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Trash day in Granada

Trash day in Granada

This is Mike…Trash collection in Nicaragua is similar yet different to what we are accustomed to in the states, and as the whole is more labor intensive and less mechanical. In addition, trash pick-up days are more frequent at 3 times per week. Collecting...
Ox drawn carts and horse drawn hearses

Ox drawn carts and horse drawn hearses

This is Mike…   For some reason, that I have yet to discover, I really dig ox drawn carts. Some men like red fire trucks or steam engine locomotives, I happen to like carts pulled by oxen. Every time I see them on the road I wave to the drivers. My...
Uruguay is Just the Place for a Holiday

Uruguay is Just the Place for a Holiday

Pin this for later: Uruguay is just the place to have a nice holiday. Beautiful long sandy beaches, summer when the cold winter hits the northern hemisphere, and good tourist infrastructure for all budgets. The country is safe and the people are friendly. Tired of the...
Cuba

Cuba

< ?xml version="1.0"?> When Columbus reached Cuba in 1492 the first time he obviously did not know that some centuries later shortly after the visit from Barack Obama and the Rolling Stones also „Die Ausreiser“ visit Cuba. It`s not very likely that we come...
Kuba

Kuba

< ?xml version="1.0"?> Als Kolumbus 1492 erstmals in Kuba vor Anker ging ahnte er sicher noch nicht, dass einige Jahrhunderte später, kurz nach dem Besuch von Obama und den Rolling Stones, auch die Ausreiser die Insel besuchen. Wir denken, dass wir so nah wohl...
Wining Our Way Through Northern Argentina

Wining Our Way Through Northern Argentina

After arriving in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile it was time for a legitimate American/Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with Jenine, George, Mallary and Chris, complete with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and wine.  We all raised a glass and enjoyed each others’...
Las Leñas and Valle Hermoso

Las Leñas and Valle Hermoso

February 2016 Driving through the irrigated vineyards of Mendoza we marveled at the fancy wineries, it felt like we were in California’s Napa Valley. Malbec You can tour the different plush wineries, taste the Malbec and buy a case. After an overnight stop in...
Santiago

Santiago

It’s a happening place, Santiago. A sprawling capital city of six million people and almost certainly the most modern and ‘westernised’ city on the continent. That’s not to say it is without culture, history and character – it has these in spades too. We had spent a...
The Reality

The Reality

Yesterday someone commented on a blog post I did, telling me, in effect, that I was a whiner. I spammed his comment, not even bothering to engage in any sort of dialogue with such nonsense,  but it was actually a perfect setup for this post, which I’ve had in...
A tale of two cities, Morelia y Guanajuato.

A tale of two cities, Morelia y Guanajuato.

Click to view slideshow. Our dear friends who are traveling faster than us mentioned that the city of Morelia is beeeeeautiful!  With their advice The Globe Trol hastily heads towards the gorgeous city that fell straight out of the 17th century Europe and place...
Santa Catarina: a Spectacular Mountain Roadtrip

Santa Catarina: a Spectacular Mountain Roadtrip

We published this post to encourage people to leave the coast and explore the mountains in the south of Brazil. The mountains are cool, green, and quite beautiful. Many Brazilians know this and the mountains are a popular holiday destination – mainly for people from...
Nicaragua’s renewable energy

Nicaragua’s renewable energy

This is Mike…Nicaragua’s renewable energy grid can easily be seen in and around the department (state) of Rivas. This tiny country is trying to breakaway from fossil fuels and hopes to do so in a matter of a few years. We saw the many windmills last year...
Stats Georgia

Stats Georgia

Stats Georgia Miles walked: 78.5 (126.3km) Money spent: $589 ($65.44/day) CAD Days in State: 9 Mountains climbed: 18 Trail Magic: 2 Beers Tried: 9       Filed under: Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Trails, USA Tagged: Backpacking, budget, hiking, jfdi,...
Jamisons Do Peru: part 3

Jamisons Do Peru: part 3

It was time to ditch the touristy Sacred Valley, and move on to the more remote parts of Peru. Plus, the family had to get a little taste of what overlanding was all about. We picked up the rental car, and in true Peruvian form, it was a humongous hassle. Most simple...

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