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Closest to the Moon

Closest to the Moon

Physically speaking, we’re doing some ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ in Ecuador. We enter from Peru across miles and miles of banana low-land. Then we climb up-high. We get lots of cheese and chocolate, and spend a night closest to the moon. After that, we do a quick swing off a...
Taking a New Look at Mazatlan

Taking a New Look at Mazatlan

If I’m being honest, Mazatlan has never been our favorite city. It is widely popular and does offer long, stunning beaches, but for a variety of reasons, we have never embraced this Pacific coastal town. However, after braving the Devil’s Backbone and...
Tupiza to Oruro (Bolivia) SO2Ep10

Tupiza to Oruro (Bolivia) SO2Ep10

Crossing the Argentina-Bolivia border north of Humahuaca, as I read the night before on the internet, was meant to be a painful long process. So the next day we arrived prepared. In reality though, everything went rather smoothly and after finishing with the border...
Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Let’s say you have three days to spend on Prince Edward Island.  What do you do with your time?  We asked the same question of ourselves and our social media friends and came up with the following.  Luckily, PEI is the smallest (in land size and population) of...
Full stop on Bali, Indonesia

Full stop on Bali, Indonesia

Up in the lush hills of Bali, just North of Denpasar, is a little town called Ubud. The population of Ubud on any given day is a diverse mix indeed: millennial backpackers, wealthy jet setters (Barack Obama and family were in town while we were here), day tripping...

Expense Report: Indonesia

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 $4,848.02 on living expenses and $10,036.41 on one-time expenses. We...
Hoolets

Hoolets

That time of the year again, Bert & Laurennes party, as always much talking and drinking, acting the goat and plenty motorbikes. For some reason again BMW’s seemed to be the bike of choice, our usual OiC of the BBQ Gus couldn’t make it this year but a...
Diesel & Fuel Issues in Bolivia

Diesel & Fuel Issues in Bolivia

Although this topic has been mentioned many times and probably read even more on the internet, we decided to put together this tip post about foreign vehicles & fuel in Bolivia. We spent in total the allowed 30 days in Bolivia and we had absolutely no problems...
Far-west with Whales

Far-west with Whales

The coastal route doesn’t showcase the best of north Peru for the tourist; much more excitement on the Andean route. Loads to see there. But we got that tick last year and boy, is it a sloooow way to go! So this time, after arriving in south Peru from Brazil, crossing...
Story Boxes… the big update!

Story Boxes… the big update!

So we’ve been a bit slack on the blog updates recently…. not our fault… we blame the location really! You see, it’s all down to this fab beach-camp.  We’ve been doing a bit of pottering about, cleaning and maintenance on Cuthbert,...
Botswana: New Parts, New Friends

Botswana: New Parts, New Friends

For a desert country, it seems strange that half of Botswana’s landscape is dominated by water features. Almost all of Botswana is part of the Kalahari desert, yet it’s most famed features are rivers, a river delta, and lake beds. As we drove through the border post...
Our Time on Lake Atitlan

Our Time on Lake Atitlan

The huge and spectacular Lago Atitlan was quickly to become our home away from home. We had been on a quick time limit to reach the town of San Pedro, as we were booked in for a few weeks of Spanish lessons, where we would stay with a local family and attempt to blast...
Wet wet and even more wet!!

Wet wet and even more wet!!

Our annual Applecross Norton trip this weekend, We left just after 6.30am Friday to meet Mickey our friend from Ireland at Lochcarron at 1 pm. The first 8 miles were dry then the rain started and never stopped much for the run up, real Scottish rain not the namby...