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Another visit to Otavalo

Another visit to Otavalo

Otavalo was pretty much Gringovalo on Saturday, I never seen this many tourists, maybe at Chichicastenango in Guatemala, at an artisan market. The market is loaded with tons of ‘indigenous’ crafts, pretty much sure that 80% of it is made in Asia. But if...

How we sneaked into Alang Ship Wrecking Plant

India is the world’s number one in recycling! Well, not when it comes to recycling domestic waste. This is pretty obvious, once you have seen the big piles of waste outside most Indian towns and cities. But India hosts the world’s largest ship recycling...
DIY Motorhome: Electrics

DIY Motorhome: Electrics

Our house is off-grid! By this I mean that since we started travelling in Blu we haven’t had to plug it into a main power supply (although we can). Our solar panels and battery have so far proven to be enough! Despite having electric machines for coffee,...
No Burma-Shave in Myanmar

No Burma-Shave in Myanmar

Myanmar is reluctant to let foreigners in with their own vehicles. We saw on the registration log book at the immigration office that our bikes were the 140 and 141st vehicles allowed entry from India in the past twelve months, not a lot of folks coming this way....

Myanmar Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 17 January 2017 Below is the list of hotels we stayed at during our tour of Myanmar and our route map. We aren’t providing a detailed listing of every hotel and we actually don’t know the prices...

Expense Report: Myanmar

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $470.30 on living expenses and $3,019.90 on one-time expenses. We spent...

Noch mehr Wadis und Hajar Gebirge

Wenn es etwas im Überfluss gibt im Oman, dann sind es Wadis oder Trockenflußbette im Deutschen. Mittlerweile hat der moderne Straßenbau es zwar möglich gemacht selbst mit Zweiradantrieb auf Erkundungstour zu gehen, aber einige Pisten finden wir dennoch. Auf einer...
India lite

India lite

India’s a lot of things but high on the list of legend is how difficult riding here can be. Animals, people, parked trucks, suicidal drivers, no rules, and constant obstacles in the road made riding here a challenge but it was not as bad as we had feared. It helped...
India Route and Accommodation

India Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 17 January 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the...

Expense Report: India

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $662.34 on living expenses and $365.77 on one-time expenses. We spent...
Embrace Travel Without Fear

Embrace Travel Without Fear

Enter your email below and start restoring your faith in humanity   Our goal is to embrace travel without fear of that which is foreign. Without fear of people who are different. Sign up for our newsletter to keep your sense of travel alive. As travelers, we are as...
VW Festival

VW Festival

VW. VW. VW. Be prepared for an overload!  We are going to the Siam VW Festival in Bangkok, invited by our new Thai VW friends. Our first taste of a Dub meet, and we are super excited. Every type of VW is ours to gaze at, Beetles, Golfs, Kalman’s and just...
India – Udaipur, When the River Lights Up

India – Udaipur, When the River Lights Up

  Chai masala! Chai masala! This must be at least the 3 time this morning that i heard someone selling tea in the subway car. Either the Indian folks have no manners, get up really early or i am not entirely sure what time it is. In the now-infamous Darien Gap...
Ende gut, alles gut – Teil 2: Abschied

Ende gut, alles gut – Teil 2: Abschied

Nun wird es ernst. Wir haben uns mit der Agentur auf einen Verschiffungstermin geeinigt. Ganze sechs Wochen nehmen wir uns Zeit, unser Auto und dessen Inhalte auf das Sauberkeits-Niveau eines Neuwagens zu kriegen (und nebenbei weiter am Computer zu arbeiten). Die...