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Fake Bluetooth Devices

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I always thought bluetooth headsets were a good cover for crazy guys who talk to themselves. You know, you’re driving down the street downtown and come to a junction. There’s this guy, stripped to the waste, praying to the traffic,…

The Streets of San Francisco

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It has been a month, now, in San Francisco. Away from the Bus and that Central American tropical dreamworld we’ve been wondering through for most of the year, the green jungles hiding ancient temples, the volcanoes, the chaotic towns and…
San Francisco celebrated twenty years of Critical Mass a couple of nights ago. Well, some of the people held up in traffic weren’t exactly celebrating: This one guy lost it, got out of his car, shouting at me over and over to move my bike, oblivious to the several other thousand bikes around me and

Critical Mass

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San Francisco celebrated twenty years of Critical Mass a couple of nights ago. Well, some of the people held up in traffic weren’t exactly celebrating: This one guy lost it, got out of his car, shouting at me over and…
<p><p><a href="http://www.earthcircuit.org/blog">earthcircuit.org</a></p><p>We were heading for the beach; we knew that much after weeks in Panama City. What we didn’t know was exactly where we were going – we’d already bent the back of the bus a few days before trying to find the sea down a rocky track. All along the coast, the easiest places to <a href="http://www.earthcircuit.org/blog/2012/09/07/gps-point-dominical/">[...]</a></p></p><p><a href="http://www.earthcircuit.org/blog">earthcircuit.org</a></p>

GPS Point

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earthcircuit.org We were heading for the beach; we knew that much after weeks in Panama City. What we didn’t know was exactly where we were going – we’d already bent the back of the bus a few days before trying…
Duty-free zone advertising

24 hours in no-man’s land

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24 hours in no man’s land – according to the paperwork, anyway. A foreign vehicle has to be out of Costa Rica for 3 months before it is allowed back in. But the foreign vehicle can stay in the neighboring…
Converted School Bus

Demise of the Red Devil School Bus

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Back in June last year, moments after crossing into the US from Canada, we found ourselves at the Annual Rainbow Gathering, looking for somewhere to park among hundreds of retired school buses.The license plates spoke of their long journeys…
Scene of the crime

Protect and track a laptop

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   Protect and track a laptop –  last week, in this beautiful city we had a laptop stolen from our truck: not only were we stupid enough to leave the door open and unguarded for, like, 20 seconds – stupid…
Ever seen a sun dog before?

Vacation Skies

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Going on vacation generally means two things for us time-poor city-dwellers:  firstly, we’re somewhere where you can actually see the skies away from the usual light pollution and cluttered horizon and, secondly, you have the chance to lay back, drink…
Brazilian marchant traveler

Working on the Road

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A large number of overlanders fund their travels by working on the road, from country to country. They prove that a very long, overland journey needn’t consume your life savings. Nor is it required to sell your house.  And in…
<p><p><a href="http://www.earthcircuit.org/blog">earthcircuit.org</a></p><p>No one told us that life in Panama City would be unforgettable. I can’t remember meeting many people who’d ever spent some time in this capital city. Now, I know, we’ve only been here a couple of months ourselves and a lot of that time got spent waiting for the rain to stop and the

Life in Panama City

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No one told us that life in Panama City would be unforgettable. I can’t remember meeting many people who’d ever spent some time in this capital city. Now, I know, we’ve only been here a couple of months ourselves and…
When it gets really hot...

How to survive the heat and humidity

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Heat and humidity – how to survive it when you’re traveling around in a truck in the tropics: Hanging around countries like Panama, it is immediately obvious that there are basically two economic modes available: the rich and the poor.…
Teaching kids while you travel

Volunteering with the Muskoka Foundation

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earthcircuit.org Volunteering overlander sounds like a German word for a regiment of mountain fire fighters. Actually it is what we have become for a couple of weeks in Panama City, doing a photography project with some kids from Casa Esperanza;…
Our next event at Los Del Patio, Panama City

Earthcircuit exhibition at Los del Patio next week!

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We just confirmed our opening night will be on Thursday 28th June and will run until the 8th July. That gives  us less than a week, right? And let’s see what the state of our panoramic photos is after a…
Poverty in Panama City

Against Child Labor

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 Tired of working? Fed up with having to get out of bed early every morning when there are so many more interesting things to do? Spare a few moments thought and little energy spreading the awareness for the millions…
Balboa and Panama beer cans discarded

Panama Paved With Gold

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earthcircuit.orgAluminum can recycling in Panama. With the first step I took in Panama I heard a crunch and felt the collapse of an aluminum can under my foot. With the second step I managed to miss a plastic bag…
Vacation or Holiday reading - books in a hammock

Traveler’s Book Swap

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Meandering through a region that isn’t your own, you do find yourself with some time on your hands. Especially if you’re really only there in a touristic capacity, especially if there are glorious beaches with not much to do and…
San Jose plastic bottle sculpture by night

Costa Rica – overland, drive through report…

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earthcircuit.orgPeople had been warning us for weeks about how expensive Costa Rica is – so we’d stocked up with food, smokes and a bottle of Flor de Caña, crossing the border from Nicaragua on the Pan American with the…
<p><p><a href="http://www.earthcircuit.org/blog">earthcircuit.org</a></p><p>  It’s really getting interesting now – this new ferry route from Panama to Colombia. The stakes are high; if we can get onto it, and don’t have to send the truck on a normal freight ship, it might save us nearly $3000 and a whole load of headaches like having to board up the <a href="http://www.earthcircuit.org/blog/2012/05/14/route-unknown-panamerican-ferry/">[...]</a></p></p><p><a href="http://www.earthcircuit.org/blog">earthcircuit.org</a></p>

Route Unknown: Panama to Colombia?

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earthcircuit.org   It’s really getting interesting now – this new ferry route from Panama to Colombia. The stakes are high; if we can get onto it, and don’t have to send the truck on a normal freight ship, it might…
Nicaragua Mud Pool

Nicaragua

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earthcircuit.orgOur first conversation in Nicaragua, with an actual Nico, went something like this: “Hi, where are you from?”, “Portugal – my husband [yeah, me] is from England.”, “You need some help with the border?”, “No, we’re good, thanks, we’ve…
DIY motorhome shower kitchen sink base

How to Build a Sensible Shower in Your Camper

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earthcircuit.orgThis article is about how to build a shower in a camper-van or converted truck or bus. I believe my plan is the cheapest, most environmental, simplest option for anyone who has some serious space limitations on board their…

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