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The German, a nun and a Prickly Pig

The German, a nun and a Prickly Pig

The sensation of wheels spinning in the mud can be pretty cool, especially if the vehicle is moving and preferably sideways. The same sensation when the vehicle is stationary is not so cool but no big problem. But, when we experienced wheel spin in our 4WD, complete...
Troy vs. The Amazon

Troy vs. The Amazon

Successfully surviving the ‘world’s most dangerous road’ we were now in the mood for a big city and La Paz wasn’t cutting it this time. We needed propane, grocery supplies and a good night on the town. This was becoming something of a habit, our city fix every few...
These are the dayz of our Global Inc Safari lives

These are the dayz of our Global Inc Safari lives

Global Inc Safari has been on the road for over 11 months (331 days to be exact) and as we get closer to the this adventures finish line we start to think about how different our daily lives are on the road and why we chose this kind of round the world trip. When we...
Bolivia Beckons

Bolivia Beckons

The morning sun was finally beginning to reach the valley floor far below, the sky was cloudless and the day promising to be as warm as can be at nearly 3000 m above sea level. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was turning it on for two bone weary travelers far from home...
Machu Mission

Machu Mission

The journey to the ancient Inca citadel that is Machu Picchu is very easy if your wallet knows no restraint. The real challenge is to get to Machu Picchu without having your wallet or credit card raped. We spoke to numerous ‘English speaking’ tour operators during our...
The Gringo Trail to Cuzco

The Gringo Trail to Cuzco

The Peruvian capital, Lima is a heaving mass of buses, trucks, cars, people, beasts of burden drawing carts and confusing & very chaotic roads. We have driven through nearly every national capital on our way down through the Americas and every country believes...
Panting in Peru

Panting in Peru

Landscapes should not change as dramatically as they have from Macarã, our Ecuadorian border town crossing, to the Peruvian coastal town of Huanchaco.  Perched in the lower southern highlands of Ecuador, Macarã is neck deep in lush native South American bush. Not long...
Restorations and Explorations in Colombia

Restorations and Explorations in Colombia

The first person to stop was a motorcycle Policiá, finally one when you need one. He parked on the verge opposite us and strode over with purpose. After the obligatory ‘do you speak English? No, do you speak Española’ conversation the Officer motioned for us to set...
Darien who?

Darien who?

International airports can be an integral necessity when travelling from one country to the next, especially when large bodies of water or land separate you from your destination. Our need to use an international airport was a little different and involved a 100 km or...
Costly Costa Rica

Costly Costa Rica

Q: What do you call 4 kiwis crossing a Central American border in a Californian registered overlanding truck? A: Choice Bro! We were approaching our 13th country, Costa Rica, and made the usual preparations, Rola and Okki, our kiwi hitch hikers were curious and...
Never ending Nicaragua

Never ending Nicaragua

We woke to a beautiful sunset over the rolling green hills after our first camping night in Nicaragua. Our friendly French neighbors  which we had met at the border, also camped with us and we shared a morning chat about our plans whilst in the town of Estelí. A cigar...
Guatever…Don’t believe the hype!

Guatever…Don’t believe the hype!

If foreign a destination is renowned for Civil war, Political unrest, corruption at all levels and tainted with violence and threats to safety, ostensibly  western opinion will tend to be bias in the negative. One such nation is called Guatemala. Guatemalan history is...
Unexpected Mainland Mexico

Unexpected Mainland Mexico

Baha seemed like an easy version of ‘going to Mexico’ with its RV culture and Americanised ways, it wasn’t until we were on the crossing to the mainland that we started thinking of all the warnings and negativity surrounding travelling in Mexico. Most family, friends...