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On the road again, Costa Rica

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Finally reunited with the bus.  E seems to be in pretty decent shape considering the year and a half spent sitting in storage…at least now that we’ve broken through the crusty layer of dirt.  The guys at the storage facility…

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and is located on the southwest edge of Bolivia near its border with Chile. The flats are located at an elevation of about 12,000 feet and cover more than 4,000…

Ecuadorean Beaches to the Salt Mines

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We ended out spending a few more days in Puerto Lopez.With beaches like this, why not?Unlike some of the more touristy towns along the coast, Puerto Lopez is still a working fishing village. That meant each morning we’d…

Feeding insects in Suriname

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The first thing I am doing each morning here in Suriname is showering and then coating myself with insect repellent. There are mosquitoes everywhere, and plenty of other biting insects too. From the mosquitoes you could get malaria or dengue,…

On the Road in Nicaragua

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 Drying cornThe highways were funded by the US so we had familiar road lines and good, pothole free roads! Celebration! Cows are in abundance and take over full lanes, especially around 8:00am. Rambo had a coating of manure…

Potosi and southwestern Bolivia

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Potosi seems like a nice town…I hadn’t expected much when I heard it was a mining city.  The central plaza is lovely and there are lots of old buildings reflecting Spanish architectural styles in Potosi.We only stay one night,…

Blumenau and Morretes

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Leaving the island we headed south on the 101 and then west on the 282. From here we were on pavement, cobbles, and dirt on and off for 180 km to Blumenau.We were parked out on the street in…

No time to burn

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After a couple of months travelling with no set deadlines it was a bit of a shock to suddenly have to be at a certain place at a certain time. Fortunately that place and that time was Burning Man 2014,…

I’m still alive

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I will never forget the sensation of my helmet scraping against the asphalt, moments stretching on for infinities as that grinding overwhelms my ears and I slide completely beyond control. I recall in this time outside of time, with odd…

costa rica. waiting…

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we are bad at many things…but among them waiting may be the worst It’s a funny thing, perspective.  Here we are sitting in a perfectly beautiful hotel in the mountains of costa rica.  We have a comfortable room, a delightful…

Finding friends in Huanchaco

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Recently, we talked about how much we enjoy those authentic experiences when we meet and really connect with the people who live in the countries we are visiting.  Unfortunately, at the pace we’re traveling at, it’s hard to form a…

Riding south through Bolivia

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We leave La Paz bound for some place south. In general we are aiming for the Uyuni and then Chile, and we plan to spend our first night along the way n Oruro.  So far we haven’t ventured out much…

Série Dicas VLE ed.12 – México

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- Não dirija a noite por nada – Posto de gasolina é comum, sempre da estatal Pemex, mas encha sempre o tanque – As vezes acontece de ter manifestações nas estradas secundarias e eles fecham elas, nada que um bom…

Lao and its dirty, evil, little secret

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We spend leisurely days in Luang Prabang, the reputed tourist hub of Lao and our official gateway to South East Asia. We’ve already been in the country for over a month and are only starting to feel well rested. China…

The Death Road in Bolivia

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There are a handful of “famous” roads that most motorcyclists know about and/or dream of riding someday.  The Death Road is nearly always fairly high on the list of most riders.  Got to say, I’m not keen on the name,…

Florianopolis

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Today we had a 150 km drive north to the island of Florianopolis. We took the long way past the Lagoon, where Daniel plans to get in a bit of kite surfing. Then we headed to the north coast where…

Going Up Baja

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The first day back on the road started with a quick trip into La Paz. I waited until the night before we left to look over the bus and realized I had a cracked alternator stand leaking oil. Geraldo VW…

Mexico 5 – San Miguel de Allende in the Guanajuato State and up the western Pacific coast to Mazatlan.

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25th March – 2nd April - San Miguel de Allende is a fascinating place of cobbled streets and colonial architecture, having been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.  There are no traffic lights in the main area of…

Vancouver

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It had been quite some time since we had been through a big city. Some would argue that Vancouver, BC doesn’t actually fall into the category of big city, but for us it was certainly a change of pace.We…