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