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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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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...

October 16, 2019

We left French Guiana, crossing the Maroni river to arrive in Suriname.  The ferry, which takes about eight cars, only runs a couple of times a day, so we made sure we arrived in good time. 

The entry into Suriname was simple enough, but being the only country...

October 8, 2019

We arrived at the French Guiana border on a Sunday afternoon.  A quiet modern post, manned by a policeman and a customs officer.  No passport stamp and no Temporary Import Permit here - we were stepping into a little bit of France.  At the border, Customs sell car insu...

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...

July 25, 2019

We crossed from Argentina to Paraguay on a small car ferry on the Triple Frontier, at the confluence of the Río Iguazú and Río Paraná.  It was a Saturday and the border in Paraguay was only manned by immigration.  It meant that we would have to deal with the car docume...

June 14, 2019

From Uruguay, we crossed back into Argentina just north of Salto at the hydro-electric dam on the Rio Uruguay.  We were now heading to the north east of Argentina towards the Esteros de Ibera, the Jesuit missions and Iguazú.  On the route north, the road surface for lo...

May 18, 2019

Once we left behind the built up coastal areas of Uruguay, we were amazed at the amount of wild life, and in particular the birds that we saw.  First on the rio Valizes, we were off to see some rather old Ombúes trees and didn't expect to see such a variety of birds al...

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