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Piece from the Middle East!

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It’s been a long week, but it’s been fruitful here in the Middle East. WE HAVE A VEHICLE!!! A beautiful golden Land Rover Discovery 1999! We decided a Discovery would be the best option for a bunch of reasons, availability…

International Driving Permits

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Today me and my right-hand man, Michael, drove on up to the local CAA store in Sarnia and got ourselves some International Driving Permits – which we’ll be needing to drive our vehicle in many of the countries on the…

A Brief Update – Africa

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So as of right now we’re just trying to decide on what kind of vehicle we want to purchase for the trip, and where we’re going to buy it. We’re leaning towards a Land Rover Discovery (1994-1999), before they changed…

EVENT: Vermont Overland Trophy 2013

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For the FULL event details and best pictures check out my article on Motus: VOT 2013: That Mud Tastes Like Maple Syrup! This was the inaugural Vermont Overland Trophy and I was asked by Alex of Columbia Overland to join…

U.S. Customs Crushes Land Rover Defender

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I hope you’re not a fan of Defenders.  If so, you probably don’t want to watch this video. In Baltimore last week, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol sadly destroyed a Land Rover Defender 110 which it seized in April after…

Land Rover Defender Buying Guide

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This is specifically aimed for those buying Land Rover Defenders, but certain points are applicable to other vehicles. It is skewed towards those buying a Defender for an overland expedition, but is applicable to all potential buyers. Top tips: –         …

Something different this time — Leon, Nicaragua

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Leon, Nicaragua Where I stayed <divclass=”” style=”padding-bottom:7px”> Hotel Austria Leon (Leon hotels) We have been asked a few times about the vehicle we are driving on this trip along with its equipment. So what follows is not about where we…

Greece’s Woes

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It was with a reluctant parting of eyelids and a woollen head that I surfaced. My slumber had been prematurely interrupted by shouted chants and sounds of a ruckus in the street below. I stumbled woodenly to the open window,…

Disorders on Borders Part 2

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Two things stood out from our brief visit to Albania, the cars on the road and their drivers. I read somewhere that in Albania 80% of cars are Mercedes. Although this seems ridiculous, our experience told us it couldn’t be…

Serb Your Enthusiasm

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‘You’ll pretty much just need your flip flops and board shorts Guy’… This was the advice given to me from my brother, Sebastian, prior to joining the three intrepid doctors for the first several months of the trip through Europe…

Austria: hospitality, sarcasm and the dangers of group psychology

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We left Bratislava across the Danube. I was excited to cross this great river that has always formed one of history’s most significant borders. Looking across the misty banks, I could picture anxious  roman legionnaires at the limits of civilisation,…

Expats, tour guides and video store housing!

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We packed up and hesitantly started down the road toward Puerto Vallarta first thing in the morning. We had such a good time in Sayulita, that it was difficult to leave, but the road was calling. My check engine light…

Trying hard to depart…

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Our journey to Dover had two key stops: my parents’ house in Somerset and Dan’s father’s house in Maidenhead.  Dan and I took our cars up to Somerset and waited for Rich who would drive up once the landy had…

Installing the Frontrunner accessories!

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Last week Friday we received the Frontrunner Accessories for the Landy and I was like a kid in a toy store. I got to spend the weekend measuring and drilling and bolting stuff on to other stuff. Man heaven.  The guys at…

Overlanders in the Baviaanskloof

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On a recent trip to the Baviaanskloof with two Norwegian overlanders (www.unurban.no) we learnt a few things about ourselves. Naturally there was the mine is bigger, quicker and smarter than yours camping/ vehicle competition, but in true overlander style less is…

Overlanders in the Baviaanskloof

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On a recent trip to the Baviaanskloof with two Norwegian overlanders (www.unurban.no) we learnt a few things about ourselves. Naturally there was the mine is bigger, quicker and smarter than yours camping/ vehicle competition, but in true overlander style less is…

Turbo Lag

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We all knew it would happen, even with all the planning, all the precautions, all the money thrown at it and still the Land Rover breaks down with 3 days to go. Well perhaps that’s not fair, it was running…

Packing

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With 2 weeks to go we thought it would be a good idea to start packing. August the 16th, our off date, is fast approaching and with the exception of our visas, injections, Carnet, international driving license, passport photos, tent,…