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Ho Chi Minh City – Madness and Mayhem

Ho Chi Minh City – Madness and Mayhem

Wow, wow and wow! What an introduction to Vietnam! Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is like an over excited child on a sugar rush, wearing bright vivid colours, shouting, dancing and dragging you by the hand to come and explore, and absolutely not taking no for an answer!...
Angekommen

Angekommen

Die Klimaanlage schnurrt leise vor sich hin, es ist angenehm kühl. Wir liegen in einem bequemen Bett und schauen an die hohe Decke des wunderschönen alten Hauses. Es ist ein gutes Gefühl. Wir sind zufrieden. Wir sind in Singapur angekommen. Gestern Abend haben wir...

Hanoï du 19 au 24 nov

C’est ici que nous commençons notre périple en Asie du sud-est. Le dépaysement est instantané. Nous savions un peu à quoi nous attendre étant déjà aller en Thaïlande et Thomas au Vietnam. C’est donc Charlie qui a fait son baptême de l’Asie.​La...
Coffee Colombia

Coffee Colombia

24th December Colombia is working on shaking off its perceived image as a dangerous and risky place to visit; to attract more visitors to its shores, it has adopted a new slogan ‘The only risk is wanting to stay’.  So far, it’s true, although we are always careful...
Enticing Mui Ne

Enticing Mui Ne

We pulled into town on the afternoon bus from Saigon. Heat waves shimmered off the pavement, and the smell of pungent fish sauce assaulted our sinuses. Saigon, our entry point into Vietnam, had been sheer chaos. Amazing, intriguing, delicious and dripping in history...
Planlos in Südostasien

Planlos in Südostasien

Nach der erfolgreichen Chinadurchquerung sind wir nun endlich in Laos gestrandet. Unsere Reiseplanung hat somit hier aufgehört und wir waren gewillt, uns ernsthafte Gedanken für den weiteren Reiseverlauf in Südostasien zu machen. Doch irgendwie scheinen...

Mais où sont-ils (prise 2)

Lents. Oui, nous sommes vraiment lents, sur la route comme sur le blog. Vous vous demandez où nous nous trouvons actuellement ? Si vous avez suivi un peu nos aventures, vous avez dû comprendre que nous ne sommes pas restés longtemps en Turquie....
The Micro-Start XP-1

The Micro-Start XP-1

It’s not often an experienced mechanic sounds giddy over the phone, but Dave Anderson sounded giddy when he called me from his Flagstaff, Arizona, shop, the Good Carma Garage (which really should be a radio program). “I just bought this thing off a tool truck, and you...
Mazatlan How We Love Thee

Mazatlan How We Love Thee

We arrived in Mazatlan fresh off the boat, and with no map we made our way through town to the Zona Dorada (The Golden Zone) in which the RV parks are located.  After some tediously uninteresting and un-blogpost worthy activities such as laundry and unpacking, we...
Happening Halong Bay

Happening Halong Bay

You Sing! You Sing! The karaoke microphone was thrust into Jim’s hand by the cheering crowd. Thick smoke circled the room, becoming increasingly worse as the passing tobacco bong was alternated by chain smoking cigarettes.. I sat silently, waiting to see what he would...
The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

WARNING: This blog post contains graphic content. We highly encourage you to read it for your own education, but be aware that you will probably find it disturbing. There is a high school in downtown Phnom Penh, Cambodia, known as S21. The facility is no longer used...
The Imperial Citadel of Hue

The Imperial Citadel of Hue

Hue is the former capital of Vietnam, situated nearly in the center of the country. It is an easy city to get a hang of, split down the middle by the Perfume River, boarded by an appealing boardwalk.  The weather is infamously bad,  with the Truong Son Mountains...
Driving the Alcan

Driving the Alcan

When traveling, there are moments when I think “we are really adventurous” or “I can’t believe we just did that” (such as the time we got lost on a solo hike in the Hmong Villages in Vietnam near the border with China and had to hitchhike on the back of motorcycles...
Why we are driving next time

Why we are driving next time

Why we are driving next time July 28, 2013 The following are accepted facts when booking transport in Cambodia: Two hours will mean four… or more. Descriptions like ‘VIP’ and ‘Air-con’ are unrelated to the actual trip you are booking (they are simply added to make the...
How to Cross the Street in Saigon

How to Cross the Street in Saigon

I started to step into the street, my foot hovering in the air as my knees shook with fright. Heat, humidity, and exhaust fumes engulfed me as the air literally shook around me from what appeared to be thousands of vehicles swirling on all sides of the round-about. It...
Peru Part 1

Peru Part 1

So I have to back track in order to bring the blog up to date. The next few blogs concerning Peru covers what turned out to be the most challenging and adventurous rides on the trip. After escaping across the border from Ecuador into Peru the first town we came across...

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