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Stone soup and making new friends

Stone soup and making new friends

Those who know us personally would agree that our home is an open door, where the bar and kitchen are for everyone’s enjoyment. We always love having people over, no matter where we are, which usually results in making solid friendships fast. Yes, on occasion I...
Europe Accommodation and Route

Europe Accommodation and Route

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 31 October 2016 Costs are all based on two people. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country. We didn’t always...
Pirogi tour of Poland!

Pirogi tour of Poland!

To start our tour in Poland we did a ride out from Krakow with Rafal We stuck to the small back roads to get to the monastery in the village of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, which is one of the most important pilgrim sites in Poland. “With a vision while viewing the...
Cairo and Out

Cairo and Out

Once Bubbles arrangements were sorted it was time for me to head through to Cairo for a day of sight-seeing before jet-setting back home to South Africa. At this point, I finalized a decision I had been toying with for a while. I would meet up with Bubbles in RSA and...
Italy and France, no bike though

Italy and France, no bike though

So a visit back to my roots (again) with my sister and brother in law, a first visit to her birthplace since she left for Scotland’s weather and food several decades ago. We flew to Nice with Easyjet (nice flight, no problems) picked up our what was to be crap...

Turkey: The Essentials

Turkey was one of our favorite destinations in the planning phase. We liked the expected mix of Europe and Asia while traveling Turkey overland. In this country, you can find almost everything you want. There are great beaches for relaxing or any kind of water sports....
Bilderbuch Rio de Janeiro

Bilderbuch Rio de Janeiro

„Ihr seid aus Kanada?“, fragte unser Taxifahrer mit dem schönen Namen Carlos Henrique da Silva de Paiva. „Nein, aus Deutschland …“. Schweigen. „Oh, scheiße, 7:1“, und zeigte uns die Gänsehaut auf seinem Arm. Das WM-Halbfinale, das jetzt etwas mehr als zwei Jahre...

Greece: The Essentials

More than 2000 years ago, Greece was the birthplace of Western civilization. And traces of its millennia old history are dotted all over the country. But Greece is not only for the history and archeology buffs! There are also superb beaches, beautiful islands, great...
Welcome to Iran

Welcome to Iran

„Welcome to Iran“, so oder ähnlich beginnt jedes Gespräch im Iran. Der Iran ist ein gastfreundliches Land und die Bewohner gehören zu den herzlichsten Menschen, die wir auf Reisen getroffen haben. Auch wenn die Sprachbarrieren groß sind (unsere Farsi...
Town Yetholm Norton meeting

Town Yetholm Norton meeting

So the annual meeting starring the mighty Tay Valley, Edinburgh and Northumbria branches has come around again so it must be September, unbelievable its been a year since the last one. We set off after work on Friday only to be confronted with rain, wind and crazy...
Alto de las Piedras

Alto de las Piedras

Three is the number when it comes to archaeological sites visited around San Agustin and Ismos. The third site, Alto de las Piedras is basically a small site with eight outdoor exhibits only, but still interesting enough to spend some time around. Here as well there...
Żurek and Wściekły pies

Żurek and Wściekły pies

From Kiev we will make our way east to Poland, but take a few days instead of going on the highway. The first day was 418 km to Rivne, but via Korosten and Sarny. The road surface on the E373 was very smooth. The driving here was civilized and trucks pulled over to...
Bald in Australien – und dann?

Bald in Australien – und dann?

Nun ist es tatsächlich soweit! Also fast. Dass es buchstäblich bald passiert, können wir selbst noch kaum fassen. Aber wartet ab, in ca. zwei Monaten werden wir tatsächlich einen neuen Kontinent betreten: Australien! Gerade buchen wir Flugtickets...
Auf dem Weg zur Grenze Türkei – Iran

Auf dem Weg zur Grenze Türkei – Iran

Nach dem Besuch von Kappadokien soll es schnell Richtung iranische Grenze gehen, die D100 ist die Straße, die direkt hinführt. Mit zwei Übernachtungen schaffen wir es nach Dogubayazit, etwa 35 km vor dem Grenzübergang gelegen. Hier gibt es einen, unter Reisenden...