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Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar

Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar

For some reason, I felt nervous. Even though this is our 20th country…and that probably means at least 19 border crossings, so there is nothing to be afraid, right? Maybe its genetic imprinting, from the time i was a little boy I’ve thought of borders as a...

Expense Report: Morocco

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $2,176.77 on living expenses and $3,557.62 or one-time expenses. We spent...
Cuenca

Cuenca

Having Big White liberated from port we rearranged the interior of the van from shipping state to travel, which took some four hours. With all the possibilities of theft in ports the van was heavily secured inside and outside with a better safe than sorry thought....
Copa Air

Copa Air

With Big White in port waiting to be loaded to the Zenith Leader (NYK) vehicle carrier RoRo ship it was time to buy the tickets for the Guayaquil flight. It was way more expensive than expected. After having the flight booked I sent off a booking for Blaze to Copa...
That vehicle shipping thing

That vehicle shipping thing

The major overlander story coming out from Panama is usually regarding to vehicle shipping, dog shipping and flying down to Cartagena. As there is no way they will build a road through the Darien Gap, the interests of shipping companies and the Canal are too high, the...
Panama Canal Railway

Panama Canal Railway

Panama seems to be about two things, the Canal and the Banks these days. But its said that the Canal would have not been possible to build without the Panama Railway, which played a major role in the construction of the canal. The railway was built by the Americans...
Bill’s 130th birthday bash

Bill’s 130th birthday bash

So we realised at the end of season meeting last year in the borders that this year Bill Reith from Aberdeen would turn 80 and his Norton Atlas will have been in his ownership for 50 years so we thought we should celebrate this occasion by having a camping weekend in...
Morocco Accommodation and Route

Morocco Accommodation and Route

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 11 June 2016 Costs are all based on two people, two motorcycles, and one tent. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. Many of the campsites had internet but we did not test it as we had...
Colon

Colon

After Big White got its wheels back again it was time for a test spin and the road led to North of Panama City, Colon. Now Colon was not a high importance colonial town, actually its existence came to light at the mid 1800’s only as a starting point of the...
Stats North Carolina and Tennessee 

Stats North Carolina and Tennessee 

We have combined these two states as the A.T. is also the states borders.  Miles walked: 386.6 (622.2km) Money spent: $3420 ($103.60/day) CAD This amount includes about $500 in gear. We had to replace our shoes on short notice and we splurged on nice pillows, we...
Korea – Car Shipping Guide

Korea – Car Shipping Guide

Download the PDF version – Busan Car Shipping.pdf 1 Overview There are many ports in South Korea to which you can ship your vehicle in a container. However, as far as we know only Busan has the necessary Customs office to process the import of your vehicle. The...
Chile Finale

Chile Finale

The Atacama Desert sits between us and the Pacific Ocean in northern Chile. As we leave Argentina over the 4,800 m Jama Pass, we’re heading to the Atacama to check-out some weird sandstone formations and some geysers. Then it’s down to the coast for a bit of beach...
Hurry up and wait

Hurry up and wait

Ran out of luck in Panama City and our van broke down. Ironically it happened on the way to the DIJ inspection after leaving the NYK – Norton Lilly office in hurry, to get our exit permit for the van, shipping was due in two days. First moments were spent in...
Malaysia

Malaysia

Entering our 23rd and final country with the Beaut (we’d been to a couple of others on route without her) had mixed emotions. Was this really to be our last border crossing? Would we finally, finally get searched properly? No, it turns out. The border crossing...