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TJ Crossing

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It didn’t occurred to me that I’ve never driven across the border from Mexico into the U.S. until I started getting close. Tijuana was our first try. We got lost. Driving around Tijuana wasn’t so bad, but following the signs…

Tires (Tyres)

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Who doesn’t like a new pair, or four, of shoes?We have been needing new tires for a while and had been holding on for the lower USA to buy them. We have had several punctures, destroyed a tyre driving…

Review Part 3: Navigation Apps on Android

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Part 3: the routing – calculation and navigation of a route Skobbler/Scout versus MapFactor NavigatorAndroid gps navigation – Review Part 3Introduction This third part of my review only covers routing (the way an app decides to take you…

Review Part 2: Navigation Apps on Android

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Part 2: category & coordinate search, map display and navigation settings Skobbler/Scout versus MapFactor NavigatorAndroid gps navigation – review part2Introduction This second part follows my Review of Road Test Navigation Apps on Android Part 1 (I recommend that…

Too much stuff: A Second Roof Rack

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Somehow the 4Runner was filling up with stuff (more than could fit in the front seats if we needed to sleep in the back). Also, our spare fuel container had leaked inside the car on the Dalton highway, which prompted…

You Better Belize It!

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Motoring out of Corozol, we were in high spirits. We were restocked, we’d made it through the border without issue, we were back in an English speaking country [which meant Ike could actually do some of the conversing!], and the…

Review: Road Test Navigation Apps on Android

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Part 1: set-up, menus, address search Skobbler/Scout versus MapFactor NavigatorReview of Android GPS appsIntroduction This is a very subjective review of Skobbler/Scout and MapFactor Navigator, based on around 6 months experience, mostly gathered in South America. More precisely,…

Budget: Ecuador

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Costa Rica to Panama – Border Cossing – Paso Canoas Quebrada Grande

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The Costa Rica to Panama (Paso Canoas, Quebrada Grande) border crossing was quite time consuming for us; on the Panama side there were a lot of trucks also trying to enter the country at the same time while only one…

Nicaragua to Costa Rica Border Crossing – Penas Blancas – La Cruz

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We found the Nicaragua to Costa Rica border crossing quite time consuming.  Normally an exit is quick and easy, but when a few coach loads of tourists turn up and it’s lunch time, you can end up waiting and waiting…..…

Onboard Shower

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Oh yeah! Hot water at the touch of a button—or rather the attaching of alligator clamps… and a 15min wait for the car to warm up.One of the creature comforts we have decided we cannot do without, is the…

Honduras to Nicaragua – Guasaule / Somotillo Border Crossing

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We found the Honduras to Nicaragua border crossing quite relaxed, exiting Honduras was a breeze and entering Nicaragua was not difficult at all. The local kids gave us a chance to practice our Spanish and kept us entertained while the…

Guatemala to El Salvador – Valle Nuevo / Chinamas border crossing

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Oct 13, 2014 | El Salvador, Guatemala, Information | 0 commentsWe decided to cross from Guatemala into El Salvador at the Valle Nuevo/ Chinamas border at it was the closest entry to the Ruta de Flores, and also much…

Second Battery and a Fridge

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Second Battery There are a several reasons why we decided to install a second battery. The main reason being we intend to install a fridge in the car, but it would also run the power inverter and LED lighting. Although…

Budget: Colombia

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Change of heart

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De kogel is door de kerk en het roer is om. We gaan niet langer per auto naar Zuid-Afrika. De afgelopen weken zijn erg onrustig geweest. Op het gebied van mondiale medische en politieke (‘of extremistische’?) problematiek, maar ook in…