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The Waiting Game

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We were patiently awaiting the arrival of our Bill of Lading from home while in Buenos Aires, but as two weeks slowly passed since our shipping agent posted it via express courier we started to get a tad nervous. As…
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Exterior Restoration

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VW T25 Syncro Restoration Project: Part 1: Bodywork and Painting: We bought our Syncro on what was near enough its 30th birthday. It began life in Dresden, Germany, where it served as a vehicle in their fire department. At the…
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Our Old Land Rover

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I bought my Land Rover October 2011, it is a 2002 TD5 110. It had been a Coast Guard vehicle and therefore had some military modifications when I bought it; internal roll cage, side lockers, window cut into the side,…
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Interior strip out and refit.

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VW T3 Syncro – Interior strip out and refit.2138Total £ Spent14Days Spent Working1 Awesome Van interiorOur van was purchased in a reasonable state, with poor bodywork, but relatively sound mechanics and a decent interior. After stripping…
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Let there be LED light!

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After spending the best part of two months in Alaska and Canada we were used to having plenty of daylight as we setup camp and prepared the evening meals. Unfortunately, as we headed further south, the nights got darker and…
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No sleep ’til Brooklyn

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There comes a time in two perfectly reasonable people’s lives when they decide that driving cross-country to New York is a sensible thing to do. “Now wait a minute” I hear you exclaim “Aren’t you driving to Argentina? That is…
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Colorado is closed. Part 1.

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Having spent far too long faffing about in Utah and Nevada our time in Colorado was short. (That was about the only thing that was short in Colorado—everything else appeared to be of record-breaking height.) After visiting Dinosaur National Monument…
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Even More Bus Stuff

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I had sprayed some WD40 down the accelerator tube to try to force the water out the other end. It didn’t really work, but I had hoped it would at least drop the freezing point of whatever was in there.…
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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…
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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…
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What we’ve been up to

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It’s now less than two months before we leave and although that might seem like more than enough time to finish up preparations for us to get on the road, we’ve been busying ourselves to get everything organised and there…
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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…
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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…
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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…

You Tube Videos

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Hello All!  Just a quick update from the beautiful city of Prague, there is another post on it’s way shortly but in the meantime…. We have loaded a couple more YouTube videos – a quick one of Charyn Canyon in…
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Fixes and upgrades. 1.

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Factory Roof Rack fail. It was about six the morning of the third night in our roof top tent when we heard the first loud pop, which was followed about 15 minutes later by second loud pop but this time…

African Border Crossings

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We realize that there are many folks out there reading our blog to assist them in planning their own trips- with that in mind I have prepared a series of posts with the type of nitty-gritty detail that will help…

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