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Java Jive

Rolling off the ferry into Java was perfect- wonderful!  Whatever happened to the bike now, I only had to get a truck to Jakarta and didn’t have to deal with any kind of ferry issues or anything.  I couldn’t relax,…

Bummer Dude!

Riding while worrying about your bike is just not fun.  Any little noise, any strange vibration and your Spidey Sense goes on full alert and you become convinced that your bike is on the verge of self-destructing in the middle…

Isla Incahuasi

As the low mud buildings of Colchani slowly disappeared behind us, in front of us a vast white horizon opened up, with a rim of distant grey tinged mountains on every side.  The Salar de Uyuni is what remains of…

There’s an old story ….

…. about a king who asked his daughters how much they loved him.  True princesses, revelling in their beauty and position, one said she loved him more than gold, another more than diamonds.  But the younger daughter, less swayed by…

My Spirit Soars…

We left Huajuapan and rode the 70 km to the little village of Amatitlan de Azueta… We rode through a range of low mountains on the way to Amatitlan…. The narrow road that led there took us through dry and…

Churches of Lalibella

The Lalilbella churches are world renowned. Lalibella church complex consists of 11 churches which are all linked by walk ways together. What they did was to cut through the granite downwards and then carve out the church. All churches consist…

Potosi & Uyuni

After another day to recover in Sucre we were off again.  Just 172 kilometres down a main tarmac road we met up with Drew and Maciek again in the town of Potosi.  Poor old Landy had never seen streets so…

North Namibia

Malin was up early on Monday morning, found the daypack in the back of the car, and went over to the local supermarket to fill up with freshies, meat, and drinks. I was told to get the he## out of…

Ethiopië I

Na een heerlijke koele nacht te hebben doorgebracht in de Bougainvilla Guesthouse in Khartoum en alle was weer heerlijk schoon is, gaan we richting de grens met Ethiopië. We vinden ’s avonds een prachtige plek voor een bushcamp op ongeveer…

Panama Paved With Gold

earthcircuit.org Aluminum can recycling in Panama. With the first step I took in Panama I heard a crunch and felt the collapse of an aluminum can under my foot. With the second step I managed to miss a plastic bag…

Otavalo

Otavalo is world famous for an amazing Saturday market which is attended by all the indigenous people from the surrounding towns and villages. We however were arriving in town on a Thursday so we had a couple of days to…

Laguna Cuicocha

High above the town of Otavalo is a beautiful crater lake called Laguna Cuicocha. It is in the massive Cotacachi-Cayapas reserve but it is free to enter. There is even a paved road all the way up. There have been…

Pestele Tigru si Crocodilii

Astazi 02 Iunie a fost o zi in care am facut cunostinta cu doua specii de animale care nu sunt deloc rusinoase sa-si arate dintii . Dimineata la ora sase am inchiriat o barca si un ghid sa merg la…

Month #4 Expenses

EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL COUNTRIES VISITED – Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica This month was a bit of a rough patch for the budget. During our race against time to meet up with our family in Costa Rica, we…

Tulcan to Ibarra

After crossing the border from Colombia the first town that you arrive in is Tulcan which has little to recommend it. However it does have a famous graveyard which is filled with Topiary. Not normally the kind of people who…