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A very fun “Program” in Kosice

A very fun “Program” in Kosice

Today the forecast is 20% rain, but it is pretty windy and chilly for our ride across Slovakia to Kosice. We set out first for Bojnice(bod-neet-sa), where we had breakfast with a view of the castle. The funny thing today was we asked the waitress if she spoke English...

Day of the Dead – It is deadly serious stuff

This time round we were lucky to end up celebrating Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is a completely different vibe than St Miguel de Allende.  “A burgeoning cultural and culinary capital with a beautiful colonial core of lovely, tree-shaded...
Marpha – Mukinath- Pokhara

Marpha – Mukinath- Pokhara

A quick blog update, yesterday we left Marpha at 7am to head to Muktinath the higest point on uor journey at a mere 3700M, the roads were hell to begin with then for the last 15km they were good gravel. After a visit to the temple (of course) we set off back to...
Pokhara to Marpha

Pokhara to Marpha

We left Pokhara at 8.30 and headed out of town, not as crazy as Khathmandu but you still need to keep your wits about you. We headed on a scenic road to Beni for lunch, the few km’s before Beni the road started to break up, an indication of what lay ahead. The road...
Chitwan to Tansen then Pokhara

Chitwan to Tansen then Pokhara

We left Chitwan feeling a bit rough, the delights of Nepalese cooking aren’t going well with us at the moment, the first 50 or so Km’s were busy congested and polluted then it got greener and straighter which although boring made me feel like we were...
Kathmandu o Chitwan National park

Kathmandu o Chitwan National park

Finally we got our bikes, the whole group is here now and yesterday (Monday) we left Khathmandu at 7am, not early enough though to escape the madness. Khathmandu is a very busy and congested city with poor road infrastructure, unfortunately my go pro battery died so I...
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

  Wild creatures rise with the sun. Except when they’re hungover. By the time I am dragged into grudging consciousness the hammock is a stifling oven and all I want to do is turn on the fan. This model only comes with rain-proof tarp and regret-resonating...
Khathmandu

Khathmandu

We had the usual terrible passenger experience at Edinburgh airport, i have for a while now hated flying, not the flying itself but the experience. All the changes made to security at Edinburgh are obviously to make sure the passenger cannot miss the vast array of...
The Butterfly Route 

The Butterfly Route 

   Storytelling is an art form, and something I dream of doing well. When I was a teenage girl I used to listen to Paul Harvey on the radio. I looked forward to the weekly day and time that a local country radio station would broadcast his syndicated show....
Scottish Guzzi Rally

Scottish Guzzi Rally

This year the 25th anniversary was at Thornhill near Stirling again, a great location and a hugely enjoyable weekend in the company of some excellent people. The dancing was good, the bands were good, the food was good but oh my the alcohol although good bit me back...
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...
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...