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Protests and Papillon

Protests and Papillon

Damn tedious all this protesting and road-blockade malarkey, but hey… ‘C’est la vie’, as they say here in French Guiana. In our last blog we arrived in a charming but blockade-ridden, far-flung part of the EU. Now, after a month of disruption, the protesters toddle...
Malaysia Route and Accommodation

Malaysia Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 20 April 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country....

Expense Report: Malaysia

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $978.50 on living expenses and $306.17 on one-time expenses. We spent...
The Clouds over Lake Atitlan Guatemala

The Clouds over Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Of all of the numerous things we miss about Lake Atitlan, one that we miss most is days spent simply watching the cloud formations change over the lake. Sitting at over 5000ft elevation, the nearly ideal climate of the lake, along with the active volcanoes rimming it...
Build an expedition truck: Motorcycle carrier

Build an expedition truck: Motorcycle carrier

“We’re going to take bikes with us. It will keep us in shape and it’s cheaper.” “Ha, we used our bikes only once during our Africa trip. Take a motorcycle with, trust me! You will not regret it.” said a friend. But we though we knew better. So we bought two new...
Easter weekend

Easter weekend

This Easter has been quite cold (in my opinion) Easter Sunday we headed up to Arbroath home to the Smokie and to Eric who organised the 6th Smokie meeting. I have one complaint, he promised me sunshine and warmth, we got rain and cold! There was though warmth in the...
Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

After spending the winter in Nelson, we worked our way south to the biking mecca of Moab, Utah. The change in climate and recreational activities was energizing. It was, for the most part, warm, sunny, and dry. We couldn’t wait for the inaugural...
Nieuwe avonturen!

Nieuwe avonturen!

We zijn nu ruim een half jaar terug in Nederland en het gaat goed met ons. Helemaal geland en ingeburgerd zijn we nog niet, maar dat gaat iedere dag beter. De website lag even stil, maar op de achtergrond gebeurt van alles. We hebben ons volop gestort in nieuwe...
Welcome to Canada!  The Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Welcome to Canada! The Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

As we rolled up to the customs window at the Canadian border between Maine and New Brunswick, we tried to figure out how to explain the fact that our truck had exited the country around three years ago and hadn’t returned until now.  The border guard listened to...
French Guiana… bonjour!

French Guiana… bonjour!

Just over the bridge from Brazil and… politics! Overlanders are always best advised to avoid national politics as they travel, but sometimes things just jump in your face. French Guiana is an overseas department of mainland France. It’s officially part of the EU, it...