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Eating Horses

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After Nacho’s inspirational climb of the Alpe d’Huez we descended the switchbacks and were deposited in the quaint village of Bourg d’Oisans. We would spend the next few days making our way northwest to Paris, but before doing so we needed to…

The Alpine Reunion

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“I know it’s somewhere!” she cried out in frustration as she flipped through a stack of twenty full size trail maps, each showing a mess of trails that slipped between valleys and up endless snow-capped peaks. They were some of…

Congo Brazzaville & Kinshasa part01 (VIDEO)

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Μέχρι να στρωθώ και να γράψω δυο κουβέντες για την απίστευτη εμπειρία που είχα στα δύο Κονγκά, ρίξτε μια ματιά στο βιντεάκι για να πάρετε μια πρώτη γεύση. Και αυτό το βίντεο το αφιερώνω στην Ελληνική Κοινότητα στο Λουμπουμπάσι για την…

The Hemingway Hunter(s)

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With limited time to spend in Europe I was going to have to think of something sneaky and clever to get Sheena to let me have my way. While Sheena wanted to walk around fancy European trinket markets looking at…

D.R.Congo (Kinshasa) photos – part 06

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [πέμπτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το πρώτο Κονγκό (Brazzaville) [πρώτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [πέμπτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε…

D.R.Congo (Kinshasa) photos – part 05

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [τέταρτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [έκτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [τέταρτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις…

D.R.Congo (Kinshasa) photos – part 04

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [τρίτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [πέμπτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [τρίτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες…

D.R.Congo (Kinshasa) photos – part 03

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [δεύτερο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [τέταρτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [δεύτερο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις…

D.R.Congo (Kinshasa) photos – part 02

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [πρώτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [τρίτο μέρος]! (συμπλέκτης)” data-attachment-id=”4021″ data-orig-file=”http://worldvespa.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/idiofa-copy-01-9.jpg” data-orig-size=”640,427″ data-comments-opened=”1″ data-image-meta=”{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"20","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0.01","title":""}” data-image-title=”Idiofa copy 01 (9)” data-image-description=”” data-medium-file=”http://worldvespa.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/idiofa-copy-01-9.jpg?w=300″ data-large-file=”http://worldvespa.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/idiofa-copy-01-9.jpg?w=500″ /Πατήστε εδώ…

D.R.Congo (Kinshasa) photos – part 01

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Μιας και ακόμα δεν έχω συνέλθει από τις 2 βδομάδες μέσα στα φορτηγά και την άμμο (4 συνολικά από Κινσάσα!), κι επειδή βλέπω πως οι μέρες περνάνε σαν 1000αρα βέσπα εδώ στο Λουμπουμπάσι με τους τρελοέλληνες που έχω μπλέξει (όχι…

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) photos – part 02

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το πρώτο Κονγκό (Brazzaville) [πρώτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το δεύτερο Κονγκό (Κινσάσα) [πρώτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε τις φωτογραφίες από το πρώτο Κονγκό (Brazzaville) [πρώτο μέρος]! Πατήστε εδώ για…

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) photos – part 01

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Μιας και ακόμα δεν έχω συνέλθει από τις 2 βδομάδες μέσα στα φορτηγά και την άμμο (4 συνολικά από Κινσάσα!), κι επειδή βλέπω πως οι μέρες περνάνε σαν 1000αρα βέσπα εδώ στο Λουμπουμπάσι με τους τρελοέλληνες που έχω μπλέξει (όχι πως…

Ο Ρουβάς στο Κονγκό!

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Ο Ρουβάς (δείτε στο 05:49 γιατί) επισκέπτεται το Κονγκό, όπως πάντα καβάλα στην αγαπημένη του Vespa! Το βίντεο αυτό το αφιερώνω στην Ελληνική Κοινότητα στο Λουμπουμπάσι για την απίστευτη βοήθειά της, τη φιλοξενία της και γενικά την χαρά και τον…

On the Banks of the Rio Darro

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The grass along the banks of the Rio Darro hung tall and still under the roasting midday sun. Below the dipping reeds the water flowed crystal clear without hint of turbulence, like air with the viscosity of motor oil. A…

Corinth Canal, Greece 2-2014

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Leaving the Peloponnese and heading to Piraeus, the Athens harbor, we had to cross the famous Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea. Cut through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, it effectively makes the peninsula…

Mycenae, Peloponnese, Greece, 2-2014

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Going way back to Greek history classes in high school, Monika has a vivid memory of the Lion Gate at Mycenae, so naturally this was a must-see stop. In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centers…

Kosmás, Peloponnese, Greece 2/2014

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Driving north towards Mycene and Corinth, we could have followed the freeway, but we had read in one of our guidebooks about the little alpine village of Kosmás on the coastal route.  It was a pretty easy choice. Heading into…

Voukefalas Tool Kit

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I have always had in mind that a tool kit is useful to carry.Most important though in our case is to carry tools that you actually know how to use them. In my case my kit is minimal and is…

Sparta, Peloponnese, Greece 2/2014

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It was a short drive from Mystras to (new) Sparta, founded in the 1830s when Mystras was basically abandoned. Sparta became a prominent city-state in ancient Greece and was unique for its social system and constitution, which completely focused on…

Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua was once the capital of Guatemala, and held that honor for more than 200 years. And since the city is nearly 500 years old, the name Antigua (which means ancient) seems fitting. The city was once filled with grandiose…

Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua was once the capital of Guatemala, and held that honor for more than 200 years. And since the city is nearly 500 years old, the name Antigua (which means ancient) seems fitting. The city was once filled with grandiose…

Mystras, Peloponnese, Greece 1/2014

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Leaving Olympia we were headed south to Sparta via Mystras. It was raining. Coming down a long hill overlooking the large perfectly shaped bay towards Pylos, we passed a sign: “Nestor’s Palace”. It suddenly dawned on us that this was…

Vaccinations Update List

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Our update Vaccination list. Still have a couple to go and we can be fully covered. Click on the list bellow for details VACCINATION LIST-2…

Africa Calling

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Having arrived in Europe is both a triumph and a shock to the system. For the past two years we’ve explored the Earth’s faraway wild places with wonder and amazement. Every time we moved we were moving into the unknown,…

Murphy and His Law

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We had arrived in Turkey in the Spring, and as a result the days were generally chilly and the nights cold. Beyond Anatolia we knew it would only get worse; we’d been to Europe in Spring before and knew that…

Olympia, Peloponnese, Greece 2/2014

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Arriving at the historic town of Olympia, the original home of the Olympic Games, Spring was clearly in the air. Flowers were blooming and lemon and orange trees were overloaded and dropping fruit on the ground. Tourist season had not…