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Update in Europe

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Sorry for being off the grid for so long, but we’ve been creating some exciting things here in Germanyland. Firstly, Our beautiful daughter turned 3 last week and it seems just only yesterday I was cradling her in my arms with a bottle. Her German is outstanding, but sadly she lost her Spanish. However, her English is up to par…

The Old World.

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We are taking a break from South America and heading back to Europe for a bit. Andrea is a crime fighting detective in Germany and so she needs to work at least 3 months per year to maintain her position as an *** kicking woman cop in tight leather pants. And since we are all there I will go back…

Iquique, Chile

It was like walking into the future as we pulled away from Peru and into Chile.  The gas stations actually have an assortment of automotive lubricants and a clean coffee station.  I was crying with joy when they asked me if my filter is clean of sand, since we are in the desert and offered to lube my door hinges…

Wrestling with Farm Animals

We’ve been told by many locals that farms offer great bush camping, as the farmers always have well protected land from outsiders and if they are sociable, then you might get a chance to have a meal and share stories with them. So looking from the road we saw a line of cabana’s stringing across the shore with an owners…

Our departure from Peru

We each left a chunk of our hearts in Lima as we pulled away continuing south on Ruta 1. Lima was an amazing city with a coastline exactly the same as Venice Beach California minus the freaky people and Ferrari’s. It is truly a must see city for any person visiting Peru and we will always keep it with us…

Glaciers and Mines

The crew from Lost World Expeditions heard of a route through friends of a beautiful off road drive through the Andes in Peru.  We made our trek up and as we did we quickly learned 20 miles into the excursion that there were three landslides making it impassable so we were forced to turn back.   It wasn’t a total…

Lima Oscar Victor Alpha Peru!

We rolled into downtown Lima right in the middle of rush-hour and the horns are still ringing in my ears.  It was a fitting way to enter a city after being in the bush for most of the trip.  The architecture turned from straw shacks skirting the city to European inspired architecture scattered with a dash of American malls in…

Survival of the fittest

We rolled through Peru a few days ago without any preparation and a 1/4 tank of gas. We crossed the border away from the Gringo trail in Loja. Within an hour we were out of customs and nervously waiting for the traffic police to pull us over demanding money, but as we saw them they purposely waved us by and…

Amerika en Kombi

We met a beautiful couple from Argentina traveling around the world. Our first 15 minutes on the road we saw them at a gas station. We stopped by to say hello and traded contact information. Hopefully we will run into them again to trade campfire stories from travels around the world….
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Counter Clockwise through Ecuador

We finally got our rig out of customs and we’re now out of Guayaquil.  All the hard work and planning in Mexico as well as waiting for a month in Guayaquil has all funneled to this moment as we made our way up to the heart of the Andes mountains hovering around 13,000 feet.  As we made our way up…

The Backpacker

Backpacker A:  ”Hello!  Where do you hail from?”  Backpacker B:  ”I’m from Bahia Blanca.”.  BackPacker A:  ”Oh very Nice.  I’m from Sevastopol.”.  These were the sounds coming from these very foreign people on my first excursion 16 years ago as a 19-year-old boy from Detroit while in a hostel in Mexico City.  As a young kid all I knew was…

Guayaquil in an Empanada

Now that we have settled into the neighborhood here in Guayaquil I have had time to ponder what actually has been happening around us since we’ve landed.  With the paperwork of importing our truck and just settling down to a relaxing mode of life after working 85 hours a week for 5 months I haven’t had time to even think.…

Leaving LA on a jet plane

I’m  sitting in the lobby of the Hotel at LAX with our dog chewing on my foot, my beautiful daughter jamming on the lobby piano, and my wife and I staring into each others eyes asking ourselves if we are ready to trek across South America. At that point we really had no choice, as the freight forwarder has already…