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Gilded Overlanding In Myanmar

Gilded Overlanding In Myanmar

When we first set out in 2012 Burmese land borders were well and truly closed, so back then our option was shipping from India to SE Asia. In 2014, with a shift in political power, land borders opened up to foreigners. For once our delayed itinerary had gone in our...
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...
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,...