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That vehicle shipping thing

That vehicle shipping thing

The major overlander story coming out from Panama is usually regarding to vehicle shipping, dog shipping and flying down to Cartagena. As there is no way they will build a road through the Darien Gap, the interests of shipping companies and the Canal are too high, the...
Panama Canal Railway

Panama Canal Railway

Panama seems to be about two things, the Canal and the Banks these days. But its said that the Canal would have not been possible to build without the Panama Railway, which played a major role in the construction of the canal. The railway was built by the Americans...
Don’t visit Rio in a big overlander truck!

Don’t visit Rio in a big overlander truck!

The headline of this article is very personal and doesn’t suggest in any way that you shouldn’t visit Rio de Janeiro at all. You might be lucky, and fall in love with this famous city. But for us it was a different story… Our conclusion: don’t...
A Bit of Brazil

A Bit of Brazil

It’s not all samba and football in Brazil you know, there’s other good stuff too! Last time we came to Brazil it was for a Caipirinha-fuelled 24 hr stop-over in Río with the freight-ship on our way to Uruguay. Now we’re zipping in from Bolivia to see a different...
Brasilien Salvador – Fortaleza

Brasilien Salvador – Fortaleza

      Salvador – Estancia – Xingo Rio Sao Francisco – Maceio – Porto das Pedras – Maragogi – Recife – Ponto de Seixas – San Miguel de Costoso – Fortaleza Acarajé haben ihren Ursprung in Westafrika, die Teigbällchen aus Bohnenmehl werden in Dendé=Palmöl...
El Chaltén and Mt Fitz Roy

El Chaltén and Mt Fitz Roy

[[After a small blog-detour to Bolivian market, we’re back in Patagonia. Last time, we left Chile and crossed the border to Argentina. Carretera Austral is, unfortunately, basically a dead end road – there is no road connecting it’s end in Villa...
Tarabuco: Bolivian market

Tarabuco: Bolivian market

The last post left us just after the magnificent Carretera Austral and the Lago General Carrera lake in southern Chile / Argentina, so naturally we continue with… Bolivia? We had a few other articles prepared, but this time we decided to try and write something...
A Few Days in Quito, Ecuador

A Few Days in Quito, Ecuador

We took a few days and visited Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Because we forgot the travel oxygen tank, we ended up cutting the visit short, as the altitude was bothering Bruce. It’s a beautiful city, even when you don’t get to see everything you planned....
Beginning Bolivia

Beginning Bolivia

We never learn our lesson! Crossing a border during the sacred ‘eating of the lunch’ ritual – don’t do it folks! These people take their lunch-break seriously! You only end up with a lot of waiting and not necessarily in an orderly line. But in our excitement at...
Nahuel Huapi Traverse, Argentina

Nahuel Huapi Traverse, Argentina

We made a quick stop in Bariloche (the largest town in Lakes District) to stock up on groceries and sample some chocolate at Mamuschka (try the hazelnut-filled one) before heading to our campsite at Lago Gutierrez.  Bariloche was an interesting city.  Only after...