze post nu onder de United Kingdom hoort of onder Ierland. Immers geografisch is het logischer bij Ierland, maar rechtskundig hoort het bij Engeland. Eerst maar eens de stad verkennen. Het eerste gebouw waar we langskomen is de City Hall, […]
Depois de nosso passeio por Matsumoto e Nagano, ainda no dia 30/09/15 pegamos pela última vez o Shinkansen (trem bala) de Nagano com destino a Tóquio. Chegamos depois de 2 horas de viagem, por volta das 20h, e ainda tivemos pique para jantar em um restaurante temático; e como estamos no Japão nada mais apropriado […]
Or, perhaps more accurately, the ending of the preparation towards a new beginning? Time keeps slipping away from me as we continue to wrap up our life here at home. Lately, our life has continued to revolve around getting Tequila … Continue reading → The post The Beginning of the End appeared first on The […]
Belize it or not, we managed to avoid a pun in the title of our blog post about Belize. Of course, you’d Belize us now if we told you it was a legal requirement for all blog posts about Belize to contain at least three puns. Un-Beliezably we have already met that requirement in the first […]
Days in country: 82 Money spent: $7652.80 (daily average $93.33) plus one time payment of $200 USD for our tiny […]
Esse foi o entorno de nosso acampamento no final da Stampede Road aqui no Alasca. Uma paisagem em constante mudança… Antes… Durante… Depois…
We gave our hiking shoes and camera a good workout while visiting some of the nation’s best national parks. Yellowstone & Glacier is a post from Travel Amateurs.
Este foi, sem dúvida, um dos motivos que nos trouxe ao Alasca – os ursos pescando salmão! Se olharem as fotos na sequencia, verão que elas contam uma história… usem a imaginação!!!
Ecuador, land of volcanos. “The spine of the Andes” runs through the middle of the country and crosses the equator. To the east the land drops off to the Amazonian jungle, to the west to the fertile lowlands and the … Continue reading →
In the morning I take a walk in the old town. I’m taking in the beauty of Plaza Bolivar and snap some pictures. A guy walks by and warns me to put away my camera. He tells me there are people on bikes robbing people at gun point. I look at all the p…
This is Mike…Pumapungo ruins in downtown Cuenca are pretty neat but the earliest newcomers used the best stones to build churches our other large buildings in town. I would imagine the ruins would have been even more interesting if the site would hav…
This is Elise. I now learned that I could have gotten tomatillos in the market place. You have to be willing to put the time in to go to different locations here unlike the HEB at home that has everything under one roof. Cuenca …
Het is heel zacht weer als we wakker worden en de lucht is blauw. Wat boffen we toch! Iets voorbij de camping is het 13e eeuwse kasteel Urquhart. Het is eigenlijk meer een ruïne, het heeft wel wat mystieks aan de rand van Loch Ness. We rijden langs Loch Ness door naar Fort Augustus. Het […]