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On 1st Oct, 2015, we headed off on a journey, hoping to travel around the world. 


We have sailed across the Atlantic and up through the Caribbean, toured North, Central and South America  in our VW van and are now enjoying our trip through New Zealand. 


Enjoy our blog - older posts are found at the very bottom of the blog page.

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October 16, 2019

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November 21, 2019

Unable to reach Guyana and continue west to Manaus, we retraced our steps to re-enter Brazil at Oiapoque.  We then charged back along the rollercoaster road to Macapá.

We were not going to make it to Manaus, but Rachel wasn't about to give up on our Amazon adventure.  A...

September 29, 2019

From Brasília it was a long drive north to Belém.  We had previously decided to miss the Guyanas and Suriname but, somewhere in route planning, minds changed and the goal became Manaus (a fair way up the Amazon) via the Guyanas.  More on that plan later.

We slept a...

September 10, 2019

From the Pantanal we headed up into the State of Mato Grosso.  We thought of seeing a few sights in Cuiabá, but as it appeared on the horizon, we realised it wasn't simply a large town - it was a towering city.  We took the ring road and avoided the mayhem.  Continuing...

August 22, 2019

We spent June and the first week of July in the UK, running around and catching up with friends and family.  A few too many drinks, a lot of food and three separate birthday cakes for an old bugger who turned 60.  With the festivities over, we returned to Uruguay on 8t...

August 4, 2019

On a Sunday morning at the end of April, we crossed from Paraguay to Brazil at Ponta Porã.  With the knowledge that Rachel's passport was due to expire in July, we were hoping to obtain a Temporary Import Permit of 90 days for the van, to cover the period of our intend...

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