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In June 2010 we set out to travel around the world overland, in a Toyota Land Cruiser, across 5 continents, 50+ countries, and cover a distance of up to 150,000km.As of Dec 2011 we have successfully crossed 32 countries,70,000km throughout Europe, Central Asia, Pakistan, India and South East Asia.

Trip Start: 2010-06-04 Trip End: 2015-08-31 .

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Tree of Life Rescue Centre

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5th November       TREE OF LIFE RESCUE CENTRE We explore further down the coast, driving to the small village of Manzanillo hoping to go snorkelling. When we get there, we find the waters are really choppy and the beach is deserted…

Jaguar Rescue Centre

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2nd November A drive down the coast brings us to Puerto Viejo, sandy beaches, palm trees and an endless amount of boutique hotels, cabinas, sodas, restaurants and tourists riding around on bikes.  We stop at a bakery (with slow bad…

Caribbean Costa Rica

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The 205km drive to the port city of Puerto Limon takes us around 5 hours on jammed roads, having to continually overtake slow moving trucks and cyclists.  The route takes us via a toll road through Braulio national park and…

Monteverde Cloud Forest

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28th October   MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE The towns of Monteverde and Santa Elena sit between two cloud forests which straddle both sides of the Continental Divide.   Warm and humid winds from the Caribbean sweep up the mountain slopes where they…

Costa Rica to Panama – Border Cossing – Paso Canoas Quebrada Grande

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The Costa Rica to Panama (Paso Canoas, Quebrada Grande) border crossing was quite time consuming for us; on the Panama side there were a lot of trucks also trying to enter the country at the same time while only one…

Costa Rica – Arenal

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27th October      ARENAL In the morning, the sight of the looming Volcano Arenal is a majestic one, standing like a huge sentinel overlooking the serene waters of Lake Arenal and pastured green hillsides. The volcano was dormant for hundreds of…

Nicaragua to Costa Rica Border Crossing – Penas Blancas – La Cruz

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We found the Nicaragua to Costa Rica border crossing quite time consuming.  Normally an exit is quick and easy, but when a few coach loads of tourists turn up and it’s lunch time, you can end up waiting and waiting…..…

Honduras to Nicaragua – Guasaule / Somotillo Border Crossing

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We found the Honduras to Nicaragua border crossing quite relaxed, exiting Honduras was a breeze and entering Nicaragua was not difficult at all. The local kids gave us a chance to practice our Spanish and kept us entertained while the…

Guatemala to El Salvador – Valle Nuevo / Chinamas border crossing

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Oct 13, 2014 | El Salvador, Guatemala, Information | 0 commentsWe decided to cross from Guatemala into El Salvador at the Valle Nuevo/ Chinamas border at it was the closest entry to the Ruta de Flores, and also much…

Entering Mexico with your foreign vehicle

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Guide to entering Mexico with your foreign vehicle Summary of processBuy Mexican Insurance Purchase Tourist Card Obtain Temporary Import Approval (if Required)*A carnet is not required to enter Mexico   Mexico Insurance There are many insurance companies online…

Temporarily importing and driving your foreign vehicle in the USA

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Guide to temporarily importing and driving your foreign vehicle in the USA  *Please note this guide relates to foreign vehicles shipped into the USA Summary of process:Obtain EPA approval prior to Shipping Complete all documentation and formsThe rules:…