Mexico

East to San Cristobal

We spent 8 days in Bahia San Agustin taking it easy, walking the beach and catching up on the blog. From here we travelled  into La Crucecita for a couple of days to first meet up with fellow overlanders Marcus & Julie from Tuck’s Truck. Stewart had contacted them shortly after they arrived in Montevideo

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Mexico

Oaxaca

  From Oaxaca City we did not go far initially, we only travelled about 15kms/10 miles to Santa Maria del Tule where Stewart spent a week at Overlander Oasis while Catherine went back to Calgary to take care of some business, see our children and her mother in Edmonton. We had arranged to have our

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Mexico

East to the Coast

After spending 6 nights with Stefan & Thomas we parted ways, they were heading northeast, we were going a southeast then direct east toward the coast on the Gulf of Mexico. First stop was San Pedro Cholula, the reason for coming here was to visit the largest pyramid in the world, not only that, it

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Mexico

North of Mexico City

After being disappointed at Santuario Miraposa Monarca and being it was mid morning we decided to continue onto our next destination, Teotihuacan which is a Pueblo Magico, just northeast of Mexico City. This is where we took a wrong turn just outside of Mexico City and ended up within the city limits. This is a

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Mexico

Into the Highlands

After a couple of days in La Cruz, we had heard that a hurricane was going to touch land just south of Mazatlán in the next couple of day and would continue north. We decided that we would head inland away from the incoming storm. We left La Cruz heading down the coast until we

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Mexico

Into Mexico

After arranging our Mexican auto insurance with Don Smith Mexican Insurance in Nogales, we set off for the USA/Mexican  border around noon. We paid for our 180-day tourist visa then it was over to the Baniceto to organise and pay for our Temporary Import Permit (TIP) for our small home. There were no problems obtaining 

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USA

Back in the USA

Just to recap our journey to date; last summer we travelled through some of the west coast of the USA and Canada continuing north (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska) driving all the way to Inuvik, this would be the most northernly point driving, we were not able to  drive to Tuktoyaktuk as the new road

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Malaysia

Malaysian Street Art

This post will be mainly photos of the various street art found in Malaysia, there will also be some photos of business signs that we found funny, they would have a different connotation in the west. Penang has 50 or so pieces of wrought iron art scattered around Georgetown: There was also lots of miscellaneous

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Malaysia

Penang Part II

We had been in Georgetown, Penang for three days around area of the main downtown area walking on average 12kms/7.5miles a day seeing the local sights but decided it was time to go further afield, to do this we purchased a three-day pass on the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus which travelled to various outlying areas. First day

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Malaysia

Penang Part I

We caught the 11:30am train from KL Central Station to Butterworth, this would be a 4.5hr ride through the countryside, that said we didn’t see much as both sides of the track were thick with vegetation which limited the view more often than not. We arrived in Butterworth around 4pm where we disembarked and walked

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