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6th Wedding – Córdoba, Argentina

6th Wedding – Córdoba, Argentina

[[The story of this wedding of Juan and Belén started humble – we had some problems finding a wedding in Argentina, because it was already April, the fall was coming and temperatures dropped together with the wedding season. We sent 45 e-mails to different...
Shi Shi Beach

Shi Shi Beach

The Mali Mish gang ended up at the same spot, so the pack of summer Alaska travelers continues to slowly make their way south down the coast. We took off for Shi Shi Beach with a big recommendation from our friends Jim and Jen. It did not disappoint. I’m pretty...
The Friendly Ghost Town

The Friendly Ghost Town

After about two weeks in Canada, we decided to go to Alaska again. But first, some breakfast. After showers and some internet, we met up with our Mali Mish friends at a cafe in Stewart, B.C. with an impressive toaster and tea pot collections. Stewart and Hyder are...
The Characters we Meet

The Characters we Meet

One of our very favorite parts of travel is the characters we meet along the way; all interesting, all with their own story. Only a couple of weeks into our road trip and our days and memories are already full of enough fascinating folks to write a book about. In San...
Out of Mali and into Burkina Faso

Out of Mali and into Burkina Faso

‘ Spending time at the Sleeping Camel had been great, meeting up with the Oasis Overland truck had been good fun. We were able to chat to others about their experiences, and were taken to a little food stall by the road by Jacob and Yuki .. It was such good...
Mali

Mali

We camped at a hotel for our last night in Senegal, it was called relais de Kedogou in a town about an hour from the boarder. It was a nice place with a pool and another spectacular view of the River Gambia. We got up and left by 7am on the Saturday and were at the...
Senegal – Mali border

Senegal – Mali border

The road leading to Kedougou was less than desirable as we dodged some seriously large potholes. Some of the road was good and then a massive pothole would creep up on you and you would be swerving all over the road. Then the tar would end and you’d be doing...
Burkina Faso, the upright people

Burkina Faso, the upright people

Als we Mali uitrijden is er een aantal kilometers niemandsland voor we in Burkina Faso aankomen. Eerst gaan we langs de politie en de douane. Ook hier is alles snel geregeld, dus we kunnen zo weer verder. Lekker hoor als iedereen gewoon z’n werk doet. De natuur lijkt...
Mali, een land waar de noodtoestand heerst

Mali, een land waar de noodtoestand heerst

Als we in Mali aankomen, valt ons op hoe vriendelijk de politie en de douane is. Er hangt ook een relaxte sfeer. Als je het reisadvies van Buitenlandse Zaken leest dan krijg je een totaal ander beeld. Van verschillende mensen kregen we dan ook bezorgde berichtjes toen...
Adieu Senegal!

Adieu Senegal!

Rond het middaguur zijn we terug in Senegal. Om van de Gambia naar Mali te reizen, moeten we namelijk weer even een stukje door Senegal. Bij de grens gaat het makkelijk, alleen hebben we even wat moeite om in het Frans uit te leggen dat ons carnet nog niet...
Back in Ethiopia at last!

Back in Ethiopia at last!

It is only ten months ago that we left Ethiopia: On the 15th January 2015 we flew back to Germany after volunteering in the kindergarten in Adigrat. The hospitality of all the people we met in Adigrat and the deep friendships that evolved from these contacts after...
MALI: MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST

MALI: MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST

Christmas Eve in Bamako was disorientating; the heat and the dust, the call of the muezzin echoing over the city. Some places, the odd cafe, restaurant and shop, displayed strips of tinsel and garish-coloured balls. Out in the street Santa Claus appeared in the guise...
TRIBUTE TO THE DEFENDER

TRIBUTE TO THE DEFENDER

THE LAND ROVER 110 COUNTY, SOUTHERN ALGERIA (October 1988). TWO YEARS LATER THE MODEL BECAME THE LAND ROVER DEFENDER. We rise early to catch the dawn; volcanic plugs creep from the darkness, their distinctive forms deflecting the sunlight, casting long shadows over...
The McCarthy Return Trip

The McCarthy Return Trip

It finally came time to drop off Bob for a shuttle back to Anchorage. There are a few of these services around Alaska and this one happened to pick up in Gelenallen. Not exactly a destination, but a good place to get caught up on laundry, wifi, groceries, showers,...
Mali, Bamako, Sleeping Camel

Mali, Bamako, Sleeping Camel

We wanted to make what we hear. Have been nearly two weeks in Mali and it is much more, though nothing spectacular happened. Did you get a visa for Nigeria and Ghana, two of which visas are really hard to come by. Was only with much palaver, and back and forth is...
Lobo completou 250.000km!

Lobo completou 250.000km!

Dia 28 de julho de 2015 nosso querido e guerreiro Lobo da Estrada completou 250.000km. A quilometragem talvez nem seja tanta, mas o currículo desse Land Rover nesses 250.000km torna-o único e especial. Vejam: Marca Land Rover; Modelo Defender 130, motor diesel 300Tdi,...
Moose

Moose

After seeing no animals (except the sled dog team) in Denali, we pulled back out to the Parks Highway. Just outside the park, this momma moose and her two babies were just standing by the side of the road posing for photos.     Adv-O-dna had arranged a meet up...
Mali

Mali

Επιτέλους φτάσαμε στο Bamako! Μετά από ένα μακρύ ταξίδι εννέα ημερών στο δρόμο, μετά από 8 νύχτες ελεύθερου κάμπινγκ σε δάση, χωράφια, ποτάμια και βουνά, μετά από 1520 χιλιόμετρα, φτάσαμε στον προορισμό μας! Ήταν οι πιο έντονες, οι πιο περιπετειώδεις, οι πιο αληθινές...