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Earning Your Ferry Wings

Earning Your Ferry Wings

A guide to crossing into Zambia at the Kazungula border crossing. Rule #1: You are not a truck driver. Do not join the truck queue! This beastly queue extends for kilometers. The ferry’s can only manage one truck at a time and preference is given to passenger...
Northern Peru

Northern Peru

Leaving Ecuador via La Balsa was smooth as silk, and after crossing the bridge into Peru we found ourselves walking into a shipping container converted into an Immigration Office. Our first Peruvian interpersonal experience kicked off with a friendly, yet very...
Easy Living in Ecuador

Easy Living in Ecuador

Our two Toyotas crossed into Ecuador, passing through an international border in record time, and as a bonus it was totally free (unlike most of Central America)! Ecuador has already scored major points in our book, and we just got here! The Frenchies proposed we make...
Africa: Take 2

Africa: Take 2

That’s right – I’m going back. Returning to the place I left almost five years ago. Five years? Yep, that’s right; almost five years have passed since I arrived in Cape Town on my bicycle. This time, I’m returning without the bicycle. Instead, I’ve got my...
Alpine, TX

Alpine, TX

With Big Bend behind, next station was Davis Mountains. On the way I stopped in Alpine, TX for some gas and a quick stroll through the colourful old town with a camera.  I noticed in the stretch between Lajitas and Alpine that many people live in miniature homes,...
Truck has been sold

Truck has been sold

Well, I sold the truck late last night and am scheduled to fly out tonight. It was sad selling “Black Beauty” as it finalized my return and the conclusion of the South American portion of the trip all in one event. We had an amazing time with our 4Runner,...
Paddlewheel Graveyard

Paddlewheel Graveyard

The best ferry ride we have been on yet is at Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. It runs across the big, wide, muddy, Yukon River. The cars drive on from one dirt shore (it holds about 8 cars) and drive off on the next dirt shore. But because of the current, there...

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