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Hoolets

Hoolets

That time of the year again, Bert & Laurennes party, as always much talking and drinking, acting the goat and plenty motorbikes. For some reason again BMW’s seemed to be the bike of choice, our usual OiC of the BBQ Gus couldn’t make it this year but a...
Wet wet and even more wet!!

Wet wet and even more wet!!

Our annual Applecross Norton trip this weekend, We left just after 6.30am Friday to meet Mickey our friend from Ireland at Lochcarron at 1 pm. The first 8 miles were dry then the rain started and never stopped much for the run up, real Scottish rain not the namby...
Der große Rundgang

Der große Rundgang

Heute feiern wir unser dreijähriges Reisejubiläum! In diesem Zuge wird es endlich Zeit unser Reisemobil vorzustellen, denn ohne ihn wären wir nie so weit gekommen: 65.800 km hat der Dicke auf dieser Reise zurück gelegt, wurde unterwegs mit...
Transfer point

Transfer point

Popayan is the capital city of the Cauca department of Colombia. It is a real colonial city, founded in 1537 by the Spanish conquistadors. Not to be confused with colourful tourist traps as Salento or Guatape. What is a colonial city? According to Britannica...
Colonial hangover

Colonial hangover

Chuchaqui is a word adopted from the Quechua language, which means hangover from drunkenness. Also often used to describe the contradictory state between colonialism and independence. Bullfighting is one of the Spanish customs that is in the chuchaqui state....
Overland travel: Truck troubles

Overland travel: Truck troubles

BAD OMEN It’s a warm spring evening and enjoying cold drinks with our friends Holger and Moni. In two days we’re making our way to Poland. We will leave a day earlier because we want to make a stop near Berlin. Around 10:30PM a phone call put us all into action. We...
Ireland

Ireland

Barely got my breath back from the return from Nepal and we were off to Ireland for the “Norton” meet at the Beara peninsula in the deep South West. I opted for the T3 in the hope of hassle free riding, that proved half right! Alex and I left on Wednesday,...

Team Canada meets up!

It is sad to leave the whole gang from Slovakia, but we must move on with the show. We started out from Takaj about 2 pm headed south to Budapest under the threatening skies. We planned to take the smaller roads and abandon them for the freeway if the weather turned...
A very fun “Program” in Kosice

A very fun “Program” in Kosice

Today the forecast is 20% rain, but it is pretty windy and chilly for our ride across Slovakia to Kosice. We set out first for Bojnice(bod-neet-sa), where we had breakfast with a view of the castle. The funny thing today was we asked the waitress if she spoke English...