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Posts Tagged With "Driving"

BC to Mexico

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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We left Victoria on a sunny Saturday afternoon (Jul 19th) after almost 3 weeks of Robin working 12hr + days on the truck getting it ready for the trip. I think it’s safe to say that the New Cruiser hasn’t been given this much attention since it was built! We’re currently in Tuscon, Arizona, and […]
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Celestun, Yucatan, Mexico

Saturday, November 1, 2003
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Our drive to the western coast of the Yucatan Peninsula took us on some interesting back roads and through some very small rural villages. Most of the homes were round huts made from wooden sticks and mud. There were very few vehicles, and everyone used bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. Most of the […]
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Danli, Honduras

Friday, November 28, 2003
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In the afternoon, we went to Parque National Celaque, which was quite a nice place to go hiking. There was a long 7 hour trail to the top of the highest mountain in Honduras, but that just sounded like too much work! Actually, it was getting dark, so we just went for a two hour […]
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Have You Bumped a Donkey Lately?

Thursday, November 27, 2008
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This became something that I would ask Robin daily as we travelled through Peru. And trust me, he HAS bumped a few!
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Oaxaca : Aug 7-9

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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On our way out of the small town, Tlaxcala, we were driving along the highway and did not see a large unmarked speed bump located in the middle of nowhere! We nailed it at about 70km per hour … did a minor nose-dive, and bottomed out in the rear. Oops.
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Past Mexico City en route to Oaxaca – Aug 6

Sunday, August 24, 2008
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We awoke to the sound of church bells at the plaza, and we managed to get an early start after a somewhat restless night. Another interesting/strange dream left me feeling on-edge, and without a relaxed sleep.
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San Ignacio, Baja California

Monday, October 13, 2003
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San Ignacio is an oasis in the desert. A river runs through it, fed by the sierras. The settlers brought date palms to the area and now the town is nestled right in the middle of a huge grove of them. There was no where to camp for free in the town, so after eating […]
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Stopped by the Police, again.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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Two days ago, about 1 hour outside of Lima, Peru. Robin and Raenelle deal with another typical Latin American policeman. This happened in Spanish, and took much longer to get the points across than it seems. In any case, read on:
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Welcome to Ecuador

Thursday, October 23, 2008
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After a long day of driving through the gorgeous scenery of southern Colombia, and a stopoff at the impressive Sanctuario Las Lajas, we decided to head for the Ecuador border despite it being very late in the day.
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