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Eating and Beaching Our Way Through El Salvador

By Richard
We almost skipped El Salvador because we were in a bit of a rush to make it to Honduras to start our next round volunteering with the Muskoka Foundation.  Instead of skipping it we decided to spend seven days there and then book it straight to the north coast of Honduras after that.
Our first taste of El…

04/06/2014 – 276 days/24291 miles

At this point, I had now real plans moving forward…All I wanted to do was head south towards Malaysia. It just so happens that there are a few islands that are popular destinations in the south of Thailand…so, Koh Tao it is!
In Thai, Koh (sometimes written Ko, in order to save ink by eliminating the useless H) is island,…

A transmission tragedy – abridged

by Paula
You might have wondered how a broken van could possibly take 11 months to repair. We’ve frequently pondered that too. Now that we’re happily on our way again, lazing on a sun-kissed Peruvian beach, let’s have a little flashback. If you are not remotely interested, step away now because it’s not going to be pretty.
There’s a US…

Speedway, MOT and Classic bike meeting, busy weekend

I was quite glad to finish work Friday and could have easily retired to the couch for the evening with a beer, however Mrs R had already suggested going to the Speedway at Armadale to watch the Edinburgh Monarchs. I’m ashamed to say this is the first time I’ve gone to the speedway and I really enjoyed the experience despite…

Belize Part 1- Me talk Spanish one day

I don’t know if you have ever read any David Sedaris books. His book Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his time living in France and struggling with French, reminded me of my on going struggle with Spanish (I took French as a second language). In Mexico, I am a dumb four year old trying to put three words together.…

Mise à jour

Bonjour à tous !
Nous sommes tellement en retard dans la publication de notre blog (8 mois d’arrièrés !) qu’il nous faut quand même vous tenir un peu au courant.
 
Nous avons quasiment terminé notre périple aux Amériques. Orlane s’étant attrapé un méchant virus, elle est déjà rentrée en France avec les enfants pour se reposer et manger du fromage,…

Mainland, Mexico: Camp Site List

We spent a five months in Mexico, and the majority of it was all camping. This is a big list of places where we stayed on the main land — maybe too big! You can also check out our Baja Camp Site List to see all the places we stayed in Baja. We’ll try to help get these organized on…

Time for a rest in Cordoba

We could not get an economy seat and so we finished off a great week here with a Business class flight back to Santiago! It is time to go back To Argentina for a much deserved months rest in la Falda. Retracing our route for the third time it was no less spectacular on the snake road or on the…

Pilgrims and the Chapel of Bones

Even at this early hour the sun is sitting high enough in the sky to seemingly burn our shadows onto the ground. The heat is searing and dissolving our breakfast in buckets of sweat as we wave our final goodbyes to Carlos and Gabriela before making our way back to the twisting roads that will lead us toward Évora.

Our…

Two Borders, a Beach and a Lake: Nicaragua Pt. 1

Is there anything better than a new beach to explore? Here I am in Las Penitas.

I knew the day we left El Salvador was going to be a long one. First of all, Victoria and Jason dragged me out of bed just as the sun was rising. Jason’s been getting up with Maya at all hours of the night…

03/31/2014 – 270 days/23938 miles

Getting out of Cambodia was a breeze. I’d heard plenty of stories that there would be extensive waiting and bribery required both while entering and exiting, but I had the exact opposite experience. It’s probably been my easiest country to enter and exit, and no bribes were required on either end.
When I entered back into Thailand, I was immediately…

Baggin’ Peaks – Ash Finally Gets Her Volcano: Acatenango

A Facebook message from our friend Sarah suggested that we should climb Volcano Acatenango as part of our stay in Antigua.  Ash had been itching to do some hiking and had been eager to climb a volcano since our days in Mexico.  Unfortunately due to her Guatemalan Weight Loss Plan (GWLP), we weren’t able to do Volcan de San Pedro,…

The Riviera Maya- Our last stop in Mexico

Along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico lies some of the most beautiful white sand beaches you will find anywhere. The only problem is that they are far from undiscovered. In fact, most of this lovely coast has been taken over by fancy resorts and all inclusive hotels, making this area one of the most expensive places…

There’s no place like home

We did it! Making it to Peru was a massive relief

The beach, Peru
[by Paula]
When we blogged last week, to say that our van was back in the game after 11 months off the road, we mentioned that we had another enormous challenge to face before we could really get back into the road trip part of this…

The Yucatan- Cenote adventures

Visiting cenotes is a must if you have time why you are exploring the Yucatan peninsula. They come in all shapes and sizes, from large open air cenotes, to dark underground caves (my personal favorite).
A cenote is a natural sink hole in limestone that gets filled by fresh rain water through underground aquifers. Because the water is rain water…

Surfing, Cool Water, and Deserts – Nope, It’s Not Baja

At first glance, the northern coast of Peru appears mostly like long stretches of barren desert between dusty towns and dirty fish camps. If you scratch below the surface, just a little, you find awesome little beach coves, world-famous surf breaks, and even some giant mountains/dunes beckoning you to climb. A lot of the north Peru coastline reminds us of…

Love in the land of fire

Today is Día de la Novia (Girlfriend’s Day) here in Argentina, and the perfect day to deliver some heartening news. Guess what happened here?

Bahía Lapataia in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, the most romantic place in the world.

We got engaged! It was a lovely moment, as this was at the terminus of Ruta 3…the real end of the…

San Pedro La Laguna – Welcome to Gringolandia

By Ashley
A switchback-filled, steep, pothole-ridden road led us (very slowly) to the town of San Pedro La Laguna.  We arrived just in time to start our week of Spanish classes at the Corazon Maya Spanish School. Upon arrival, we knew we had made the right decision to stay at the school.  Our cabana had great views of the mountains…

Huntygowks Meeting

Our annual Norton Club Huntygowks meeting today at Comrie was a wet affair, Fi and I had a great run up despite the heavy rain starting around Knockhill. Fi decided to take her Kawasaki since she hadn’t been out on it since we left for Argentina 18 months ago and because she didn’t want to get another Norton dirty.A good…