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From the rubble

From the rubble

This post is about some things that people from our home town of Christchurch are sick of hearing about. Earthquakes. Rebuilding. And crumbling stone churches. It seems appropriate to be writing about the crumbling earthquake-ravaged churches of Antigua today. Just as...
Little Corn island for the day

Little Corn island for the day

We decided to go to Little Corn island and check out the action, or lack of it, for the day. We had a bumpy boat ride in the straight between the islands which left us not feeling too good when we first arrived to the island. However, we quickly bounced back once we...
On the road in Turkey

On the road in Turkey

It is a lazy Sunday morning and we are 48 hours from our flight to Nepal, sipping tea in a quiet Istanbul neighborhood. The morning news headline is about families of the US consulate staff in Istanbul being asked to leave Turkey, citing security threats. A coup...
Route planning

Route planning

Route planning might be the best fun for a traveler, or the biggest nightmare. In fact, you have to plan before setting off for an overland trip. But it depends on different things, in which extend. During the preparations for our trip we had many thoughts about this...
Brasilia: a Futuristic City in the Present

Brasilia: a Futuristic City in the Present

For a long time we thought we wouldn’t get to Brasilia – due to its inland location, far from anywhere else. In the end we spent over a week in Brazil’s capital city. And we are both glad we went, because visiting Brasilia has been an uplifting experience,...
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...
The Truth is Out There Scully!!!

The Truth is Out There Scully!!!

Firstly, I always re-read my previous post before beginning the next in an effort to ensure some form of flow and continuity! Having done this, I felt it came across with an air of negativity toward our time in the US to date – polar opposite from the reality of...
Family business and a few trips

Family business and a few trips

A man and his van! What have we been up to since we returned from Australia? A lot and not so much….. depending on how you look at it. Read on for a general update on some van changes, short trips, family business and more. Taking care of family business meant selling...
Slovakia

Slovakia

8/2014 All though we drove through it all, Slovakia for us was just one overnight  stay in  the capital Bratislava during our overland trip from Europe to Australia in 2014. Overwhelmed from it’s neighbour Czech Republic this small country does not fall back in...