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Rideshare Round The World

Rideshare Round The World

OK, so you’re driving round the world – just the two of you, your offspring, maybe a dog – usually in a vehicle that might look like it’s from a different planet compared to some of the jalopies sharing the road. And if your rig is big enough to look like it could...

Driving To Kuelap

Driving to Kuelap takes us three hours from Tingo on the main road. The way up is in a pretty bad state and in a couple of places we had to stop, get out and seriously consider turning round. In the time we were there, though, we saw all manner of vehicles bringing...
The Cloud People of Kuelap

The Cloud People of Kuelap

Who were the Cloud People who built Kuelap? No one really knows. Where are the cloud people who run this gaff now? No one knows that either. After three hours climbing the contours from the main road 2000 meters below, through mud and rain and hanging off crumbling...

Fake Bluetooth Devices

I always thought bluetooth headsets were a good cover for crazy guys who talk to themselves. You know, you’re driving down the street downtown and come to a junction. There’s this guy, stripped to the waste, praying to the traffic, talking out to the traffic,...

The Streets of San Francisco

It has been a month, now, in San Francisco. Away from the Bus and that Central American tropical dreamworld we’ve been wondering through for most of the year, the green jungles hiding ancient temples, the volcanoes, the chaotic towns and paradise beaches. Every day,...
Critical Mass

Critical Mass

San Francisco celebrated twenty years of Critical Mass a couple of nights ago. Well, some of the people held up in traffic weren’t exactly celebrating: This one guy lost it, got out of his car, shouting at me over and over to move my bike, oblivious to the several...
GPS Point

GPS Point

earthcircuit.org We were heading for the beach; we knew that much after weeks in Panama City. What we didn’t know was exactly where we were going – we’d already bent the back of the bus a few days before trying to find the sea down a rocky track. All...
24 hours in no-man’s land

24 hours in no-man’s land

24 hours in no man’s land – according to the paperwork, anyway. A foreign vehicle has to be out of Costa Rica for 3 months before it is allowed back in. But the foreign vehicle can stay in the neighboring country of Panama for only 90 days. Seeing as there’s nowhere...
Demise of the Red Devil School Bus

Demise of the Red Devil School Bus

Back in June last year, moments after crossing into the US from Canada, we found ourselves at the Annual Rainbow Gathering, looking for somewhere to park among hundreds of retired school buses. The license plates spoke of their long journeys from every corner of the...
Los Del Patio, Panama City

Los Del Patio, Panama City

It wasn’t quite our main intention to do an exhibition in Panama City. We were concerned with helping out at a children’s charity for a couple of weeks and then getting the fast boat to Colombia. But when you find a nice place like Los Del Patio… wi-fi, cool place to...

Renew Vehicle Papers in Panama City

Here’s how to renew your 30-day papers for your vehicle in Panama: Step One: Go to Suramericana Insurance Office in BellaVista to buy another month’s insurance, You’ll need the policy you received at the border, driving licence, vehicle registration and passport. It...
Protect and track a laptop

Protect and track a laptop

   Protect and track a laptop –  last week, in this beautiful city we had a laptop stolen from our truck: not only were we stupid enough to leave the door open and unguarded for, like, 20 seconds – stupid enough to have been lulled into a false sense of...
Vacation Skies

Vacation Skies

  Going on vacation generally means two things for us time-poor city-dwellers:  firstly, we’re somewhere where you can actually see the skies away from the usual light pollution and cluttered horizon and, secondly, you have the chance to lay back, drink in hand, relax...
Working on the Road

Working on the Road

A large number of overlanders fund their travels by working on the road, from country to country. They prove that a very long, overland journey needn’t consume your life savings. Nor is it required to sell your house.  And in fact there are many strategies for...
Life in Panama City

Life in Panama City

No one told us that life in Panama City would be unforgettable. I can’t remember meeting many people who’d ever spent some time in this capital city. Now, I know, we’ve only been here a couple of months ourselves and a lot of that time got spent waiting for the rain...
Volunteering with the Muskoka Foundation

Volunteering with the Muskoka Foundation

earthcircuit.org Volunteering overlander sounds like a German word for a regiment of mountain fire fighters. Actually it is what we have become for a couple of weeks in Panama City, doing a photography project with some kids from Casa Esperanza; an experience as...
Earthcircuit exhibition at Los del Patio next week!

Earthcircuit exhibition at Los del Patio next week!

We just confirmed our opening night will be on Thursday 28th June and will run until the 8th July. That gives  us less than a week, right? And let’s see what the state of our panoramic photos is after a few thousand miles of rainy, bumpy tropical zone… Anyway, yes, I...

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