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Guyana: Rupununi

Guyana: Rupununi

Every now and then, overlanding travel throws up not just a gem, but a surprising gem. A kind of “Well! Who knew???” moment. In south Guyana we have such a moment. After the minor disaster that was our short-lived attempt to reach Kaieteur, in the Guyana...
Success on the Bloomfield Track

Success on the Bloomfield Track

Despite my last post, where I expressed my worries about proceeding on the way to Cape York, we did the Bloomfield Track without any problems. In reality I simply wish I hadn’t spoken to those 2 couples who, having just completed Cape York and done Bloomfield...
Guyana: Tolls and TV Stardom

Guyana: Tolls and TV Stardom

Driving into a new country you inevitably find yourself comparing it to the one you have just left. What’s different? What’s the same? Is the food (or more importantly, the beer) any better or worse? We really enjoyed our time in Suriname with the drone and the jungle...
As far North as we can go!

As far North as we can go!

Now we are North of Cairns and we aim to travel as far North as we can. We hope that will be at least Bamaga. Many people who know the route have said we’ll be fine, some even say we’ll be fine to get to Cape York. Some say we shouldn’t do any of it,...
So… Suriname!

So… Suriname!

Suriname, Suriname… where exactly is that? Near Vietnam? Nope. Next door to Ghana? Errr, no. It’s on the north coast of South America, above Brazil, snuggled comfortably between French Guiana and Guyana. It’s in the northern Amazon basin, so it’s hot, humid and – at...

21st Century Jungle: The Video!

Catching up a bit here with the last blog about our jungle trip in Suriname. Now, get yourself some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the Suriname Jungle Video: Maroon kids chasing their first ever drone! Sooooo cute! The post 21st Century Jungle: The Video! appeared first...
Introducing “RIGS”

Introducing “RIGS”

We are excited to introduce you guys to a little passion project of ours: RIGS. The idea is to share a short video series that showcases the different overlander rigs and their owners that we meet on the Pan-American Highway. One thing that has struck us, is the sheer...
Fridge fix up

Fridge fix up

We built our own eutectic refrigerator* but last week we decided it needed a fix up.  The seal on our fridge was still the original freezer seal but I have thought since the beginning that it could be better. I’d been taught that a fridge isn’t much...
Spotting Platypus

Spotting Platypus

If you don’t know what a Platypus is, I suggest you google it, because I was too busy looking and H was playing with someone else’s camera, so we didn’t get great photos.  Platypus are astonishing Australian creatures, usually considered...
DIY Motorhome: Saving space

DIY Motorhome: Saving space

Living in any type of RV, be it a campervan, motorhome, caravan or yacht, means you have to find ways to save space. There are lots, but here’s a few that we utilise: Water filter. By having a water filter on our drinking water tap we can carry just one tank of...
Suriname: 21st Century Jungle

Suriname: 21st Century Jungle

Suriname has rather a lot of jungle. In fact, it’s pretty much all they’ve got here. Best we take a peek then. Last blog we had the thrill of a live rocket launch in French Guiana, now we see the jungle kids’ thrill of seeing their first drone! We’re...
Catching Redclaw

Catching Redclaw

We recently made 2 overnight stops beside water where one might fish or throw in a pot to catch some yabbies or redclaw. The first was at Bedford Weir and the other at Bundoora Dam.   We bought our yabby traps in Emerald at the tourist information centre. These...
Suriname time-out

Suriname time-out

Teeeny update… So we’ve been parked up for a while, doing not a lot, chilling-out by the river in Suriname with a different type of traveller! These guys are taking some time out from sailing around the world. Yup… across the high seas in those...
Monster Turtles and Rockets

Monster Turtles and Rockets

There are turtles and there are giant leather-back turtles. And then there are space rockets. An odd combination, but in French Guiana we’re lucky enough see both in the same week. The end of our last blog featured a cliff-hanger, waiting to see whether our...
Protests and Papillon

Protests and Papillon

Damn tedious all this protesting and road-blockade malarkey, but hey… ‘C’est la vie’, as they say here in French Guiana. In our last blog we arrived in a charming but blockade-ridden, far-flung part of the EU. Now, after a month of disruption, the protesters toddle...