No visit to Ecuador would be complete without leaving the Andes and heading into the Amazon area. This hot, humid jungle is known world-wide for its variety of species, the life-changing ayahuasca experiences and even for the tribe that produces shrunken heads as a part of their ceremonies! But, fortunately we avoided much of … More Ecuador- Visiting the edge of the Amazon
We came back into Ecuador at the busy little Colombia/Ecuador crossing and quickly secured the necessary paperwork for the three of us and also the truck to stay 21 more days. This was the amount remaining on our original visa. If you want to know more about how that works, please send me a note. … More Ecuador- The volcanic Andes
We returned to Colombia, South America with a lot of luggage and a very tired dog. She was a trooper, but was really happy to be back in the familiar city of Bogota with her dear friend, Julian and his puppy, Catira. We took care of some business in the city before we picked … More Back to Colombia- again!
This city is in an ideal climate zone. It is surrounded by lush green mountains that send gentle breezes through. It blessed with a light afternoon rain almost daily and a torrential downpour occasionally. Although the valley can also become very warm, we found it to be pleasant during our time there. And there is … More Oaxaca City, Oaxaca.
After many days in small villages we had accumulated some dirty laundry. So we made a plan to pass through Uruapan and drop the laundry. Then we would go to Tzaracua Falls for an overnight. When we passed back through Uruapan we would grab the clean laundry and then spend a couple of nights in … More Cascada de la Tzaracua (the trashy waterfall) and Ocotal Parque
Some of the places we visit have been suggested by other travelers or by folks along the route. But the stop at Tolantango made our list several years ago. After seeing a story about these waters, we knew that we would need to go there when we were in the region. After our … More The amazing blue waters of Grutas Tolantango
One of the custom features we had developed in the truck cab is the back seat storage box. When we sold the bed of the truck, we also sold the back seat. (yes, there really was a person that wanted to buy our stock GMC rear seat!) With the back seat removed, we could have … More Backseat box OR the backseat goes to the dogs!
This name has been mentioned in our blog a few times. Some of you have asked who they are, where they are and what they do. A few of our readers have told us that they have been to AT Overland for products or called in with questions. On their website AT Overland says this- “Adventure Trailers … More Who is AT Overland?
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may recall that we had some damage to our previous front end paint. A spare fuel jug on the roof top sprung a leak and ran down the front of the van. The gas caused peeling, melting and general ugliness to the paint. Here … More Plasti-dip front end protection
The weather in Clarkdale Arizona started to turn cold, and we wanted none of that. We needed to turn in our Temporal Importacion Permit on the van before its expiration date. And our friends http://www.theslowdutchman.com were in Baja, so we decided to dash down to hang out. It was a great little respite for a … More A run to Baja for sun and sand