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Nun auch mit Drehzahlmesser

Nun auch mit Drehzahlmesser

Unser HZJ bekommt einen Drehzahlmesser Unser Buschtaxi (Bj. 2001, EU Version) hat ab Werk einen Tacho ohne Drehzahlmesser. Das wollten wir ändern – um die Drehzahl im Blick zu haben und untertouriges fahren zu vermeiden. Entschieden haben wir uns für einen VDO...
HZJ78 – Ausbau der Heck-Heizung

HZJ78 – Ausbau der Heck-Heizung

Im Zuge unseres Innenausbaus wollten wir auch die Heck-Heizung  (bzw. Fond-Heizung, hintere Heizung) ausbauen. Diese ist in unserem Fall total überflüssig, da an der Position unser Elektrik-Schrank die Innenverkleidung verdeckt und somit keine warme Luft in den...
Unser HZJ78 Innenausbau ist (fast) fertig

Unser HZJ78 Innenausbau ist (fast) fertig

Phase 1 unseres Innenausbaus ist (fast) fertig   Werkbox3 Lange Zeit hatten wir nach einer Schrauberhalle gesucht, in welche wir uns zum Bau unserer Möbel einmieten wollten. Ein paar solcher Möglichkeiten gibt es in München zwar, manche waren allerdings zeitlich...

Rainy Costa Rica

As the truck was now in order and our hotel room was becoming much too comfortable, we set off for the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.  Who could resist the tropical beaches, warm breezes, and fresh seafood?  We were pumped to start the journey. We blasted out of San...
Let there be LED light!

Let there be LED light!

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 we were forced to start using our...
Toyota – Lead the way

Toyota – Lead the way

The past year we have been busy preparing our Toyota Prado for our adventure. Since we moved to South Africa we’ve been driving a Prado as it’s our favourite car. Halfway Toyota Shelly Beach have always serviced our cars. The Halfway staff is friendly and...
Our New Ride… again! – 1993 Toyota Pickup

Our New Ride… again! – 1993 Toyota Pickup

By Richard I have an addition.  There, I said it.  I like these old Toyotas.  What’s not to like about old trucks?  Lack of power, poor fuel efficiency, no creature comforts… hey, that was supposed to be a rhetorical question. Our trip has taught me to...
15 Things You Never Want To See On Your GPS

15 Things You Never Want To See On Your GPS

Now we’ve done a lot of off roading, in Africa the easiest way to reach a destination may not be direct, it could involve a couple river crossings, or consist of driving through some dried up riverbeds, well you get the point. We’ve encountered a few disturbing...
Out trip so far

Out trip so far

Our trip so far: We have been traveling around Southern Africa since September 2013. Our initial trip was a success with a bit of a learning curve about life living on the road. We managed game drives in Kruger Park, boat trips through the Blyde River Canyon, camping...
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

What do Canadians do after spending some good quality time at the beach?  Head into the mountains, of course!  From Hopkins Village we took the gorgeous Hummingbird Highway across Belize with a slight detour through the fascinating area called Spanish Lookout,...
I Can’t Belize We Left Mexico

I Can’t Belize We Left Mexico

Yes, we did it.  Funny blog post name about Belize:  Check!  We spent 4 months in Mexico and, although we loved it, were ready to explore some new territory. As soon as Ash’s parents were on a flight back home we blasted out of the Yucatan ASAP.  It was time to get on...
The Oliver Family Visits the Yucatan

The Oliver Family Visits the Yucatan

After leaving the jungle in Palenque we started on the long trip to Playa del Carmen.  We had a few days before Ash’s parents were flying in and meeting us there, so we hopped in the truck and headed to the Gulf of Mexico side of the peninsula.  After an 8 hour...
Mexico City – I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Mexico City – I Want to Ride My Bicycle

After our trip to the amazing pyramids in Teotihuacan, we parked the truck at the RV park and hopped on a bus bound for Mexico City. The bus ride was about 45 minutes into town, and from there the metro took us to the Centro Historico of one of the largest cities in...
La Penita Market

La Penita Market

La Penita Market 8am-Noon every Thursday We were told by more than one person that we had to go check out the market in La Penita.  By 8am the vendors will be fully set up, but it won’t be too busy. As Roy Orbison sang, “Anything you need, you got...