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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Malaysia

Malaysia

We had a month or so of free time while we left our camper with OEV for some final warranty work to be done prior to us heading south towards Central and South America. Our Malaysian friends Bobby and Karen who live in Kuala Lumpur (KL) had invited us back to Malaysia many times over

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USA

Moab – Canyonlands NP

Next day, we decided to go to Canyonlands National Park. It was a steady clime out of Moab up to Canyonlands, we called at the information center first, about 1pm. We asked about camping in the park but were told that all sites had been booked, there was some disperse camping down on White Rim

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USA

Moab – Arches NP

After spending the night in Gallup, NM we set off towards MOAB in Utah. We were not sure where we would spend the night but set off anyway. When we arrived back in Cortez mid afternoon needed diesel, from here we decided we would take the longer route through San Juan National Forest. On the

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USA

Four Corners – New Mexico

From Mesa Verde we continued east to Durango, CO for the night. Next morning, we needed to take the truck and find someone who could rotate all five wheels. This was completed by noon. We then headed to Aztec, New Mexico for our next stop on our list of places to visit. We stopped at

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USA

Four Corners Area – Colorado

We left Natural Bridges National Park and drove over to Cortez, Colorado where we would stay for a couple of nights to explore some of the area. On the way over we tried to visit Four Corners Monument but arrived 15 minutes after closing time, c’est la vie. Four Corners is where Arizona, Utah, Colorado

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