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Finding Magic

Finding Magic

A “Magical Village” is a place with symbolism, legends, history, important events, day-to-day life – in other words, “magic” in its social and cultural manifestations, with great opportunities for tourism We have long been fascinated by the...
Auf dem Amazonas nach Manaus

Auf dem Amazonas nach Manaus

              Belem – Manaus – Lethem (Guyana) – Manaus – Rio de Janeiro – Manaus             28.7. –27.8. 2016 7 Tage dauert die Reise mit einer...
IMAGES OF ALASKA

IMAGES OF ALASKA

It’s good to see the old pioneer spirit is alive and kicking here in Alaska. From the back of Valdez we take a walk up the track beside Mineral Creek. It draws us into a steep-sided valley, the sun that we have finally been blessed with sparkling on the...
Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

When we aren’t filming for Filmmaker For A Cause on our journey south, you might find us exploring a national park or enjoying the breeze at the ocean.  Typically these down-times from filming come with days upon days of editing our FMFAC projects or working on other...

Stuck in the ARCTIC

A 4.5 year expedition north climaxes in Arctic Alaska, hear about the last 1000 miles and how we were surrounded by Polar Bears in this latest photo-podcast! The post Stuck in the ARCTIC appeared first on Kombi...
Just another day

Just another day

Just another day on the road today ended up differently than planned. Supposed to drive out to a volcanic lagoon, but a quick stop in Otavalo turned into a  few hours stay and that was that for the day. It’s time to move on I guess. Sometimes I wonder...
HIGHWAY TO THE MIDNIGHT SUN

HIGHWAY TO THE MIDNIGHT SUN

Forget to buy your packet of cigarettes in Carmacks and it’s another 222 kilometres before the next opportunity, such are the vast distances up here. For days forests and lakes and mountains unfurl beyond our stone-shattered windshield, though we are gaining...
Finca Sommerwind

Finca Sommerwind

This German expat family owned finca is one of those places in Latin America where overlanders will find a complete setup for comfortable overstay, rest, clean up, fix up, laundry, do all those small things in and around the vehicle what was left uncared of for days,...
PEI and Bus Pie

PEI and Bus Pie

An exhaust leak that Jason had tried to fix with inferior parts earlier in the week didn’t hold, and we were in desperate need of a muffler seal fix. The sputtering was getting pretty loud. Jason had done some Facebook searching and was able to connect with Mark...
Let’s eat again

Let’s eat again

This is the street food of Ecuador, not the one from fancy restaurants. We go to the local mercado or small eateries on the streets, sit between simple people. These places are small sometimes only few tables, the food is not a la carte, you just sit down and say...
Test drive

Test drive

We had a test drive today and seems that the Sprinter is in good shape to continue in a day or two the trip. Thanks for all who had an input, ideas, I really appreciate it. So where we were at? Um, yeah we went to the mercado. It gets some use to it after shopping for...
What we WILL Miss About Ecuador

What we WILL Miss About Ecuador

I learned a few interesting things with the last post. The major thing I learned is that if we ever need to boost our reach, the formula is to say something mildly negative about Ecuador and let people who live in Cuenca see it. Our reach more than doubled. Thanks! If...

The Gordian Knot

The first , older, technician arrived at about 9 AM. He pulled out a scanner and hooked it up. In less then 10 minutes it was clear that he is pressing buttons on the scanner aimlessly. The last Sprinter model listed on the screen was a 2006. Half an hour later he...
Bay of FUNdy

Bay of FUNdy

A little more than a week ago we made a plan to meet up with fellow traveling families, Adv-o-DnA and Mali Mish. We’d met both last year on our travels to Alaska and were looking forward to catching up with them since we decided to head North instead of South...
Walk the dog

Walk the dog

With frustration running high took the dog and a camera to a small hike up on the dusty hill above the campground. A dog walk is always good for the mind. The view was nice from up there with Laguna Yahuarcocha in the valley and volcano Imbabura in the distance. Blaze...
The Drive North – RN3, Argentina

The Drive North – RN3, Argentina

Driving north from Ushuaia on RN3 was really just an exercise in keeping ourselves entertained.  3,094 kilometers to Buenos Aires in five days isn’t really that bad, but the straight roads, relentless headwinds, and never changing scenery meant we had to keep...