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Suiting Up

Suiting Up

After getting passed the equator it was time to start thinking about our planned “gap” in the trip. I had agreed to join Ross with the caveat that I needed to go on a North American wedding tour in July and this seemed to correspond with Ross’s need to renew health...
Botswana

Botswana

Charles and I were excited to be heading to Botswana, the two nights we had spent there coming from Zambia were amazing; lots of wild life, great people; so crossing the border we felt a slight feeling of trepidation! The border was fairly disorganised, much like...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Namibia

Namibia

​Namibia had been the dream for so long, all through the roughest parts of the trip – Everything will be great once we get to Namibia. There will be shops and toilets and campsites and campfires. There will be minimal bureaucracy. They speak English. It...
Some Thoughts As We Head Home

Some Thoughts As We Head Home

It appears that we’re living in a time that’s increasingly controlled by people who tell us we need to shut ourselves off. We need to close our borders, lock our doors, buy guns, build walls, trust nobody. It appears that we’re living in a time that’s...
Congo Brazzaville

Congo Brazzaville

We arrived at the Cameroon border and were pleased to see it was laid out in order with signs to direct you where to go. This was incredible, most borders are a guessing game with most lacking in organisation and order. But this was a real treat. We walked in, got our...
Torres del Paine – Chile

Torres del Paine – Chile

If you have had it with the pretty mountain pictures on this blog, well i can’t help you. This is going to be all about mountains and a bit about us. Maybe a bit about Chile and Argentina? The national park Torres del Paine, pride of all Chile, can only be reached on...
Zambia …

Zambia …

Did we know anything about this country before visiting? No, not really! Our first impressions – after the border! – were quite good: good roads (with only a few potholes) and very clean … Everybody we met on the road was very friendly and spoke...

Expense Report: Uruguay

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 $1,595.18 on living expenses and $2,096.31 for one-time expenses. We...
Nigeria

Nigeria

We woke up at the crack of dawn, 5am! To leave the lovely Songhai hotel to make our way to the Nigerian border. We decided we would avoid the notoriously bad Seme border and try the next crossing slightly north at the Igolo town in Benin. We were nervous to cross as...