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Mexico 2 – Oaxaca State, The ancient Zapotec Capital of Monte Alban.

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15th March – Brilliant civilisations such as the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Mayas, Toltecs and Aztecs, have all left their marks on Mexico’s landscape.  The most ancient civilisation was that of the Olmecs, whose hieroglyphs were possibly the first writings in…

Clear Lake

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The silence was deafening. And exactly what we were looking for. Day to day life had, in recent weeks, become exhausting. Yes, a certain amount of angst is simply due to restlessness in our quest to return to the road.…

Mexico 1 – The States of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

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  MEXICO Capital – Mexico City                  Currency – Mexican pesos                      Language – Spanish and Maya languages   10th March – We are through the Guatemala border town of La Mesilla very quickly and a short drive brings us […]

Heading south, part III

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From Haines, Ak to … Leaving Haines, we take the ferry to Skagway, Ak. At $111, it’s not terribly expensive (about the same as it would cost driving there) and it saves us two days of driving. Please God, don’t…

Fixes and upgrades. 1.

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Factory Roof Rack fail. It was about six the morning of the third night in our roof top tent when we heard the first loud pop, which was followed about 15 minutes later by second loud pop but this time…

MEXICO – EARLY DAYS

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WELCOME TO MEXICO, AMIGO! 19th August: I’ve never liked snakes at the best of times, and this one’s looking particularly menacing. It’s not yet nine o’clock in the morning and here I am, balancing a mug of tea whilst leafing…

Summer 2014 in Vancouver

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There is nothing better than a summer in Vancouver. The views are stunning. We stayed at Mark and Barbara’s for a few days before our apartment was available July 1 st. So of course we had to go out for…

This road of life

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A few days after we got the van back from Buenos Aires, our family was hit with some very bad news. A cancer that my mother fought ten years ago had metastasized, and she would have to undergo intensive treatment…

A Weekend Away

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“We’re sorry, but we’re not going to make it this weekend”. The words rang hollow as we prepared to head to the beach for a weekend of camping with friends. Barview Jetty was the destination to join our dear friends…

RED ROCK BURNOUT!

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It can happen at anytime to anyone. Long term travelers succumb most easily because of the sheer intensity they experience regularly, but anyone can experience burnout. Whether it be cathedral/museum burnout on a two-week marathon through Europe, or, in my…

Little 4Runner on the Prairie

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The Prairies Despite everyone’s warnings about how boring the prairie states are, we have really enjoyed our week long journey across them. After our brief visit to the US we crossed the border back into Canada, but Ike completely biffed…

A quick jaunt to the US

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We’ve been quiet on the blog front for the last couple of weeks due to a jaunt to the US to spend time with family. Ike’s grandmother Peggy passed away when we were in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and her memorial…

Hiking Moab

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Ahhh, Moab. That fabled adventure town in Utah. Traveling in the heat in late May with two black dogs, we longed to hike the famous red rock canyons, but knew we needed to find something that allowed for shade and…