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Bilderbuch Rio de Janeiro

Bilderbuch Rio de Janeiro

„Ihr seid aus Kanada?“, fragte unser Taxifahrer mit dem schönen Namen Carlos Henrique da Silva de Paiva. „Nein, aus Deutschland …“. Schweigen. „Oh, scheiße, 7:1“, und zeigte uns die Gänsehaut auf seinem Arm. Das WM-Halbfinale, das jetzt etwas mehr als zwei Jahre...
Bikerafting Alaska’s Portage Pass

Bikerafting Alaska’s Portage Pass

We didn’t originally plan on riding over Portage Pass to Whittier – why would we? At two miles long, the Portage Pass Trail is shorter than the paddle across Portage Lake to get to it. The original plan was to spend a few hours packrafting to Portage...
Canadá de bajada

Canadá de bajada

For the English version see below Salimos de Alaska por la puerta grande, por la Autopista Top of the World (cima del mundo). Y desde allí, desde bien arriba, volvimos a entrar a Canadá. Los oficiales de migraciones fueron muy simpáticos. Se ve que no todos los días...
USA: los regalos de Alaska

USA: los regalos de Alaska

For the English version please wait a couple of days, its still in the oven! Llegar a la última frontera no es algo de todos los días. Es EL momento con el que veníamos soñando desde que salimos. Nos nos costaba imaginarnos ahí, lo podíamos ver, casi sentir, pero a la...

Ecuador to Colombia

Finally we left the Finca Sommerwind campground somehow after a long stay, there were few lazy moments and nice slices of German cakes there. The drive towards the border was kind of slow, dust carried by the wind in the desert landscape with lots of roadworks...
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...
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...
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...
Grand Manan

Grand Manan

We spent 3 days exploring the island and camping on the coasts. The island is quiet – really quiet. Tea time seems to be a major event in most towns. The Eastern side is more open and has sand beaches and a Provencial Park. It’s the more populated area and...
Loonies and Toonies

Loonies and Toonies

While in Maine, we finally cracked open our guidebook for Canada. Still, we had to hit the final Junior Ranger badge in the U.S. at St. Croix before crossing over. This might be the least-visited National Historic Site in the U.S. and possibly the most thorough ranger...
Canadá pa’l Norte

Canadá pa’l Norte

For the English version see below Canadá es un país que teníamos muchas ganas de conocer. Sin haber visto demasiadas fotos ya nos imaginábamos cómo podía ser: montañas gigantes, millones de pinos y lagos por doquier. No nos equivocamos. La naturaleza de este gran país...
TELEGRAPH CREEK

TELEGRAPH CREEK

Why are we drawn along some roads and not others, especially this one,  a 112 kilometre dirt track petering out at an abandoned town, beside a fast, broad river running out of the Stikine Ranges? The writer Edward Hoagland came to Telegraph Creek in 1966, more or less...
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You know I’m really not the “7 best things to do in Ecuador” type of blogger. There are lots of small stories coming along while traveling. Today was no exception. I flip flopped the idea to write or not about some things, but it happened while...
Vacationing in BC!

Vacationing in BC!

We have parked the bikes for 2 weeks near to Venice and are headed home to Vancouver for Sara’s brother Ben’s wedding this weekend. The 11 hours of flying and the arriving at what was about 5 am Venice time with no sleep made a mess of us. Luckily we had a day to...