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And We’re Off…

And We’re Off…

We have a departure date!  One-way tickets to Africa are purchased and shipping for Snort is arranged.  Snort with the addition of some lights, more to come as we finish up some last additions. We are feverishly finishing up last minute details on Snort, sorting out...
Cairo and Out

Cairo and Out

Once Bubbles arrangements were sorted it was time for me to head through to Cairo for a day of sight-seeing before jet-setting back home to South Africa. At this point, I finalized a decision I had been toying with for a while. I would meet up with Bubbles in RSA and...
Panamá

Panamá

A hike up a hill in a jungle within the city, can you even believe this is what Panama City looks like?   Our first night in Panama We found free camping for our first week in Panama right on the beach.  It was hot, but there was a consistent breeze from the...
A Bed for Bubbles

A Bed for Bubbles

After reaching out to every Egyptian contact we could find, we realized we were not going to track down a friend-approved mechanic in Aswan. Our only chance was in Cairo, and even there we would be looking for right-hand-drive parts for an Australian Model Land...

The Drive North – RN3, Argentina

Driving north from Ushuaia on RN3 was really just an exercise in keeping ourselves entertained.  3,094 kilometers to Buenos Aires in five days isn’t really that bad, but the straight roads, relentless headwinds, and never changing scenery meant we had to keep...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...