Books about Russia

As we’re preparing for our journey through Russia, I’m uploading my Kindle with classics, memoirs, non-fiction and other books about Russia.

The Jordan Trail Hike (part 1)

Driver: Why are you doing this? Hiker: Because I said I would do it Driver: To whom did you say this? Hiker: To myself Translated from: Te voet door Afrika, … Read more

Sightseeing in Vladivostok

Another pleasant surprise on our journey and we wished we had more time to stay and explore. For one day we made the best of sightseeing in Vladivostok.

Feeling Welcome in Vladivostok

Vladivostok: from a new, flashy and organized airport into maddening traffic, but most of all into the welcoming home of new friends.

Where are We – Jordan 1

We are on our way to Jordan to hike the 650-kilometer Jordan Trail, which runs from the far north of Umm Qais to the Red Sea near Aqaba in the south.

Books about Jordan

As we’re preparing for the Jordan Trail, I’m uploading my Kindle with novels, memoirs, non-fiction and other books about Jordan.

Thank You Japan!

What a journey it has been! 9 months, 11 islands, 12,000 kilometers from Kyushu in the south to Hokkaido in the north. We kept you updated through our ‘Where are … Read more

The Falaza Trail Run (Russia)

“I’m here to tell you that your husband will be the last to arrive, but he is alive,” Victor said, walking up to me. I laughed. “Yes, I already heard … Read more

Books on Overlanding

A list of popular books on overlanding by car or motorcycle: around the world, through the Americas, and in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Pressure Cooker 101

The basics of using a pressure cooker, specifically a Hawkins Futura. Do a trial run, check water quantities and time tables, and links to downloadable PDFs.

Where Are We 11 – From Typhoon to Okhinohama Beach (Japan)

August 15, 2017: Chased from Japan’s inland by a 4-day typhoon and rising rivers, we return to the coast and camp at Okhinohama Beach, one of Japan’s most beautiful beaches. But our visa is running out so we’re spending our last two weeks in Kyushu before returning to South Korea.

Where are We – Japan 10 (Summer in Shikoku)

July 25, 2017: Shikoku has been welcoming is with rain showers and warm temperatures, with empty beaches, good company of our friends Dan & Kyoko, and our first wilderness campsite in Japan!

Where Are We – Japan 9 (Land Cruiser Factory & Automobile Museum in Nagoya)

June 15, 2017: After a five-week stay with our families and friends in the Netherlands, our days in Japan have been on a rollercoaster. We visited the Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagoya (so awesome that Coen took 200 pictures) and thanks to the Land Cruiser community in Japan we could visit to the Land Cruiser’s factory of birth in Toyota.

Thank You South Korea!

When writing our last newsletter (you can sign up for it here) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea and started thanking people whom had helped us in … Read more

Moving from A to B in South Korea

Underground, above the ground, on foot, or varying from using 1 to 4 wheels or more. See the fascinating, nifty, and fun ways of traveling in South Korea.

Where Are We – South Korea 8 (Seoul)

August 14, 2016: We sought the Olympic spirit at Seoul’s Olympic Park but melted away in the heat, as we did anywhere else outside aircon spaces. From temples and tombs we moved to massive and fascinating museums.

5 Killer Camping Spots in Patagonia

In Patagonia, you don’t need a campground; here, rough camping is a way of life. The region is safe, and Argentineans and Chileans are campers themselves. They are not surprised … Read more

Why Drive the Pan American Highway?

What’s the lure of the Pan Americana? I asked a number of overlanders what made them drive (parts of) the Pan American Highway that links Alaska with Ushuaia.

Where Are We – South Korea 4 (Seoul)

June 10, 2016: After a month of visiting family and friends in the Netherlands we returned to Korea. Back to good companionship, food, and a beautiful country – it feels good being here again.

Where Are We? – South Korea 2 (Busan Port)

April 5, 2016: After 60 days sailing around the world, our home on wheels is back on terra firma. Better: we retrieved it from the port today! We are stoked to explore this new country.

Where Are We? – South Korea 1

March 25, 2016: We’re in South Korea! We are super excited to start a new phase of our journey. It couldn’t have started in a better way: by being invited by South Koreans.