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Surfing, Cool Water, and Deserts – Nope, It’s Not Baja

At first glance, the northern coast of Peru appears mostly like long stretches of barren desert between dusty towns and dirty fish camps. If you scratch below the surface, just a little, you find awesome little beach coves, world-famous surf breaks, and even some giant mountains/dunes beckoning you to climb. A lot of the north Peru coastline reminds us of…

Love in the land of fire

Today is Día de la Novia (Girlfriend’s Day) here in Argentina, and the perfect day to deliver some heartening news. Guess what happened here?

Bahía Lapataia in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, the most romantic place in the world.

We got engaged! It was a lovely moment, as this was at the terminus of Ruta 3…the real end of the…

San Pedro La Laguna – Welcome to Gringolandia

By Ashley
A switchback-filled, steep, pothole-ridden road led us (very slowly) to the town of San Pedro La Laguna.  We arrived just in time to start our week of Spanish classes at the Corazon Maya Spanish School. Upon arrival, we knew we had made the right decision to stay at the school.  Our cabana had great views of the mountains…

Huntygowks Meeting

Our annual Norton Club Huntygowks meeting today at Comrie was a wet affair, Fi and I had a great run up despite the heavy rain starting around Knockhill. Fi decided to take her Kawasaki since she hadn’t been out on it since we left for Argentina 18 months ago and because she didn’t want to get another Norton dirty.A good…

Trouble on the Pakistani Border

After the Indian wedding we skipped town and headed for the deserts of Rajasthan. We made a pit stop at the Taj Mahal near Agra, a building said to be the most impressive ever built. It was impressive, I will say, and the attention to detail and scale were remarkable, but to say it is the most impressive building in…

The end of the road

We have made it to Ushuaia! It is billed as ‘The Southernmost city in the world,’ although there is a small naval town, Puerto Williams, a bit farther south–across the Beagle Channel in Chile.

Milo looks out for dogs over the Beagle Channel

I only found out recently that Tierra del Fuego is an island. We crossed the Strait of…

Easter Island Part 2

The adventure began when we rented a jeep to tour on our own.

Taking it off road we headed to Ahu Te Peu where there are some platforms and stone carvings.

On the way back we stopped at Ana Te Pahu to explore the cave.

The next stop was at Ahu Akivi to see the 7 standing Moai, which are…

The one with the booze and the nature.

A desert rises ahead and falls behind on the journey to Creel. I can’t stop and see everything, to my chagrin. What I would give for another hundred years on this earth…
The route, though quickly deteriorating to remote gravel roads, is surprisingly well signed. Gotta get that infrastructure taken care of to shuttle beer in and precious metals out.…

Panajachel, Lago de Atitlan

Chichicastenango is a cute town in Guatemala, famous for its Wednesday and Saturday market which is said to be the largest in the country.  After 4 hours of driving around the town with Sarah and Wilson, all we knew was that accommodation was going to be a problem.  It seemed impossible to find a hotel with enough parking to secure…

Uxmal- Ruta Puuc

After Palenque and Yaxchilan done in close succession, we were not sure if we were going to visit any more Mayan ruins while in Mexico. We had visited Tulum, Chichen Itza and Coba during past trips and thought we had seen the best of the best. We were wrong! Uxmal, another UNESCO World Heritage site along the 41 kilometer Ruta…

03/25/2014 – 264 days/23587 miles

From Phnom Penh, I rode south in the rain to Sihanoukville. The rain wasn’t terrible, but it caught me off guard, as I’ve only seen it rain for about 10 minutes in over two months, and haven’t had to ride in it in that time. And luckily I arrived in Sihanoukville just in time to get my bike unloaded before…

The Big Fat Indian Wedding

The Big Fat Indian Wedding

As seems to happen to us from time to time, we have fallen grossly behind on our blog. As the days and weeks pass, the interesting things keep piling up and eventually we become as we are now, struggling to catch up to the present. So much happened in Nepal that we couldn’t get ourselves…

Top 5: Best beaches in Baja, Mexico

As we’re nearly ready to leave Mexico and cross the border into Belize, we’ve been reminiscing about our favorite beaches in Mexico.  Turns out, there are a lot.  So let’s just cover our favorite beaches in Baja.
What makes a great beach for us?  Well, we love to swim, so if the surf is too big, this can make it…

March in Pictures

Just in case it wasn’t totally obvious, yesterday’s post was an April fools. We will make it to Ushuaia today, and we still have a few more months of travel.
Plus of course, we’d never let go of Milo. Or even sell the van, for that matter.
Here is the usual post with some photos we took this month.

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On our way back

We were in Punta Arenas yesterday, and we decided that crossing the border twice and driving the extra 600 or so kilometers to Ushuaia doesn’t make sense. We’ve already seen most of Patagonia anyway.
Just when we were talking about all this during lunch, we got lucky: a guy overheard us and offered to buy the van! So we are…

03/20/2014 – 259 days/23208 miles

Here’s a couple more stops I made in Phnom Penh.

First, the Royal Palace

And I saw this guy at a temple near the palace…the patron saint of concussion prevention

Next up, some fun at a military base. Thank to a little bit of corruption, its possible to go to a range at the base and shoot some of their…

Down on the Farm in Acul

We arrived in the mountain town of Nebaj hoping to find a place to camp for the night.  After wandering around town and making inquiries at hostels and hotels, it looked like our only option was the nearby airport and the football field.  Lucky for us, Wilson ran into a doctor that worked out of one of the hotels.  He…

Lanquin and Semuc Champey

We said our goodbyes to Breena and Spencer and our Toyota convoy (The Suisse, Us, and Wilson/Sarah) headed over the bridge through Rio Dulce ready for our 7+ hour drive to Semuc Champey.  As we hit the bridge out of town we ran over a 6″ long bolt, which resulted in a huge puncture in our tire.  All we heard…