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Southern Colombia and Las Lajas

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After we leave Salento, we head back to the highway and south toward Buga for the night. We stay in a hostel located in a microbrewery that had a lovely terrace on the roof. We wandered over to see the…

Valle do Cocora

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Just east of Salento on the edge of the Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados is the small village of Cocora. It sits in a green valley and there is a popular nature trail that leads from here up into the…

Salento, Colombia and the game of Tejo

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Salento is a town that keeps popping up in blogs I’ve been reading and in suggested places to visit in Colombia. It’s located on a dead-end road off the Pan Am Highway and up a gorgeous valley in the Zona…

Riding across Central Colombia

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We left the farm early one morning hoping to head west to the Zona Cafetera – coffee highlands – of Colombia. The two-lane roads are littered with road blocks for construction work areas so we have to stop every couple…

INTO THE GREEN HEART OF GUATEMALA

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Lago de Atitlan Of Lago de Atitlan Aldous Huxley once wrote: “Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlan is Como with the additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too…

Guatape and El Penol

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We ride out of Medellin and head east out of the city over the mountains toward the small town of Guatape. Not far away is the giant monolith of El Penol which rises out of the rolling land in way…

HONDURAS

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Another day another border Okay, so the guys loitering at the border may look a bit dodgy, what with their wasted eyes, gold-capped teeth and menacing air. This is Honduras, after all, a country where it doesn’t always pay to…

NICARAGUA

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Granada – “The Grand Sultan” You’d never know that during its illustrious history the city of Granada has been set alight on several occasions. William Walker, the American filibuster, who was routed from the city in 1856, was one of…

Eating Horses

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After Nacho’s inspirational climb of the Alpe d’Huez we descended the switchbacks and were deposited in the quaint village of Bourg d’Oisans. We would spend the next few days making our way northwest to Paris, but before doing so we needed to…

The Best Camera For Overlanding

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  The best camera is the one that’s with you. – Chase Jarvis   One of the most common questions from those reading our blog is, “What camera do you use?”  Sure, almost all analog or digital photos go through…

The Alpine Reunion

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“I know it’s somewhere!” she cried out in frustration as she flipped through a stack of twenty full size trail maps, each showing a mess of trails that slipped between valleys and up endless snow-capped peaks. They were some of…

How to (Legally) Stay in Europe for More Than 90 Days

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An issue  popped up  and hit the overlanddiaries team yesterday and Rochelle (Auzzie Passport Holder) specially so I wanted to share with all you people out there.“How can you stay Legally in Europe for more than 90 days?”. It’s a…

LIFE’S A BEACH

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SURF’S UP! Would you know where to go for a Chinese Wax Job? Have you any idea what you’d have to do to become a Junkyard Dog? And what the heck is so scary about The Men In Grey Suits?…

On the Banks of the Rio Darro

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The grass along the banks of the Rio Darro hung tall and still under the roasting midday sun. Below the dipping reeds the water flowed crystal clear without hint of turbulence, like air with the viscosity of motor oil. A…

THE LEGEND OF THE QUETZAL

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“Wha happin’?” We cross the border into Costa Rica at Sixaola, on the Caribbean coast. After our experience with Butt-head, the customs officer who slashed and gouged his way through our car at Panama’s Manzanillo port, it is a pleasure…

The Camel Chasers

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Off in the distance, just a few hundred feet from Nacho two camels wandered through the desert. They appeared to be wild and definitely uninterested in developing a friendship with Brad despite his desperate attempts to hand feed them a…

Facts from the Road

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Three weeks back from vacation, my mind is still swirling with all the stories I need to write. Although our road trip was a mere 17 days, we experienced such extraordinary diversity, it’s been challenging to put it all into…

Dark Star Safari

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It’s amazing how quickly you can get from Europe to Africa. All it takes is 45 minutes by ferry—a quick jaunt across the Strait of Gibraltar and you’re almost in Morocco. I say almost because the arrival port on the…

Find Other Overlanders

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Voukefalas Tool Kit

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I have always had in mind that a tool kit is useful to carry.Most important though in our case is to carry tools that you actually know how to use them. In my case my kit is minimal and is…

The final countdown

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We are going home TOMORROW! I’ve thought about home so much as a mental escape that it has become hard to believe it is a real place, far away, where we will be transported overnight through the magic of aviation.…

Vaccinations Update List

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Our update Vaccination list. Still have a couple to go and we can be fully covered. Click on the list bellow for details VACCINATION LIST-2…

Africa Calling

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Having arrived in Europe is both a triumph and a shock to the system. For the past two years we’ve explored the Earth’s faraway wild places with wonder and amazement. Every time we moved we were moving into the unknown,…