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ARB Moscow

Like most who love their 4×4, I have always personalised my vehicles to suit my needs and I’m not at all shy in pushing ARB products.  I’ve been using their gear long enough to appreciate that it’s well designed, user…

La Guajira- A Humpty Dumpty tail

So, you might remember in our last blog post we had just found our back window smashed in pieces on the ground, a victim of La Guajira wind. Coming back from a spectacular hike to find your back window in pieces…

Costa Rica with the Sparks

This is the second time that I’ve joined the Sparks on an adventure in a far off land. The first was June, 2004, when we met in Tanzania, Africa, for a hike up Kilimanjaro followed by some safaris. For this…

A Weekend Away

“We’re sorry, but we’re not going to make it this weekend”. The words rang hollow as we prepared to head to the beach for a weekend of camping with friends. Barview Jetty was the destination to join our dear friends…

A mixed week with a poor finish

We fixed the bike on Tuesday afternoon after super service from the guys at RGM, Norton parts delivered by lunchtime on the Tuesday and bike fixed (in the rain) by 5PM. Funny story is that there was shelter at the…

Please permit ….

Day 108 – L: So, now I realise that I am clearly not as young as I thought. The thin mattress that we were supplied with (Steve’s was thicker, though he offered to swop with me), was too flat on…

Valle do Cocora

Just east of Salento on the edge of the Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados is the small village of Cocora. It sits in a green valley and there is a popular nature trail that leads from here up into the…

Van Malawi via Zambia naar Botswana

Het laatste stuk Malawi We waren gewaarschuwd dat de camping op Cape Maclear lawaaierig zou zijn, maar we vinden het  juist wel gezellig en blijven daarom nog maar een dag. We zien hier meer overlanders dan op enige andere camping…

Beach time in Costa Rica

Thanks very much to Nick, Jamie, and Taylor for coming to visit us and sharing the amazing house they rented near the beach. “Casa Wow” as it is known had a swimming pool and even a dishwasher, both of which…

TRIP 3 – Guludo Lodge

16, 17, 18 Aug 2014 Guludo lodge is one of those places where you want to be with your partner. It is a lodge managed by locals, with the support of one European, in a pristine place. There are not…

The Ultimate Travel Company

So our trip is now fully funded and ready and raring to go! This is largely thanks to a few very special people and companies who have agreed to sponsor us. This means we really can go and see all…

The car contained …….

Day 105 – L: And everything worked, what a pleasure. We slept well with the air-con working, the fan on and the mozzie net around the bed as there are a lot of mosquitos here at the moment as it…

Full Circle

It turns out that our southerly orientation was to be short lived and although full of adventure as always, within 5 days it managed to bring us full circle and back to Lilongwe almost a month to the day since…

Riding across Central Colombia

We left the farm early one morning hoping to head west to the Zona Cafetera – coffee highlands – of Colombia. The two-lane roads are littered with road blocks for construction work areas so we have to stop every couple…

INTO THE GREEN HEART OF GUATEMALA

Lago de Atitlan Of Lago de Atitlan Aldous Huxley once wrote: “Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlan is Como with the additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too…

The Land of the Midnight Sun

The wind whipped by us, drawing in its wake scraps of clouds and flecks of moisture. It cut through our clothes without any real effort [and in some ways not really even needing effort, seeing as I was wearing shorts].…

Cultures , Coffee and CHAT .

The 200 kilometres to Harar took just over 4 hours to navigate  the  roads ,  highland winds twists and turns . We arrived in this ancient walled city where I was going to experience a way of life frozen in time , blended…

H 2 H via Chiro

After three relaxing days in the lake town of Hawassa it was time to move on to the ancient city of Harar in the East of the country , a ride that would take me two days to cover the close to…