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Kyrgyzstan – Issykul Lake

Kyrgyzstan – Issykul Lake

You find yourself here again…and reading about Kyrgyzstan. A few things are running through your mind: is Ivan running out of material to talk about? And is there nothing better to read on the internet? I’ll answer both of those questions:...
Loas Markets

Loas Markets

​The first thing that hits you when you wander into one of Laos markets is the smell; the pungent aroma of fish sauce, for me, will forever be synonymous with Southeast Asian bazaars. Added to this, an olfactory fusion of garlic, frying shrimp paste, spices,...
Finding Magic

Finding Magic

A “Magical Village” is a place with symbolism, legends, history, important events, day-to-day life – in other words, “magic” in its social and cultural manifestations, with great opportunities for tourism We have long been fascinated by the...
IMAGES OF ALASKA

IMAGES OF ALASKA

It’s good to see the old pioneer spirit is alive and kicking here in Alaska. From the back of Valdez we take a walk up the track beside Mineral Creek. It draws us into a steep-sided valley, the sun that we have finally been blessed with sparkling on the...
HIGHWAY TO THE MIDNIGHT SUN

HIGHWAY TO THE MIDNIGHT SUN

Forget to buy your packet of cigarettes in Carmacks and it’s another 222 kilometres before the next opportunity, such are the vast distances up here. For days forests and lakes and mountains unfurl beyond our stone-shattered windshield, though we are gaining...
great day

great day

Today is a great day for us, we are back in the nothern hemisphere. We have crossed the Equator in Kenya and we have reached our friends at Rainbow in Kampala/Uganda … … and we are travelling since 700 days. Incredible!! Welcome at Rainbow Equator in Kenya...
Quer aprender sobre a cultura de um país?

Quer aprender sobre a cultura de um país?

Quer aprender sobre a cultura de um país? Visite seus mercados municipais. Nós fazemos muito isso. As vezes vamos para fazer compras, almoçarmos ou simplesmente para ver seu burburinho. No Mercado Municipal de Almaty, Cazaquistão, temos que confessar que quebramos uma...
The Drive North – RN3, Argentina

The Drive North – RN3, Argentina

Driving north from Ushuaia on RN3 was really just an exercise in keeping ourselves entertained.  3,094 kilometers to Buenos Aires in five days isn’t really that bad, but the straight roads, relentless headwinds, and never changing scenery meant we had to keep...
Hill Tribe Life in Laos

Hill Tribe Life in Laos

We spent most of our time in Laos driving the small mountain roads, particularly in the north of the country. Remote and rural, at times we found ourselves bumping along pot-holed surfaces or driving in billowing clouds of dust on half-finished tracks. The scenery was...
The Rockie Route

The Rockie Route

A couple of coffees, a six pack or a bottle of red! This is a long one! I’m blaming it on a lack of sufficient internet… Moab! Favoured destination of the rock crawling 4×4 community along with every other type of powered ATV you can imagine! But this...
Namibia – visit 2 – 1

Namibia – visit 2 – 1

We were in Namibia around lunch time after getting through the border at break neck speed, only having to pay 250N$ for road tax (17N$ to the pound, same exchange rate as SA – both their economies are fairly codependent.. You can even pay in rand in Namibia...
2 anos na estrada!!!

2 anos na estrada!!!

Hoje comemoramos 2 anos na estrada em nossa segunda volta ao mundo… incrível como o tempo passa rápido. Mas celebraremos esse dia na oficina da Land Rover de Almaty, Cazaquistão. Precisamos fazer algumas manutenções em nosso carro para que ele continue nos...
Ushuaia, The Southernmost City in the World

Ushuaia, The Southernmost City in the World

Upon leaving Puerto Natales we realized that literally within several days we would arrive at the end of the road: Ushuaia, Argentina. Despite this fact, we still had close to 1,000 kilometers to go. A quick boat ride from Punta Delgada across the narrowest section of...
The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind

We miss our people, our tribe. Especially now, during in what is low season in central Mexico (although why that is I am baffled), among empty campgrounds, we are missing those we love. With no new overlanders to connect with, our thoughts turn, even more, to friends...
Midsummer Update

Midsummer Update

  During the last year of our planning, Pronghorn Overland Gear has been one of our most excited supporters. They committed to work with us early in the process, and are always excited to hear about what we are working on to get this trip rolling. Since we...
TELEGRAPH CREEK

TELEGRAPH CREEK

Why are we drawn along some roads and not others, especially this one,  a 112 kilometre dirt track petering out at an abandoned town, beside a fast, broad river running out of the Stikine Ranges? The writer Edward Hoagland came to Telegraph Creek in 1966, more or less...
Seeking Silence

Seeking Silence

Lesson learned. Do not, and I repeat, do not, rent an apartment prior to arriving in town. Our three months in Puerto Vallarta was wonderful.. until it wasn’t. So much of our time was great; We got a lot of work done, writing for me and the launch of Jim’s...