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History, her story ……….

Day 78 – S: We were happy to see that the visa application left last night from Nairobi and even happier to discover that it was signed for in Johannesburg at the visa service company at 8am, things are moving.…

Speke of the Source

Today a little calmer than yesterday as I went in search of the source of the Nile , I thought it appropriate as I am making my way to the end where she finds the Mediterranean and will travel through all…

NICARAGUA

Granada – “The Grand Sultan” You’d never know that during its illustrious history the city of Granada has been set alight on several occasions. William Walker, the American filibuster, who was routed from the city in 1856, was one of…

More from Boquete

We wrapped up our last week in Boquete with more hiking and birds, then packed up the van once again to head back to Costa Rica. Some friends and family will be visiting us there, and we’re very much looking…

Ramble in the jungle

We got an incredible view of flying macaws, from a cliff-top above their nesting site. La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] There are so very many bitey stingy things in the jungle, but it was the ants that really messed with…

4 Guys In Africa!

Hey everybody, It’s Antoine at the computer today. I arrived in Windhoek on June 30th and walked through the gates expecting to be greeted by my three fellows travellers. After searching for twenty minutes I realized something was amiss. I…

Freedom to roam

I may be finally wrapping my mind around this whole freedom thing.  It’s only been in the last few weeks that our current freedom seems to be truly setting in.  I’m not sure what’s bringing it about exactly, but i…

Stalled again ……….

Day 76 – L: Things were going so well in our little bungalow until this morning – now there is no warm water and the toilet doesn’t flush……. Steve got a key for another suite in the hotel and we…

Underway…

My container with my car is finally underway to Curaçao. The ship that initially had to transport my container was sold and did not leave the harbor of Colon, Panama so it took at least a week extra. The other…

Riding into Venezuela

Back to the border crossings again, lol. I never look forward to them, but I’m actually nervous about this next one. We’ve decided to ride into Venezuela. I’ve tried to research other ride reports, travel blogs, etc. to gather as…

Fish Eagles and Fireflies

The ride down to Jinja was a lot more fun taking the more scenic and rural route , that Parky recommended  , a little longer but one  passes through beautiful tea plantations , village markets and lush greenery . I was feeling a little off colour…

Video for Crowd Funding Support

To help us with the more immediate and heavily felt cost of a Carnet de Passage en Douane for Mulungu, we have decided to ask for the crowd’s support… Our Indiegogo campaign will help us directly with the costs of this adventure,…

Eating Horses

After Nacho’s inspirational climb of the Alpe d’Huez we descended the switchbacks and were deposited in the quaint village of Bourg d’Oisans. We would spend the next few days making our way northwest to Paris, but before doing so we needed to…

Burundi en noord Tanzania

Burundi Voor Burundi hebben we een doorreisvisum. Dat betekent dat we in drie dagen weer het land uit moeten zijn. De grensovergang is de snelste die we sinds Europa meegemaakt hebben: in een half uur zijn we erdoor. Burundi heeft…

Time’s Up: Costa Rica Pt. V

Me, enjoying the grass during the last few days in the Big Jungle House. Hey Adventurers! Lots going on since last I wrote. We’re back on the road, and the Big Jungle House is already fading into the far recesses…

Kennecott

We ended up in Kennecott because a lady in Homer mentioned it to us once, she said we’d probably like Kennecott and McCarthy, but didn’t really elaborate too much. We weren’t really sure why we were going there: It was…

Rain then Sun

A weekend spent doing bike stuff which was great, a very damp Saturday down at East Fortune in the car. Derek Allan had offered us some ER6 bit which may be handy in the future so we took the opportunity…

Osa Peninsula: Drake Bay

After our amazing week on the Nicoya Peninsula, we were very excited about exploring the Osa Peninsula.  As described to us by a Costa Rican, it is a “more beautiful” version of the Nicoya. You can’t drive around the entire Osa…

Minca, Colombia

After spending a few days in the intense heat of the beach, we decide to ride up to Minca which is in the hills above Santa Marta. I’m hoping climbing to just under 2000 feel will make a difference in…