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A year’s memorable moments

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While travelling through the whole Continent of Africa, you are sometimes forced to wait and wile your time. Sometimes it is because of the absurd heavy traffic or a burst water pipe in the Centre  of Khartoum blocking the early morning traffic while you tried to rise early to get out of the city en route to the Ethiopian border…

On our way back

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We were in Punta Arenas yesterday, and we decided that crossing the border twice and driving the extra 600 or so kilometers to Ushuaia doesn’t make sense. We’ve already seen most of Patagonia anyway.
Just when we were talking about all this during lunch, we got lucky: a guy overheard us and offered to buy the van! So we are…

Dutchies go Home…

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Yes, we have decided to go back to the Netherlands. At least for a while. The last few months we have not really been into the traveling anymore. Is it because we spent too much time in Central America? We started to have a “been there, done that” kind of feeling. Another beach, another mountain, another sunset. Too many bugs.…

Travels with or without Thimba

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Travels with or without Thimba
After Thimba’s suffering in the Fouta Djalon Mountains I stayed at the Tata hotel for three days. Luxury, airco, great apartment and even greater pizza’s!. Took time to clean out the car of (most of) the red dust, and got my clothes and bed linnen laundered. The route…

Lower Omo Valley en Kenia

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Lower Omo Valley 2

Vrouwen laten zich met takken slaan

We rijden terug van Jinka naar Turmi, waar we kennismaken met Peter en Leonie.
Voordat we uit Turmi weggaan gaan we nog een keer naar de markt. Het is de meest authentieke markt die in de Lower Omo Valley gezien hebben, met veel Hamar die echt voor de markt komen…

March 08th, 2014

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Arba Minch

Voordat we echt vertrekken richting Arba Minch gaan we nog even langs het ziekenhuis om de hechtingen van Jan eruit te laten halen. Het gaat weer vlot en steriel, het publiek bestaat dit keer uit acht praktiserende studenten. Jan krijgt nog wel een preventieve antibioticakuur mee, iets wat in Nederland niet zo snel zou gebeuren. We hoeven uiteindelijk…

Ruta 7 to Chaiten!!

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After a great night with amazing stars in the sky we packed up and headed north 310 km for Chaiten. The first 60 km was paved and then there was pretty good gravel for a bit.

Several others had told us how bad the 260 km of gravel road was, especially in the construction zone. The worst part initially was…

Ruta 7 / The Carratera Austral to Lago Las Torres

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Getting up the next day we were headed to Coyhaique in 234 km of which 146 was pretty good gravel.

Just out of town were stopped as they had cut down a huge tree, which had then fallen on the road so the guys pitched in to speed up the process of clearing the road.

The views were panoramic.

Coming…

Costa del Shanty

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Restricted by wild camping ‘rules’ in built-up Europe we frequently succumbed to regimented official campgrounds. We discovered our single-night ‘touring’ system left us in the minority. Dominating these expanses of enclosed sandy lanes and numbered plots were row upon row of permanent pitches inhabited by holidaying locals. Fiesta and Siesta Shanty style.Every inch of an 80m² plot is utilised and fortified;…

The Oliver Family Visits the Yucatan

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After leaving the jungle in Palenque we started on the long trip to Playa del Carmen.  We had a few days before Ash’s parents were flying in and meeting us there, so we hopped in the truck and headed to the Gulf of Mexico side of the peninsula.  After an 8 hour driving day to Chichen-Itza (where we camped in…

City Beautiful

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During our not-always-enjoyable month in Buenos Aires, I turned to Juan in Costanera Sur and asked him: Do you think Buenos Aires is a beautiful city?
We discussed. The answer, we agreed, was ‘no.’ Buenos Aires may have beautiful parts, but on a whole, it is not a beautiful city. It is crowded and dirty and most parts of it…

Crossing the Gambia River the easy way in Central Gambia

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The difficult way is from Barra to Banjul. I heard of overlanders last week who had been waiting there for 8 hours, and were then told to try their luck again the next day. In Central Gambia, at Farafenni, it’s easy, cheap (a few euros), and a great experience. While waiting I had Thimba tied to the towbar with a…

LEON’S BEACH

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Vultures at dawn.

The clients are so chilled at the Casa Grillo Tres Puntas Eco-hostel that I’m sure the vultures think they’re dead. Why else do they hang around here? Often spotted loitering on the gnarled tree roots lining the beach, I can only assume they are watching for a pulse. Which set me thinking: perhaps the Peruvian Ministry of…

Central Gambia’s Tendaba Camp and Banjul

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Tendaba Camp
On the South Bank of the Gambian River, some 45 km. from Farafenni, is Tendaba Camp. A hunting camp in the 1970s it is now a regular tourist feature on the upriver schedules of boat and bus tours from the coast. Lonely Planet recommends taking one of the VIP rooms because of the view of the river. Well,…

Into The Gambia

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From Senegal to Central Gambia
The route from Mbour in Senegal leads through flat, dry savannah  with Baobab trees, and small villages with round huts. The road is well paved, even beyond the waypoint on my GPS where it

Senegal and The Gambia

says: “Potholes”. Lots of cows and goats crossing unexpectedly, and the odd couple of monkeys. Judging from…

Palenque – Welcome to the Jungle

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We stopped at a great little campground (Rancho Camping San Nicolas) in San Cristobal de Las Casas where we met Shannon and Josh from The Next Adventures and Wilson, Sarah, and Ace who we have been meeting throughout different parts of mainland Mexico.  San Cristobal de Las Casas was our last little colonial town in Mexico with a really cool…

The Last Post… CAPE TOWN!!

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We made it to Cape Town!

Cape Town and Table Mountain from the water

In general keeping with our tardy blog posts, this news is a little overdue. We reached Cape Town at the start of December and tucked Ambi away in storage in Stellenbosch. On 12th December I flew home and after watching my plane take off from the…

Mossel Bay to Alexander Bay…doing the West Coast

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We were 3 weeks at home before we were back on the road again. We drove from Mossel Bay to Witsand to say hello to the children. They have a very nice undercover area available for us to camp. Troi slept with us in our tent and loved having us there to wish him the best on his first day…

Merengebied Ethiopië

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Addis Abeba We vullen onze voorraad aan in de eerste redelijke supermarkt die we in Ethiopië tegenkomen en vervangen de kapotte accu. Die moet uiteraard cash betaald worden; bij de zesde pinautomaat die we proberen kunnen we geld opnemen. Daarna beginnen we aan het visumverlengtraject. Zo makkelijk als het krijgen van het visum was, zo moeilijk is het verlengen. Het…

Oaxaca and the Pueblos Mancommunados

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Our plan after Mexico City was to head to the colonial town of Puebla to try the famous mole poblano and then continue on to hike the dormant volcano Ixtaccihuatl.  En route to Puebla we made a last minute decision to skip it because we were citied out and needed some nature ASAP.  Ash’s nasal passages were blocked up with…

In Memory of Mum

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Regular followers of our blog will know that ‘adventuring’ has been temporarily on hold since August 2012 so we could spend some time with my parents, both of whom had been diagnosed with Cancer. Sadly on the 3rd February my mum passed away after a long battle with Peritoneal Cancer.
Despite being a natural worrier my mum was always incredibly…

some fellow overlanders and too many sleeping policemen

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Fellow overlanders
On my last day at the Zebrabar Campsite I met three German students going all the way to Cape Town as part of their Masters thesis at the University of Karlsruhe. O.k., why not? They’re researching young African entrepreneurs, trying to find out what works and what doesn’t. Since they are mainly staying in the bigger towns and…

Panda is for sale!

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Even though the final decision has not yet been taken, it starts to look more and more that Panama will be our final destination. Therefore Panda is for sale!
Volvo TGB1314 (1978) converted to an overland vehicle. It is the ex-army ambulance from the Swedish army.
Mechanical:

6×6 + differential locks on all axles
Portal axles for extra ground clearance…

Mexico City – I Want to Ride My Bicycle

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After our trip to the amazing pyramids in Teotihuacan, we parked the truck at the RV park and hopped on a bus bound for Mexico City. The bus ride was about 45 minutes into town, and from there the metro took us to the Centro Historico of one of the largest cities in the world.
We had heard stories about…

Nicaragua..

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We spent about three-four weeks in Nicaragua.
Our first 4 days were spent in the North. We drove through the National Park Miraflor, where we stayed at the property of a Finca. The friendly owner invited us to stay on his land when we asked if we could stay overnight on the road near his place. The area is amazing…

UP ~ A Love Story

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Two young kids, longing for adventure, meet up in an abandoned house, the lone members of the “Spirit of Adventure” club. They grow up, marry, and dream of traveling to Paradise Falls in South America. But, reality intervenes, and each time their savings jar is filling, a problem occurs, a broken down car, a hospital visit, you know, adult stuff.

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Teotihuacan Pyramids

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The ruins of Teotihuacan were the first that we saw on our trip.
Finished in 100AD, the Pyramid of the Sun towers over the site and is the third-largest pyramid in the world.  We haven’t been to Egypt to see The Great Pyramid of Giza or to see the Great Pyramid of Cholua here in Mexco, but we’re inclined to…

The Muskoka Foundation – Do Good As You Go

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The Muskoka Foundation in their own words:

Mission
Our vision is to create a fleet of hundreds of modern day explorers, who are traveling in developing communities around the world, leaving a wake of positive change. This network together can lead to a significant impact on the world we visit, reducing poverty, improving health and inspiring others to do the…

Guanajuato: Come for a Day, Stay for Weeks

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A 5 hour drive north from Patzcuaro took us to the Unesco World Heritage Site and colonial town of Guanajuato.  We had heard romantic musings from fellow overlanders about how much they loved this city.  We agreed.  It was so easy to stay, and we did, for close to three weeks.

Don Quioxte striking a pose.
Comex, the local paint…

Noord Ethiopië

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Bahir Dar

We houden een rustige dag op de camping. We zien weer hetzelfde dat we steeds gezien hebben: het groen wordt heel mooi verzorgd, maar hang- en sluitwerk, sanitair en elektriciteit is gammel en vies. De verlichting doet aan een gevangenis denken, maar het eten is goed en goedkoop. Jan gaat naar de kapper. Waar dat in de Emiraten…