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The old new road to Sudan

Scorched, arid, barren, there aren’t enough words in the thesaurus to describe the Nubian desert. It’s very hot, very hot, and there aren’t many trees to hide under. If there is a tree, it’s usually already occupied by a camel.…

Heading west >>> ……..

Day 135 – S: We had decided to go to Donabate as Lesley had so enjoyed meeting with the ladies last Thursday for a couple of hours doing their various crafts. I would visit the library for that time. We…

A different weekend

A different weekend for a change, a boat trip on the Firth of Forth on Saturday leaving and returning from South Queensferry, stunning day out with a bit of a history lesson. We visited Inchcolm Island which was home to…

The Southwest Circuit of Bolivia

After the Salar de Uyuni, our next destination was the “southwest circuit” of Bolivia. It’s well known for it’s Mars-like landscape on a very high-altitude plain around 15,000 feet (4500 meters). The southwest circuit was everything we expected – bad…

A home away from home in Ecuador

There’s an old Newfoundlander proverb (actually a few different places take credit for this one…) that says “There are no strangers in life, only friends you haven’t met yet.” And in my opinion, meeting people is the best part of…

South America!

This is the Agata M, the vessel that we used to ship our vehicles. This is a picture from the web; we never actually saw it. $166 per mile. That’s what it cost us to ship around the 30 miles…

The pope is waving at me!

Trigger-happy with a lasergun I’m driving through southern Tanzania, and it’s pretty relaxed. Apart from the odd unexpected pothole to keep you alert, the road is reasonable to good. There’s a speed limit of 50 for the villages, and there…

Panama Expenses & The Darien Gap

The Next Adventures | Travel Stories From The Road | Adventure Travel Around The Globe $1,032 US dollars, 21 nights in Panama with a Darien Gap crossing to wrap up Central America. The Darien Gap expenses totaled $2,263 US dollars…

Fabulous Las Vegas

We’ve been to Vegas a few times over the years.  In fact, we got engaged in Vegas.  We love it and have enjoyed every trip we’ve taken together (as opposed to the vegas i Hated when i went alone).  People…

Let’s go walkabout …..

Day 132 – L: One of those lazy days….. Triona was already up and out by the time we got up so we did not see them last night or this morning. Triona left us porridge again so we enjoyed…

The little jewel at the top of the continent

Driving south from Whitehorse, we made our way towards Jasper national park. Our first stop was in northern British Columbia. We took the evening to take stock of the vehicle. Clearing everything out, we checked the pressure of the new…

You did what?!

  And so at 5.30am we dutifully began eating our cinnamon breadsticks with creamed feta as our hosts grinned at us waiting for our response. Put on the goat pastrami they gesture next… YUM, that I can tell you, is…

MILO IS FAMOUS

I was excited to receive my two complimentary copies of The Bark today, which features this: Fame at last for Milo   No, it’s not an entire spread on Milo (although he does have some fascinating views on low-income housing…

Blog Neglect

Time has taken flight and between terrible internet access and my long days on the scooter the blog has fallen prey to some neglect . I am currently in Sharm El Sheikh taking some R & R , the road…

On to Lusk …….

Day 129 – L: Ow, the feet are aching……… This morning we decided to go for a walk along the cliffs on the seashore. We set out after breakfast and buying a few, not such healthy, snacks from the little…

Borders get together

Our annual Tay Valley/ Edinburgh/ Northumbria Norton get together was on this weekend in Yetholm, just a mile or so from the border. I have to say the campsite is first class and the wee pub in the village is…

The long road home

It’s only been four years since I lived in Arusha, but driving back through the horrendous traffic that quickly gives way to donkeys and stray dogs as we passed through the slums to reach foodwatershelter, it felt like a decade.…

The Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

For nearly 5 years, I’ve been reading the blogs of fellow overland travelers on the Pan-Am. From these blogs, one of the most intriguing places was the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, as well as the wild, entrancing high-altitude landscape…