Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shipping Vehicles

When you are overlanding with your vehicle you might think about shipping it. Your thoughts are going to be container or RoRo, 20 feet or 40 feet container with some overlanding buddy to economise. When your ship is rolling into the port of Emden in Germany, you learn what Volkswagen is thinking when thinking Shipping Vehicles

Check out my German-Blog Post for more pictures. 

You can ship your vehicle in a Container...

...or you can have it loaded up. Or...

...or... find some buddys to fill entire...

RoRo-Vessel. Volkswagens shipping port Emden in Germany.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly... ...coming soon...

If you are about ready to rock and roll with your own overlander, stay tuned. I will soon tell you what I had aboard the blue truck. What I needed, what was useless overweight and what of my equipment I would not leave without next time. For my next large trip.

One thing I can tell you already, if you do not need your gear for the recovery of yourself... will for sure use it to help some other out of the muddy, sandy, snowy or otherwise tricky elements.

Stay tuned, the full blown post about recovery equipment coming soon to a screen near you.

Have a good weekend!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Flashback... beautiful it doesn't need any more words: Galapagos exactly 2 years ago: January 31, 2013

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Flashback: Colombia or Switzerland?

Yes, yes, I know you know: I am back in Switzerland. And looking at the picture below you might think that is all prove for it. And now, watch out, this is a Flashback thing. Believe it or not and not one... 

...that is going back all the way before I even set off to explore the Americas. This is not a Swiss Chalet, or actually it is a Swiss Chalet. But it is a Swiss Chalet in Colombia. The picture was taken exactly two years ago, on January 21, 2013 in Colombia. This is Hotel Sindamanoy at Laguna de la Cocha in Colombia. 

We were nearly the only off-season guests and to give them some little business we decided to take a room vs. camping in the parking lot. It was cold, rainy and windy, so the hotel night was a welcome change to the nights out camping. The staff was super friendly as usual in Colombia and super sweet on top of it. It was a cold rainy night, cold even in the cosy chalet room. At around 9pm the girl from the front desk was knocking at our room door and, without saying a word, just with a big smile, handed us two super hot hot-water-bottles. 

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Saturday, January 10, 2015


I am currently unloading my truck. Check out this mess: This is all that came out of the front storage compartment containing tools, recovery stuff, tent and, as you can see, much more.

Still amazes me that I managed to fit all the stuff in here. See below for just about one third or about 60 kilograms/about 132 lbs that were stored in here.

Here is a snap shot at most of my recovery gear. Stay tuned for a review of what I needed most and what I would not leave without and what was maybe just "optional". Coming soon on The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of the blue truck. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

4 Years of Travel: 4 Times January 7

January 7, 2014: Dakar Rally in Uspallata, Argentina

January 7, 2013: Free Camping in Guatapé, Colombia

January 7, 2012: Plaza in Oaxaca, Mexico

January 7, 2011: Pelican at Padre Island National Park, Texas, USA

Monday, December 29, 2014

It's not over yet

Now being back home, you might think that I take it all easy and everything, the vacation after the vacation kind of thing. 

But - you are wrong! Not just because after the trip is before the trip...

...but also because there are thousends of pictures waiting to be sorted, galleries to be cleaned up and pictures to be up-loaded. 

One of the most visited galleries is the one with...

...the pictures of classic cars and bikes on the...

...Panamericana. And this is also the first of the Photo-Galleries that is completed with the...

...the rework. So by now, visiting Classic Cars of the Americas, you can...

...find many photos in high resolution of classic cars and bikes.

Some in wonderful colonial towns, others...

...restored and on display but even more...

...daily drivers.

O.k. some retired ones as well.

CLICK here and get directly to the photo gallery "Classic Cars of the Americas".