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Feeding insects in Suriname

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The first thing I am doing each morning here in Suriname is showering and then coating myself with insect repellent. There are mosquitoes everywhere, and plenty of other biting insects too. From the mosquitoes you could get malaria or dengue,…

Review Part 3: Navigation Apps on Android

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Part 3: the routing – calculation and navigation of a route Skobbler/Scout versus MapFactor NavigatorAndroid gps navigation – Review Part 3Introduction This third part of my review only covers routing (the way an app decides to take you…

Review Part 2: Navigation Apps on Android

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Part 2: category & coordinate search, map display and navigation settings Skobbler/Scout versus MapFactor NavigatorAndroid gps navigation – review part2Introduction This second part follows my Review of Road Test Navigation Apps on Android Part 1 (I recommend that…

Valparaiso & Pablo Neruda’s houses

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Yasha turns 60Valparaiso: a mix of houses clinging to the hillsTeaching English has basically been my life since I arrived in Santiago in February this year. I have had minimal time off, and have even taught a 3…

Street Art in Valparaiso (Part 1)

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As promised [Street Art in Santiago de Chile (Part 3) ], our first gallery of street art from Valparaíso in Chile. We only spent one day in Valpo (as the locals call it), and it wasn’t the best day in…

What’s a Brazilian?

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We left Brazil a week ago, but I wanted to write about what, I think, it means to be Brazilian.  I want to write about this because I think that at home (Australia) we have some wrong ideas about ‘Brazilians’…

Review: Road Test Navigation Apps on Android

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Part 1: set-up, menus, address search Skobbler/Scout versus MapFactor NavigatorReview of Android GPS appsIntroduction This is a very subjective review of Skobbler/Scout and MapFactor Navigator, based on around 6 months experience, mostly gathered in South America. More precisely,…

Travelling from Jericoacoara to Lençois Maranhenses, day 1

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Into Jericoacoara Is driving your own vehicle into Jericoacoara really not allowed? The Lonely Planet Brazil guide says traffic is restricted, but despite having travelled through Jeri yesterday, we still aren’t sure about the regulations. On arrival into Jericoacoara we…

Beautiful free beach camps in Brazil

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We’ve parked on or right in front of many wonderful beaches in Brazil. There’s not many people overlanding here, and there isn’t a camping culture either, so there aren’t many ‘campgrounds’, and beach camps are pleasant compared to fuel stations.…

Shop: ‘dare2go’ Photo Calendars

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It’s been relatively quiet here with updates recently, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been lazy… From our vast collection of photos, we have selected images to publish as PHOTO PRODUCTS for you to buy! Proceeds from this project will support…

Little boxes, on the hillside….

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… Little boxes made of ticky-tacky, Little boxes, little boxes,Little boxes, all the same.There’s a green one and a pink oneAnd a blue one and a yellow oneAnd they’re all made out of ticky-tackyAnd they all look just the same.That’s…

Teaching English to adults in Santiago de Chile

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Giving an English language lesson at Vitacura English in SantiagoFor the majority of my adult life, my answer to the question – ‘What do you do?’ – had been, ‘I am a Maths teacher’. Until we left Australia last…

Inside of Blac, part 2

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The remainder of the photos of the inside of our motorhome, Blac. 5. Looking towards the front of the vehicle.  The fridge is on the left,  we covered it with a poster print collage of our wedding day and a…