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Overland travel: German Christmas Market

Overland travel: German Christmas Market

Notwithstanding the very sad events that just took place in Berlin, we would like to remember the positive spirit of the German Christmas Markets and wish you happy holidays! This month we visited two Christmas Markets (called “Weihnachtsmarkt”) in...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
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...