Paul and I were recently interviewed by Adventure Rider Radio and one question we were asked was: “When will you go home?” Well, after our first few days in Madrid we seriously thought the time had come to pack it all in… We arrived in Madrid fatigued from our month in South Africa - trying … Continue reading Falling in love with Spain!
We woke at 6am in Tanger Med to a rainy and windy day… we were leaving Morocco via the Ferry Port and were feeling anxious because our arrival had been so traumatic. We needn’t have worried, as our exit from Morocco turned out to be one of the smoothest border crossings yet. Two weeks earlier … Continue reading Magical Moroccan madness!
Robben Island is situated just off the coast of Cape Town and was used to isolate political prisoners during the Apartheid era of South Africa. Today ex prisoners guide visitors to this historical site and it’s a moving experience to listen to the personal accounts of people imprisoned because they fought for racial equality. Our … Continue reading South Africa!
I recently shared how I could not wait to leave Peru, how much I struggled to enjoy that country and all the challenges it posed. Never before had I been challenged so deeply, on so many levels - challenged physically, challenged with respect to my riding ability, challenged with respect to the poverty, chaos and … Continue reading Chile’s ‘suffering’?
“Tempestuous” is defined as ‘characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotions’. Synonyms for “tempestuous” are ‘turbulent, stormy, wild, lively, heated, explosive, frenetic, emotional, passionate, intense, frenzied, volatile, quick tempered and unpredictable”…yes! That’s certainly been our experience of Peru! Within a few hours of arriving in Peru I was tearful, fearful, anxious, angry… and just … Continue reading Tempestuous Peru!
I’ve been following a number of blogs of overland travellers, making their way across South America. I’m curious about why there hasn’t been much written about people’s experiences with altitude sickness, because for Paul and I this has been a real challenge. I have researched so much about this affliction to try and deal with … Continue reading Crossing the Andes
I’m doing my best to like Peru, but it appears I need to try harder… I’m struggling to come to terms with what I can only describe as the ‘filth and aggression of Peru’, after the peace, beauty, tranquility and gentleness of Ecuador. I asked Paul a few days ago what his main impressions were … Continue reading Ecuador
In December we met Nancy and her husband in a cafe at Bogota airport. Fellow travelers waiting for our connecting flight to the UK, we got chatting over our meals. As happens often we were asked about our journey and upon hearing that we'd traveled from Canada to Ecuador, Nancy asked which was our favorite … Continue reading Colombia
There are 7 countries in Central America - Belize, Guatamala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. As with so many aspects about this journey, we had pre-conceived ideas about this part of the world and boy, were we taken by surprise! It is the poorest region in the Latin Americas and with so … Continue reading Central America: Active volcanoes, hurricanes, zika, border crossings …and kindness
As we rode out of Mexico into Belize I was surprised to find myself teary…we had so loved our time in Mexico and the kinship we’d built with its people. The experience we’d had with the earthquake and seeing its devastation made me feel guilty for not staying to help in some way…what I did … Continue reading Guatamala… one word: Inspirational!