Rond het middaguur arriveren we in de eerste Baltische staat die we de komende tijd aan zullen doen: Litouwen. Het is ineens een uur later; de Baltische staten en Finland hebben namelijk tijdsverschil van een uur ten opzichte van Midden Europa. Litouwen was ooit een machtig land, dat reikte tot aan de Zwarte Zee. Sinds […]
Dia 28 de julho de 2015 nosso querido e guerreiro Lobo da Estrada completou 250.000km. A quilometragem talvez nem seja tanta, mas o currículo desse Land Rover nesses 250.000km torna-o único e especial. Vejam: Marca Land Rover; Modelo Defender 130, motor diesel 300Tdi, ano 2004; Montado no Brasil; Está em sua segunda volta ao mundo; […]
Nous y voilà! La Sibérie, des kilomètres et des kilomètres de routes qui traversent des forêts encore et encore et ce n’est que le début. C’est le mois de juillet et il pleut, il pleut beaucoup. Première étape Tyumen. Par je ne sais quelle chance, la pluie c’est arrêté à ce moment là. Sibérie m’était […]
I record these rather dry details for the benefit of others needing hard data when planning their travelling in these areas. I hope some find it handy if not interesting. ROUTE: Kibuye – Kibali road initially – Mashubati village – Nkomero village – Kivumu – Pfuma – Rubavu – Rubona. Total distance and time taken. […]
After some further reading and also discussions with locals at Bethanie, discretion prevailed and it was decided not to do the whole Congo-Nile Route. The deciding issue is that it is advised to do the route with 2 or more vehicles in case of problems….
We spent about a week with Andrew, Christina and their lovely girl Savannah in Luanda before moving on. During that time we got a bit of an insight into living in this city away from the gated communities of expats including frequent power cuts and leaking water tanks. Luandas water front and its peninsula are […]
No dia 29/07/15 visitamos outro lugar que tínhamos muita curiosidade de conhecer, o Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Situado no Estado de Dakota do Sul, no Parque Nacional Black Hills, o Mount Rushmore é famoso por ter sido esculpido com o rosto de 4 ex-presidentes norte americanos, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt e Abraham Lincoln. […]
Na exact 9 maanden en 82.181 km verlaten we morgen Zuid-Amerika. We hebben een geweldige tijd gehad. In Argentinië genoten we van de wijn en het vlees. In Chili vergaapten we ons aan het waanzinnige landschap. In Bolivia leerden we Spaans en raakten we verdwaald op ‘s werelds grootste zoutvlakte. In Peru bezochten we Machu […]
From the Colombian coast our plan was to head south, and then east to El Cocuy National Park. We needed to get some kilometres under our belts for no other reason but hitting the open road. We had felt trapped by the shipping process and we were finally free in South America. Little did we know […]
ROUTE: Uwinka and Nyungwe Forest – Gisakura village – Buhinga – Rusizi (Kamembe). Rusizi – Buhinga – Nyamasheke village – Karongo (Kibuye). Distance travelled and time taken. 158km, 5hr, easily reduce by 20% if time an issue. Relevant is to extrapolate the time likely from Uwinka to Karongo without the detour to Rusizi as most […]
We were up early as mentioned and soon were leaving the park. The total length of the road through the NP is 50km, with Uwinka being close to the midpoint of the road. With the new road this is a lovely drive through unspoilt and ancient rainforest. Th…
Seeing that we made such a hash of getting to Nyungwe yesterday, I guess I am under some sort of obligation to detail the correct route, in case others might want to take the same route in the future. The route is simple enough but beware T4A might wan…
“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”― Paul Terry.
“Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness”.
Missing out on spotting penguins while we were at Peninsula Valdes had meant that finding some while we were in Argentina had become a personal mission for Em. But first, we had a more pressing issue to deal with, the famed Welsh tea houses of Gaiman. …
Let the truth be known, one of the main reasons Monika and I wanted to visit Japan was to see the amazing Snow Monkeys. In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga-Kogen (Highlands) near Nagano, the site of 1998 Winter Olympics, are thermal springs that have been discovered by a troop of Japanese Macaque monkeys. They […]
Here is a summary of some of the minor pieces of equipment we carry that are so useful on a daily basis we now couldn’t imagine adventuring without them. At the start of any trip it’s difficult to know exactly what to take when you have limited space and budget but as this list of […]
Montana is one of my favorite states….so beautiful. And as much as I’m excited about getting to see it over the next couple of days, I’m also starting to feel this overwhelmingly emotional welling up within me. It’s bittersweet to… Read More ›
Always eager to see wildlife up close, we visited the Alaska Sealife Center. More a research and rehabilitation center than aquarium, this place was a great spot to watch injured sea lions and sea otters. Bode got to get a close up glimpse of his current favorite bird: the puffin. Later we strolled through […]
I have been horrible about finishing up the South America portion of our blog. Maybe I don’t want the trip to end virtually, or maybe I just needed a break from it for a while as we adjusted to being home. I am actually writing this from a rented flat in London, so at least […]
Vilcabamba – Balsa – San Ignatio – Jaen – Cocochimba Cocta Fälle – Karajia – Kuelap – Chiclayo – Huanchaco – Trujillo – Santa – Tablones – Caraz – Lagunas Llanganuco – Laguna Paron – Punta Olimpica – San Luis – Catac – Puya Raimondi Huansala –Tingo Chico – Huanuco – Tingo Maria – Pucallpa […]
Vilcabamba – La Balsa – San Ignatio – Jaen – Cocochimba Cocta Fälle – Karajia – Kuelap – Chiclayo – Huanchaco – Trujillo – Santa – Tablones – Caraz – Lagunas Llanganuco – Laguna Paron – Punta Olimpica – San Luis – Catac – Puya Raimondi Huansala –Tingo Chico – Huanuco – Tingo Maria – […]
Pilon de Azucar. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Within an hour of our arrival the only other inhabitants (a guy in a van and a Wayuu couple who sold us two beers… YIPPEEEEE) left.And then Tom showed up to keep us company as the…
It took us 7 days and 15 different papers and applications in order to be allowed to apply for our Russian visa so we expected nothing better on our way to the border. To our surprise our Russian adventure was exactly the opposite of what we expected. Although it proved to be short (4 days […]