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Boquete & the Azuero Peninsula

I’d had enough of the heat and humidity.  I wanted mountain air, cool streams, and beautiful scenery.  In addition, we needed to get to Panama because we had a timeline to cross the Darien Gap.  Boquete, a small town in…

Merida, Venezuela

Merida is one of the few towns I’ve heard of in Venezuela that has a number of hotels and things for visitors to do. I don’t think Venezuela is tourism-oriented, so I really don’t know what to expect. At least…

The Journey North

The time had finally come to drive the Dalton Highway up to Deadhorse to officially ‘start’ our journey. While we had been camping in Fairbanks, we had met a couple from Texas who had just completed the drive themselves. They…

Going local ……

Day 82 – L: Sunday morning and we are awake again with the chanting over the loud-speaker. We have been here a week and it still manages to wake us up. We were wondering how long it will take for…

07/06/2014 – 365 days/30717 miles

Mr. Ramelau (Tatamailau, in Tetum, which translates to ‘grandfather of all’) is the highest peak (2986m) in both the country of East Timor, and the whole island of Timor. During the Portuguese colonial period, it was also considered the highest…

Slippin and Sipi

While waiting to be visafied by the Egyptians I have really being enjoying my time in Uganda , exploring Jinja and taking a side trip up to Sipi Falls , which border the Mt Elgon National Park very close to the Kenyan…

Homeland…

Its been a few months since my last confession….After an pretty OK flight back from Halifax to London with a supprisingly low price of about £250 each we got home to a fridge full of basics thanks to my Mum.…

La Paz Bolivia

Leaving Copacabana we headed the 143 km to La Paz. The views of Lake Titicaca and the snow coverd peaks of the Andes were awesome. The first step was to go 30 km to Tiquina where you need to get…

Budget: Costa Rica

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Gravel Roads

Since we got back from the All Roads lead to the Moon tour we’ve tried to find some gravel roads to keep up our “off road” skills. In Scotland though its almost impossible, the hand full of people who own…

AK47′s On the Afghan Border!

Our first evening at Nomad’s Home was spent enjoying a few tasty beverages with some of the other travellers whom were in habitation. One character in particular had us looking wide-eyed as he told us some of his travel experiences!…

Wet and waiting …….

Day 80 – 80 days!!! Wow. L: We slept in as there was no noise and it was pretty chilly. We left for our breakfast and the hotel seems a bit busier now. After breakfast Steve asked at reception if…

Costa Rica: Camp Site List

Walmart Date Visited: 05/21/2014 Location: 10.00199, -84.20688 (Altitude: 3038 feet) Didn’t stay here but we scoped this place out. This is not the parking lot of Walmart. It closes at night and the security guards said we couldn’t stay there.…

Congo Brazza & Kinshasa part2/2 (VIDEO)

  [GR] Μέχρι να στρωθώ και να γράψω δυο κουβέντες για την απίστευτη εμπειρία που έζησα στα δύο Κονγκά, ρίξτε μια ματιά στο δεύτερο βιντεάκι για να πάρετε μια γεύση. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες, νέα και φωτογραφίες από το ταξίδι μπορείτε να…

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…