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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...
French Guiana… bonjour!

French Guiana… bonjour!

Just over the bridge from Brazil and… politics! Overlanders are always best advised to avoid national politics as they travel, but sometimes things just jump in your face. French Guiana is an overseas department of mainland France. It’s officially part of the EU, it...
Amazon Delta

Amazon Delta

You can’t just drive across the Amazon Delta you know… you’d get a bit wet. Cuthbert earned his ‘Water-fording Proficiency’ badge reaching the Lençóis Maranhenses but this time we need to put him on a barge which zig-zags over 38 hours between the mangroves and...
Lençóis Maranhenses – Dunes and Lagoons

Lençóis Maranhenses – Dunes and Lagoons

It’s a challenging drive to the Lençóis Maranhenses, but is it worth the schlepp?  “A spectacularly unique place… thousands of crystal-clear lagoons between dunes”… so they say. Our faith in travel journalists has been tempered slightly by our recent...
Brazil: Tudo Bom!

Brazil: Tudo Bom!

Tudo bom… All good! The most common phrase we’ve heard all over Brazil. It’s a statement, it’s a question, it’s a greeting, it’s said with a smile and it’s a reflection of the consistently chirpy Brazilian nature which continues as we head into the far north. On...
DIY Motorhome: Windows

DIY Motorhome: Windows

After removing the fixed and small hopper windows from the bus we installed 4 awning windows and one sliding window in Blu. Aside from these there’s single pane glass right around the front of the bus and in the door. The awning windows  and the sliding...