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MEMORIES OF AFRICA

Anyone who has ever been to Africa will have experienced the contrasts of a continent beautiful and wild, charming and mysterious, dirt poor and dazzlingly rich. My family was born and raised in South Africa, the largest economy in Africa, home to the world’s most...

TRAVELING THE PLANET WITH CHILDREN

We met a wonderful couple at the recent Overland Expo West held in Flagstaff, Arizona. This is the second time we have met and I am glad we did. They are just so wonderfully enthusiastic, kind and engaging that the cynical bugger living in my skin was convinced after...

OFFROADER VS. OVERLAND TRAVELLER

There is a very important distinction which needs to be made between the offroader and the overland traveller as often the two are thought to be the same. An offroader uses his vehicle, usually highly modified and not his daily driver, for recreational purposes and...
Mmm Hmm OK

Mmm Hmm OK

"Danananana Mmm Hmm OK, it’s Anna. Mmm Hmm. OK" Just outside San Francisco, in a town called Chowchilla, in a RV park next to railway tracks, we met Anna. Anna taught us to sing the Blues. Anna is from the Deep South, as she speaks she sings, Mmm Hmm, OK....
Mmm Hmm OK

Mmm Hmm OK

  “Danananana Mmm Hmm OK, it’s Anna. Mmm Hmm. OK”   Just outside San Francisco, in a town called Chowchilla, in a RV park next to railway tracks, we met Anna. Anna taught us to sing the Blues. Anna is from the Deep South, as she speaks she sings, Mmm Hmm,...
How to be a Round-The-World DIY mechanic

How to be a Round-The-World DIY mechanic

I was raised by my Mom and sister. That sentence alone should give you an idea of my mechanical abilities. A tooth deprived ex-boxer taught me how to change a tyre and I sold him a rope to hang himself with, he returned the rope but I did not give him a refund. 20...
How to be a Round-The-World DIY mechanic

How to be a Round-The-World DIY mechanic

I was raised by my Mom and sister. That sentence alone should give you an idea of my mechanical abilities. A tooth deprived ex-boxer taught me how to change a tyre and I sold him a rope to hang himself with, he returned the rope but I did not give him a refund. 20...
A day in the city of San Francisco

A day in the city of San Francisco

Charlie Mackenzie: Woman… woe-man… whoooa-man. She was a thief, you gotta believe, she stole my heart and my cat. Betty, Judy, Josie and those hot Pussycats… they make me horny, Saturday morny… girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins…...
A day in the city of San Francisco

A day in the city of San Francisco

Charlie Mackenzie: Woman… woe-man… whoooa-man. She was a thief, you gotta believe, she stole my heart and my cat. Betty, Judy, Josie and those hot Pussycats… they make me horny, Saturday morny… girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins…...
The Alvord Desert Defender Event, 2015

The Alvord Desert Defender Event, 2015

A blog, Oh My God. I can’t remember the last blog I wrote, I think it was back in 2012, in Uruguay shortly before my brand new Sony laptop was murdered by a Ginger who shall not be named. I plan to blog often, but make no promises, the road is my master...
A great day with the Land Rover Club Peru.

A great day with the Land Rover Club Peru.

Land Rovers and Land Rover drivers are a breed apart. I know of no other marque where complete strangers will wave at each other when passing in traffic, or will stop to talk or help a driver of the same brand. We each modify our vehicles to our own needs and taste...
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

If you put enough people in one room intelligence of the individual gives way to the dynamics of the group. The loudest idiot is the correct idiot. “Do I look stupid!? We are four here, first in the queue! Yes there are four tills, but we want one each! Shut up little...

Music To Move To

There are songs which can transform motion into movement. In 2010 we travelled from South Africa to Kenya overland. I had purchased an 80 GB IPod before the trip and spent months ripping all my CD’s to the device. I downloaded cover art, categorised, ranked and...
Rooinekke (Rednecks) on a trek.

Rooinekke (Rednecks) on a trek.

Back in the late 90′s Luisa and I had owned a powerful little Mazda bakkie. We lived on a farm at the end of seven km’s of dirt road and had a great time playing rally driver. Luisa was fearless on straights and over large bumps but I knew how to slide the little...