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Playa San Augustine, Mexico

We’ve begun (very slowly) moving south again.  And it isn’t a choice we take lightly.  We have spent a lot of time at airports in the last few days, especially for people on a road trip.  Apparently visiting aduana (customs) offices away from a border means going to the nearest …

Petite Cote

All too soon (or so it felt) we decided it was time to start moving again.  Destination Dakar to sort out the next leg of the adventure. Palmarin is located on a land tongue with the Atlantic on the one side and the Saloum river on the other. This makes it a very nice location […]

Things Heat Up in Baños

From the jungle we continued west through the town of Baños, a touristy spot where the activities are dune buggy rentals and bungee jumping.  Not necessarily the things we go out of our way to pursue but we had half a day to burn and figured the hot springs were reason enough to stop.  If the city […]

Office life

The past few weeks have been a long lesson in maintaining focus while trying to go with the flow. I need to work every morning. I am a little psychotic about it. If I don’t work, I feel like a hobo who just happens to have an inexplicably expensive laptop. I took time off for […]

BAGAGEM

BAGAGEM UMA DAS DÚVIDAS MAIS FREQUENTES PARA UMA VIAGEM DESSA É O QUE LEVAR: NÃO VOU LISTAR AQUI MINHA BAGAGEM PESSOAL, POIS ALÉM DE DEPENDER DO DESTINO DE CADA UM, TEMOS QUE CONSIDERAR AS PREFERÊNCIAS. (irei atualizando essas listas durante a preparação da viagem) PARA O CARRO- MACACO JACARÉ PARA 2 TONELADAS-TRIÂNGULO DE SINALIZAÇÃO EXTRA-FILTRO […]

Cambodia – beaches, temples and killing fields

The most memorable experiences of our two-week tour through Cambodia were the beautiful beaches, the visit of the fantastic temples of Angkor Wat, and the encounter with the terrible history of the country under the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Since we had not been to the sea for a long time, we took the […]

Chobe

If we thought Savuti was good then Chobe was in a different league!!!!! Add Savuti and Chobe to any Botswana Summer itinerary!!!!  

Living the High Life

Nairobi was a huge reverse culture shock. After emerging from the wilds of Lake Turkana, landing in one of Africa’s richest cities took us quite by surprise (I even had to remind Anna not to squat behind a bush, because she was only 10m from the bathroom!) For all you hear about Nairobi and its […]

Day 10: Thessaloniki

Kalimera! As many of you might know from following the little red dot, today we have awoken in a hotel in Thessoloniki that possesses those crucial things, a hot shower and warm beds. We arrived in the dark, so perhaps best not to cast judgement yet, but the city seems fairly dirty and hectic. My […]

Nanyuki – Kenya

Ethiopian & Sudanese visas now in our passports after 10 hectic days in Nairobi. Happy days :-) We were lucky enough to stay with our great friends Will & Mel for most of the time in Nairobi, so managed to swap the confined surrounds of Jungle Junction for luxury living in Karen. In between some […]

Hidden Nicaraguan Gem

Today was a special day for Gaila and I.  Talk about unexpected pleasures.  Yes we were certainly looking forward to our hike with a guide in Nicaragua but we had no idea how special this little slice of heaven would be.  We are part of a small group of travelers who ever make it to […]

The car saga continues…

The car was supposedly going to be ready this weekend. Now there’s a diesel knock and this involves fuel injectors being sent off to be tested. Another week with no car – I guess this is what if feels like … Continue reading →

Inside or outside?

Campement Djidjack, Palmarin, Senegal, We were sitting behind our car, watching the birds at the birdbath, reading, and listening to the sounds of nature. Then, our campsite was not so quiet any longer. In came more overlanders. Not just one couple, but two couples and a guy. We have, since our journey started, wanted to […]

The Long Hot Summer….

Some of you may be wondering where we are going and why and for how long. Well,,,considering the pound has just dropped its pants to the other currencies of the world we may be home sooner than later. I’ve no idea why the pound is so weak considering the Euro and Euro Zone are in […]

GPS Mapping in Latin America

We have met people who have been overlanding without GPS and everytime without fail we have a conversation with each other after the event where we call them crazy. There are also people that we have met that just haven’t got the message that Garmin GPS is the only way to go. Tom Tom’s are […]

Puerto Escondido and Surrounds, Oaxaca

We finally made it out of zipolite (but didn’t go far).  And…it was only 2 weeks later than we thought we’d leave.  Jen finally caught the mechanic grabbing his morning beer and made sure he was swinging by in the afternoon and that confirmed yet another day sticking around.  We …

Car Insurance in Canada and USA (3)

The nightmare is finally over.. We found our car insurance for Canada and the USA. I don’t think I have ever been so relieved as when I saw the email coming in that said ” Dear Erica, please find below our quote…” . And it is a good quote too. Admittedly, I was at the… […]