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Four Days in // Mauritania

Four Days in // Mauritania

Although the border crossing into Mauritania had ultimately been easy, but not stress-free, we found ourselves at the end of a long day without a spot to camp. So we did what any self-respecting overlander does, pulled out the iPhone and clicked into iOverlander. The...
Crossing No Man’s Land // Mauritania

Crossing No Man’s Land // Mauritania

Moments after driving through the arch of the Mauritanian border, I burst into tears. We had just made our way across the infamous ‘No Man’s Land’ and found ourselves swarmed by fixers trying to ‘help’ us across the border. The gendarmerie were trying to instruct us...
Border Crossings // South America

Border Crossings // South America

If the rumour isn’t already circulating, we’ll start it right here: South America has some of the easiest border crossings in the world. Back in January 2015, we left the Buenos Aires port with our very first Temporary Import Permit (TIP) in hand, and were told by...
Overlanding Budget // South America

Overlanding Budget // South America

You know when you wake up after a big night at the pub with your mates, the kind where you stumble home at 3am with a Big Mac and pass out having only eaten half of it. You remember what a great time you had catching up with the boys, and then that feeling sets Read...
Overlanding Budget // Europe & UK

Overlanding Budget // Europe & UK

Since we reached the UK in February this year and realised how much we’d spent in South America, we introduced a proper budget and have stuck to it. We’ve also started recording all our spendings so we can chart them out here and give other overlanders helpful...
Overlanding Budget // Morocco

Overlanding Budget // Morocco

We spent an incredible three months in Morocco, taking in the sights and sounds of northern Africa. Way back in Scotland, we’d arranged a housesit for some of our time in Morocco. Situated in Essaouira, a sweet little town on the coast directly east of...

Surviving Death Road // Bolivia

Our time in Bolivia was coming to an end, but there was one more thing we wanted to do before leaving – drive Camino de la Muerte, or Death Road. It’s not officially known as Death Road, its actual name being the North Yungas Road, but it does have a sad history...

A Month in Cochabamba // Bolivia

Beyond Eduardo National Park, and the Salar de Uyuni, our plans for Bolivia remained uncertain. We don’t have a bucket list for our travels, or even a specific route beyond knowing the countries we’ll visit. Waking up every morning and knowing we can do...

Fuel and Food Poisoning // Bolivia

  To most, Uyuni is little more than a jumping off point to visit the area’s local attractions. A small town stretching only a few km’s in each direction from its centre, it offers a bustling market place, a few backpacker-focused restaurants with the...

Saying goodbye with wine // Argentina

Reaching Cafayate mid-afternoon, we had two simple things on the agenda: find somewhere to camp, and eat! A quick detour via the local tourist agency helped us on the camping front, and we quickly found ourselves basking in the sun outside the plaza eating steak and...

Navigating History // Argentina

Since starting life on the road, we’ve become quite slow. To be honest, our blog name should really include a quip about tortoises because that’s what we feel like; two slow, tortoises who are winning the race that is life (life on the road is definitely winning at...