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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,…

Murphy and His Law

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We had arrived in Turkey in the Spring, and as a result the days were generally chilly and the nights cold. Beyond Anatolia we knew it would only get worse; we’d been to Europe in Spring before and knew that…

One last night camping

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We spent one last night in the van, at Andean Roads, the place our friend and fellow VW fanatic Cris owns north of Buenos Aires. In the morning, we organized the van in order to ship it back to California.…

Camping equipment

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Overland Roof top tend ( Qty 1 ) Sleeping bag (-10oC to -5oC) ( Qty 2 ) Inside the sleeping bag fleece ( Qty 1 double ) Bedsheets & Pillow Cases  ( Qty 2 ) Stove Coleman / Parts gaz…

Heading Home

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Hello Everyone Today is my last day in Bali and  I will be heading back home tonight .Personally I spend a great 8 months here in Bali but all good thing come to an end. Now leaving back Indonesia beside…

Visa Planning

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I have  collected some info on our visas for this trip.After research ,I have created a spreadsheet  that you can download bellow under   VISAS Note that this is e simple reference and not something you can depend on as things…

Voukefalas Dubai to India Cargo

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I have listed some information about our cargo from Dubai to India. At this point we are not sure about Pakistan and we must have more than one option.The company we would use is Sadikally Esoofally & Co. (Estd.1938) International…

Travel Info

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In any overland trip the Expenses of the Vehicle is almost 60% of your Budget . An accurate monitor of this cost can save you from running out of money or finishing your trip earlier than expected.I have below a…

The Big Decision

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Over the past few weeks, we made our biggest decision yet: when to go home. It is a decision we have been avoiding for a while—not because our life in San Francisco is so dreadful, but because thinking of home…

The Art of Overlanding

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Wikipedia describes overlanding as such: Overlanding is self-reliant travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport, where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for…

Cappadocia: Chutes and Ladders

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Sleet had been falling on and off all morning. In the village the men huddled around a tea shop next to a barren mountain in the gray, bleak Turkish countryside. Inside—that is, inside of the mountain—I was precariously wedged midway…