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That’s The Funny Thing About Overlanding Australia…
We spend our evenings counting stars and spotting satellites, soaking up the refreshing chill in the air that finally sets in about an hour after sunset. Traveling through the north-western outback in Australia, in winter, is a traveller’s dream. There … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Aussie Outback, BMW F650, Coral Bay, curiosity, discovery, Exmouth, explore, journey, Karijini national Park, long-term travel, motorbike travel, motorbike trip, Overland, overland Australia, overlanding, Pilbara, struggles, Travel, travel budget guide, travel guide, world trip Leave a comment
Getting nowhere fast. That’s travelling in Australia for ya!
‘I have a crazy story for you…’ I told the young police constable behind the desk. ‘Oh goodie!’ he replies ‘I love crazy stories!’ And so it begins. The long and arduous task to try and locate the individual who, … Continue reading
Up Shit Creek Without a Paddle (or a Ferry to Tasmania)
“She’s dead. Pixie is dead. We’re not going anywhere.” I let that thought sink in for just a moment, before I throw myself on the ground, right there on the footpath, and proceed to have the mother of all hissy … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, appreciation, Australia, BMW F650, Canberra, emotional struggles, journey, Kangaroo Valley, long-term travel, motorbike trip, overland travel, overlanding, Sydney< Melbourne, the Great Dividing Range, the Snowy Mountains, world trip 2 Comments
Our “totally cool jungle off-road” adventure in Sumatra
This was never meant to be a gargantuan off-roading adventure. This was meant to be a shortcut. With the added bonus of a change of scenery, perhaps, but a simple shortcut nonetheless. Leaving our friends heading for Banda Aceh and … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Travel Guides Tagged adventure travel, Blangkejeren, BMW F650, curiosity, discovery, explore, Indonesia, Indonesia off-road, journey, long-term travel, motorbike travel, overlanding, struggles, Sumatra, Sumatra mountain road, Tapaktuan, Terangon road, Travel, world trip 6 Comments
Thailand: Land of Smiles and Friendliness. You sure about that?
25th June: Krabi “Would you like a coffee?” The custom officer politely asks as he takes the papers from our hands. “Coffee??!!” Chris and I answer in unison, with what can only appear, to an outsider, as utterly idiotic expressions. … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Bangkok, BMW F650, curiosity, discovery, Hua Hin, Ko Lanta, Krabi, long-term travel, overlanding, overlanding China, racism, struggles, Thailand, Travel, world trip, xenophobia 10 Comments
Germany to Thailand-TRIP STATS-Day 960
After just a little bit of nagging, zee in-house accountant has finally found some time to get some new trip stats together. Yey for nagging! If you recall, when we left Germany on 12 September 2012, we estimated that we … Continue reading
Lao and its dirty, evil, little secret
We spend leisurely days in Luang Prabang, the reputed tourist hub of Lao and our official gateway to South East Asia. We’ve already been in the country for over a month and are only starting to feel well rested. China … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, BMW F650, bombies, cluster bomb, discovery, emotional struggles, explore, journey, Laos, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, motorbike trip, Muang Ngoi, Nong Khiaw, Overland, Secret War, USA, UXO 10 Comments
Overlanding China: what you need to know when IN China
Hi again everyone, hope this finds you well, happy and (half-way) informed about the ins and outs of overlanding in China independently. With this post I hope to answer all the remaining questions you may have about your own adventurous … Continue reading
Overlanding China: what you need to know BEFORE you go
I received a lovely email yesterday, from a fellow overlander who referred to his own recent guided tour of China as ‘the old fashioned way’. It made me smile 🙂 Indeed, China is opening up to foreign overland tourism and … Continue reading
OVERLANDING CHINA: SELF-DRIVE AND WITHOUT A GUIDE…IT’S NOW POSSIBLE!
EDIT March 2015: please refer to the latest blog post about agencies helping overlanders cross through China unguided, after reading this! After our unforgettable and blissfully unguided self-drive traverse of China (and countless requests for more details from fellow travellers) … Continue reading