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Riding into Argentina

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Time to move on again, and this time we have a place to be and people are waiting for us.  Friends from the road, Markus and Karin, have asked us to pick up some parts for their bikes and bring…
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Riding into Chile

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We ride the last few miles of Bolivia, maybe 5 or so, on an actual highway.  It’s a dusty one and I’m coughing and sneezing as we pull up to the border. My buff has been getting extra workouts the…
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Riding into Peru

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We get to the border late in the day and I check my watch while we work on paperwork and see its 4pm. Yikes. We were hoping to ride all the way to San Ignacio tonight just to get away…
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Riding into Ecuador

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We leave our hotel in Ipiales early enough to run back out to Las Lajas and walk down to the church in the canyon….it’s just one of those places you can go back to again and again. And if I…
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Riding into Venezuela

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Back to the border crossings again, lol. I never look forward to them, but I’m actually nervous about this next one. We’ve decided to ride into Venezuela. I’ve tried to research other ride reports, travel blogs, etc. to gather as…
First sight of India. Kolkata from the Air. (Kolkata, India)

Hello India – Leg 4 begins

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First sight of India. Kolkata from the Air. (Kolkata, India) Hello India, It’s great to be back!! After an extended stay in Singapore (waiting for my delayed vessel to leave Port Klang) I flew back to Kuala Lumpur to collect…
The Big Fella is brought out from the warehouse. The open flap on one end had me dreading what I would find, or rather wouldn

The Long Wait to Freedom…

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After seventeen days of separation, the Big Fella finally touched down at O.R. Tambo International Airport (still Jan Smuts to me…) at 10 pm on Friday the 6th of September. He had made a quick side trip to Dubai aboard…
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Chasing robbers

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Quito, Ecuador [by Paula] In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been chasing two types of robbers. The first, Ecuadorian customs, we are trying to outwit using the powers of logic, justice, and tenacity. The second, an actual daylight robber,…
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Jungle Junction Campsite in Nairobi

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Jungle Junction Camping site in Nairobi, the first city south of Lake Turkana, Kenya: As we drove into Nairobi and the campsite I thought that we would only camp there for two days max. We ended up staying a week…
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Brodie is back!

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Brodie is back! After a long wait we received confirmation from our contact Keith that the vessel had docked, the container had been unloaded, and that it was now waiting for us at the SA Container Depot. Arrangements had been…
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“We are sailing…”

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Two very important points: 1) Africa changes quickly; 2) It isn’t about what you know, it is who you know… We were in Tambacounda in Senegal when the French decided to intervene in Mali, and we were at the campsite…

Any Port in a Storm

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As we pulled our mud-caked vehicle alongside the twilight outline of the Flintstone’s Cave hostel in Goreme, Cappadocia we were greeted by welcoming staff and a few friendly Erasmus students. “Looks like you’ve had fun, what have you been up…
Van enters the shipping container in Colon, Panama

Colombia ahoy!

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[We’ve fallen a bit behind with the blog. Tsk. And so much has happened recently. So for that reason we took half each and turned this next post into a two-parter. Fellow travellers who want more details about shipping and…

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