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Review – Falco Avantour Adventure motorcycle boots

After using the popular BMW Savannah for more than 6 years it was time for new boots. The BMW boots were a good mix for light off road and road use, with a proper waterproof membrane. We needed more ankle protection and they had just had their time. Initially we opted...

Review – KLIM Krios dual sport adventure helmet

What the KLIM KRIOS is like to live with.  Many of you will remember the KLIM KRIOS as the old Uvex helmet shell sold a few years ago. It was a damn great helmet and being manufactured from Carbon fibre made it a light weight affordable alternative to the likes...

Day of the Dead – It is deadly serious stuff

This time round we were lucky to end up celebrating Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is a completely different vibe than St Miguel de Allende.  “A burgeoning cultural and culinary capital with a beautiful colonial core of lovely, tree-shaded...

Cuba – Old school hip

Not only did we think this but we heard it from quite a few tourists we met in Havana on asking why they decided to come to Cuba. Then there is the big attraction … Cuba! The island that was almost in total isolation from the rest of the world for...
What we have been upto lately.

What we have been upto lately.

Regular updates and other useless information Regular day to day post and photos about the bizarre, weird and the strange things we see and experience while exploring this crazy world.
Charrería – The art of Mexican horsemanship

Charrería – The art of Mexican horsemanship

Mexican Cowboys and Señoritas. This is not your average cowboy rodeo event. This photo essay captures the drama of the sport Charreria  best described as traditional Mexican horsemanship. It’s a fast paced sport packed with action and...

Adventure has its injuries

Travel Medical and insurance is one of the last things we thought about and normally just pay it and get it over with. We had to cover this topic a long time ago as it’s such an important part of overlanding and travel. But better late than never? At the top of...

The Big Apple – a Pictorial

That stunning song Alicia Keys performs so well make me think of New York every time I hear it. Elsebie has been to New York, or Manhattan a few years ago for work. I have never been there but the song for me makes me think about scenes of old cigar smoke filled bars...

BAJA TRAVEL WARNING!

The latest travel warning for Baja was updated by the PIkiPiki Department of Stop-Being-Stupid-and-Scared in April 2016. The delay time for the update was unfortunately in part the reality of bureaucracy between the real world and this publication. Despite the...

Travel Etiquette, how not to embarrass your mom.

Travelling for extended periods places you in situations where you are not only out of your own comfort zone but also often in someone else’s comfort zone. People all over the world are inherently inviting and friendly. We were swamped with invitations to meals...
Travel quotes from motorcycle overlanders

Travel quotes from motorcycle overlanders

We feel a bit embarrassed to say we love some inspirational travel quotes. Some travel quotes however succeed to highlight the real truths about adventure, life and travel. Motorcycle overlanders are a rather different bunch of misfits with a bizarre taste for the...

KLIM – The Inside Story

This is not your average rag job adventure clothing company. With a bit of luck we found out KLIM head office is in Idaho falls and on our route through the USA. We just had to check them out and see what this cool brand of motorcycle apparel are all about. With our...
Bet you did not know this about Spain!

Bet you did not know this about Spain!

Queen: “Barcelona – It was the first time that we met” Passers by did not appreciate  my performance of Queens famous song. After our memorable trip through Portugal, we were left with little time for Spain.  We mostly toured along the...
4 Reasons not to visit Portugal.

4 Reasons not to visit Portugal.

4 Reasons not to visit Portugal. For a tiny country 900 years old and only measuring 1200km coastline by about 200km, Portugal packs a massive punch; for mind altering overland experience, a colourful crazy history, and house music loud extrovert fun people. Our...
Fabuleux France

Fabuleux France

What a groovy feeling to actually park the Dakar that went all the way up Africa next to the Eiffel tower. Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup means: “Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly.” Joie de vivre: Joy/happiness derived from life. Travelled...