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Riding into Chile

We ride the last few miles of Bolivia, maybe 5 or so, on an actual highway.  It’s a dusty one and I’m coughing and sneezing as we pull up to the border. My buff has been getting extra workouts the… Read More ›

Playa Colorado

We head out in search of wavesIt’s possible to simply stay in town at SJDS and hop a truck or boat out to any of the nearby breaks, but we opted to drive north a bit in hopes of finding an opportunity to sleep walking distance from a moderate wave.  …

Exit Afrika

De overgang van Ethiopië naar Sudan was groot. Ethiopië is altijd en overal vol met mensen, mensen die je privacy niet zo nauw nemen en dus altijd in de buurt zijn. Rustig over straat lopen of ergens even stoppen met de auto was niet altijd makkelijk. Het zien van een “blanke” bracht emoties teweeg bij […]

Frank, Benoît, Gautier et Geoffroy

Nous avons rencontré et retrouvé 4 cyclistes Frank, Benoît, Gautier et Geoffroy en Basse Californie. Frank est allemand. Nous l’avons rencontré à Loreto. Il pédale seul. Il a commencé son périple à Ensenada dans le nord de la Basse Californie avec pour but d’arriver jusqu’à Cabo San Lucas en un peu moins d’un mois. Benoît, […]

Cape-Namibia Route

Na een fijne tijd in Stellenbosch en een leuke week in Kaapstad, is het tijd om weer verder te trekken. Tijd om de tassen in te pakken en de motoren na vier weken weer uit de stalling te halen. Met nieuwe banden, een nieuwe ketting en verse olie zijn ze er klaar voor. En met […]

Vegas

It’s funny how quickly we forget. Being back in the U.S. means that I have to pump my own gasoline and I’m forced to watch TV commercials while I do it. And, airplanes overhead – lots of them. I haven’t seen an airplane in 3 months. I was just a little surprised that there were […]

Crossing into San Juan del Sur

Onward to Nicaragua!  We left the morning after our pool day and drove for the border to nicaragua.  Not exactly the part of the trip that we’ve been longing for but we entered with high energy and expectations. At the end of our last time in central america, we felt …

Waar is de diesel??

We hebben een tijdje niets aan onze website kunnen doen omdat de host van onze site Sudan blokkeert. Via een omweg proberen we het nu toch! De afgelopen twee weken zijn we via Addis Ababa, Gondar en Khartoum naar Port Sudan gereden. In Gondar, een stadje waar we drie jaar geleden ook al eens waren, […]

Kam Wah Chung & co.

Kam Wah Chung & co is a time capsule from the 1940’s with some of its contents dating back even earlier. The building was home to Ing ‘Doc’ Hay and Lung On and centre of the local Chinese community. Functioning as a general store, clinic, place of accommodation and gathering place it was firmly established […]

Aproveitando os últimos dias no Algarve

Nossos dias com a companhia do nosso amigo Victor tem sido uma delícia, o carro está uma zona, sério, mas arrumamos um lugar para ele, mais a barraca, as malas e pranchas! Rsrs… pelo jeito nosso carro é igual coração de mãe. Depois de uma calma descida pelo Alentejo era hora de aproveita outra região […]

O belo Alentejo

Ficamos impressionados em saber que ali, em Portugal, esse pequeno país na Península Ibérica havia toda uma região com lindas praias e tudo muito pouco explorado. Bom, aqui vamos nós, depois de alguns dias em Lisboa e uma rápida passagem por Évora, seguimos para a costa Alentejana e encontramos um camping já na praia. Infelizmente […]

Muito charme em Évora

Três dias em Lisboa pela segunda vez em menos de um mês, não podemos reclamar da boa recepção que tivemos na cidade. Apesar do nosso destino ser o Faro não podíamos deixar de visitar a pequena cidade de Évora. Essa cidade de apenas 50 mil habitantes é considerada por muitos como a mais bela do […]

Outra vez Lisboa!

Assim como no Porto, marcamos um encontro com o pessoal que segue o projeto em Lisboa. O Luis Sanches, português e que já tinha entrado em contato conosco há muitos meses nos ajudou a organizar. Marcamos no bairro do Belém, no restaurante a Margem e diante de um maravilhoso por do sol fomos recebendo as […]

Praia e boas ondas em Cascais e Ericeira

Estávamos felizes de ter conseguido visitar muitas coisas na parte central e norte de Portugal: Peniche, Óbidos, Coimbra, Aveiro, Costa Nova, Batalha, Fátima, Braga, Guimarães e lógico, o Porto. Agora começava nossa jornada rumo ao sul e para nossa alegria teríamos a companhia de um amigo do Brasil, o Victor. Em menos de uma semana […]

Vídeo da Estrada da Morte

Olá pessoal! Fizemos este video para dar um pouco mais de emoção aos nossos POSTS e também à belíssima Estrada da Morte – Bolívia. Esperamos que gostem… Se sim, ajudem-nos a compartilha-lo! Um grande abraço a todos, Roy e Michelle

Van Kaapstad naar Amsterdam

Van Kaapstad naar Amsterdam De plek waar we staan blijkt een schot in de roos. Op de boulevard vinden we openbare toiletten, we kunnen er onze wc cassette legen en iets verderop is een prachtig buitenzwembad met uitzicht op zee en warme douches. Als vijftigplussers mogen we er gratis gebruik van maken. Bijna elke dag […]

Duck canyon and Peru’s melting glaciers

I was not really taken with the northern coast of Peru. The huge grey sand dunes were stunning in the far north at first, but seemed a bit monochromatic and monotonous after hundreds of kilometers of unchanging landscape. It was also often a bit grey and overcast out which does not help with the already […]

TJ Crossing

It didn’t occurred to me that I’ve never driven across the border from Mexico into the U.S. until I started getting close. Tijuana was our first try. We got lost. Driving around Tijuana wasn’t so bad, but following the signs to the border was a joke. I think we missed every on-ramp and circled 4 […]

TRIP 4 Departure

Here we go again. I am at the airport in Paris, my flight will bring me back to Dar Es Salaam via Doha. I have organized this trip at the last moment between meetings and business trips, so I am sure that I have forgotten something… I will discover what only when I will need […]

The end (Not really)

Hello all. I’m very sorry to rudely break the news to you as I’m doing right now but this will be the last post on the landtrek.net blog. The Adventure continues but, for reasons that will remain personnal, the blog will no longer be updated. Simply know that the trip has not met our expectations […]

Back to Ensenada

We booked it all the way back to Ensenada in one long day. Every hour I pulled over to monitor the oil leak. Still leaking. I can’t fix it either, since you need a special tool to get the oil filler off and all my attempts at fashioning a tool on the fly haven’t worked. There’s […]

Snow joke

Cucao, Chiloé, Chile [by Paula] I like to think that one of the few positives of being away from the family is that my parents have taken some trips to Latin America that they might not otherwise have embarked upon. Each year they can escape those harsh Scottish winters and spend a few weeks somewhere […]