Thursday, February 28, 2013

Say Cheese!

Are you taking pictures?

If so...

...go and check out...

...the Photo Gallery...

You might be...

...a Star... that Gallery. 

Click HERE and find whether you are in there!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Looking for a job?

I am sure there are frequent job openings...

...for painters in the...

...City of Guayquil, Ecuador. 

Good Luck!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ecuador is more than just Galapagos

That is why you can now check out new pictures of this interesting country, the first 80 pictures are on-line more to follow soon. CLICK HERE to get to the Ecuador Photo Gallery.


Free Camping...

...any question why I like Camping in Ecuador?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Talking about being high up

The picture in the last blog post was taken about 100 meters lower than the place a little off the road, actually that was unpaved as Garmin's Jill mentioned earlier on, where I free camped. Almost exactly 2'000 meters below the peak of Ecuador's highest mountain, the extinct Vulcano Chimborazo. And as I read, not only the highest point of Ecuador, the top of Chimbarozo with its 6'310 meters is also the point with the greatest distance to the center of the earth. Due to the earth's equatorial bulge that is. was just for about 30 seconds or so, early morninig when I could see some of the giant, usually it looked like... 

...that. By the way, did you notice, here in the middle of no-where, where it looks like you might imagine it looks on the moon, Jill, Garmin's Jill that is, is ready to navigate and she believes to be on a road, while the day before she was sure to be driving on an unpaved road. Mmmmh?

By now I have been descending to nearly sea-level again. Camping at the splendid Hosteria Islamar, where the Swiss-Ecuadorian couple have built a paradise. Don't miss it if you are road travelling on the Panamericana and spend a couple of days relaxing here. You can rent a bungalow, pitch a tent or vehicle camp here at several platforms high up on the rock across the island of Salango. There is WiFi and a restaurant as well.  

Friday, February 22, 2013

High up...

...on Ecuador's roads the blue truck is breathing kind of heavy and its power is very limited, so is mine. The lack of the usual quantity of oxygen lets all physical activities become hard work, not just for my truck.

I have more than just one friend who suffered from altitude sickness when travelling at those kind of levels. For my US American blog readers, 4'200 meters are about 13'800 feet. In Ecuador you can drive on paved roads (Garmin thinks different about that pavement) up to over 16'400 feet (over 5'000 meters). So please prepare accordingly and stay safe. When you do not feel comfortable at the altitude you are at, the best advise is to descend to lower altitudes and take time to adjust accordingly. Don't forget it is kind of normal that your blood pressure rises too as you climb to higher levels, you may need to think about that should your blood pressure be an issue back down/home already. 

CLICK HERE to read more about Altitude sickness, how to prevent an treat it. And enjoy being up there!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Faces, Faces, Faces

Want to see what faces are all looking at me while I am travelling on the Panamericana? 

Check out the newly up-dated Photo Gallery Faces


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wanna do it too?

One of the blue truck's travelling buddies is NOW FOR SALE!

And all that for a hard to beat price.

Check out all the details about the fully equipped Dino HERE

Book a flight and...

...start your trip in South America in the coming summer.

It really isn't all that small - the truck is just kind of big.

Friday, February 15, 2013

How to get pregnant?

Just park here!

Picturesque Galapagos

Stop looking at yourself!

There is a lot more to observe.

This is a free ride... coloerful...


The first pictures of the fantastic Galapagos Islands are on approach and some have landed on the blue truck's photo gallery. There are more to come soon.

Click here to enjoy a free ride to Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bye Bye Colombia


...bizarre desert landscapes...


...and many pictures of beautiful colonial cities.

You can find all that in the latest and freshly up-dated photo gallery of Colombia, from Medellín to Ipiales.

Click here for all those pictures.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Who exactly...

...are you?"

"Honestly - I think you look kind of strange man"

"I'm outta here!"

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Meeting

Almost like in the Corporate World: The fat guy's talking, the rest is sleeping.


Yes, my trip brings me through Central and South America, where the majority of the worlds drugs are beeing produced and transported through. So you might think "...he just had to try some of that sh*# himself..." And I must admit... 

...this view could very well be while on a totally different than a Panamerican Trip. Or as one of my co-workers said when I presented HQ's budget targets when I was running a company in the US "What are those guys smoking up-there? I want some of that stuff too!" 

But no, all this psychedelic pictures have nothing to do with what I smoke, drink or consume otherwise, and no I did not get into drugs either. It is simply the last view through a waterproof compact camera shortly before it decided not to be waterproof any longer. 

Come back soon to see on the coming Galapagos Photo Gallery what that camera saw a view minutes before it got high on saltwater and took this psychedelic shots instead of fishes, stingrays and  turtles.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Looking kind of puzzled?

Did you look a little bit like that?

Wondering why there is no news on the blue truck blog for... long?

Or you've been thinking about...

....where to look?

Here is the answer:

For the past week the blue truck got a break and rested in Quito, while we took a flight off the mainland to an amazing site: The Galapagos Islands. 

More pictures and stories about that experience will come up here soon. Stay tuned!

Check out my german blog for a few more first pictures.