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Tullybannocher meeting

So a week before we take off to the sunnier climes of South East Asia we had a Norton meeting at Tullybannocher just outside Comrie and the wind and rain couldn’t have been worse, as if to say “enjoy your trip but don’t forget you are coming back to cr…

….And there was the Dracula Lands

Well…….. I admit I am always late publishing videos but believe it or not it takes a while to put together this bloody things. Anyway now with plenty of time in my hands as Rochelle have temporary left me in the middle of Turkey I am catching up. So here is Romania and our adventures […]

Leymebamba to Celendin, Peru

So early the morning after we arrive in Leymebamba we are off for the next town, Celendin, which I refer to affectionately as Celine Dion. We know the road will be scenic, because we keep hearing this from everyone, but… Read More ›

Galapagos Part 2- Isabela Island

From San Cristobal, the oldest Galapagos island, we were headed to Isabela, the largest and youngest island (young as in 1 million years old…..) in the Galapagos chain. We heard horror stories from a few travelers on San Cristobal about the two hour speed boat ride from San Cristobal to Santa Cruz (where you then […]

White Cliffs of Dover..

I’ve enjoyed being the epitome of the lazy tourist for a few weeks, the consequence being that I’m behind with our blog! Now I know a lot of you out there are keen on reading about the more difficult to visit destinations such as the “Stans”- after all Europe isn’t quite as confronting and it’s […]

Notícias de La Paz

Acompanhando um pouco as notícias aí do Brasil estamos ansiosos pelo dia de amanhã, dia de eleições. Queríamos muito estar aí para que nossos votos contassem a favor de uma grande mudança na política brasileira. Infelizmente não poderemos votar e também ficaremos sem notícias de quem será o novo presidente do Brasil. Amanhã cedo partimos […]

Mais de 9.000 livros vendidos!!!

Lembramos das primeiras conversas que tivemos com pessoas experientes em literatura, sobre quantos livros iríamos imprimir! Alguns nos falaram: “Façam 500, ou no máximo 1.000, pois se imprimirem mais, vão entupir seu segundo banheiro com caixas de livros e dificilmente se livrarão delas”. Bom, decidimos por 2.000, já que este livro tinha dado muito trabalho […]

Ilha de Capri, Itália

Sempre gostamos de dividir com vocês os perrengues e apesar de estarmos felizes por estar na Costa Amalfitana e com tudo pronto para fazer o passeio para Capri nem tudo saiu como o planejado. Na noite anterior ao passeio acampamos na praia Marina del Cantone e até a hora de dormir estava tudo certo. A […]

Pisa , Pontedera and Piaggio

I rode straight to the Pisa airport to meet my sister , I was met with tears , smiles and then laughter , me in my riding gear , reflective jacket and fluffy beard , my sister thought that a courier guy had had been walking towards her not her long  not so lost travelled brother . We left the airport […]

Corner of Hope

  Our time has come to an end in Kenya. We have stayed in the most wonderful places, with thanks to the Henleys, Andrews and Brooks for allowing us to be part of their lives and see sunsets in different and beautiful places. Not only have we seen incredible sunsets, we have sat and observed […]

Enjoying Regional Cuisine

A couple of weeks ago we visited a wonderful farm for a ‘Traditional Country-style Breakfast’. We’d driven 2 days to get there (it was on our route and there was nothing else we knew of to visit anyway) as it’s only open on weekends. It was very worth it.  The place is Babilônia Farm (Fazenda […]

Back in Alaska

Let’s face it. Alaska is pretty darn amazing. We couldn’t resist returning. Our budget didn’t quite stretch to a long ferry journey, so on some local advice we opted to check out Haines and then take the short ferry trip to Skagway. We are clearly deranged lunatics, because after complaining about the mosquitoes in Alaska. […]

Argentina’s dirty past

Buenos Aires [by Jeremy] “And this is where they brought the trucks in and loaded the tortured, bloody bodies on board before driving them to the airport, flying them out over the Rio Plata and throwing them in to the sea. Around 5000 people passed through here, only 200 or so survived,” says trade union […]

Riding Rural

It was time to bid farewell to the  coast of dreams , I had two days to get up to Pisa , my sister had made arrangements to fly in from the Uk to welcome Vic and I to the continent and spend some time together enjoying Tuscany . I fired up Vic now insured […]

Leymebamba, Peru

The road to Chachapoyas was a two-lane asphalt road, and a great ride as it followed the curvy edges of a winding river. We left the river to climb some switchbacks to the town itself and stayed a couple of… Read More ›

Brazilian drivers are crazy!

Brazilians, in general, are lovely people. I actually think that they might be about the friendliest people in the world. BUT, put them behind of the wheel of a motor vehicle and they think they’re Airton Senna (famous Brazilian race car driver).To put…

Long days of travel

Finding overnight overland stops, or camps, in Brazil.  I think I’ve mentioned before that an unfortunate thing about overlanding in Brazil is the distances between attractions. It can be several long days of bad roads and too much traffic before you reach your next ‘Brazilian attraction’. And, along the way, there’ll be no official camping […]

10/05/2014 – 458 days/42414 miles

My reason for going to Beaudesert was for the Horizon’s Unlimited gathering in Queensland. If you have any interest in overland travel, check out Horizon’s Unlimited, as there is loads of information shared on their website and forum. Or better … Continue reading →