How to Get a China Visa in Mongolia

Obtaining a China visa in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, is a topic that can keep travelers quite occupied. Contrary to Pakistan and especially Laos, where organizing our visas for China was … Read more

Organizing your Visa for Russia

Applying for your Russia visa may seem complicated but isn’t. Just follow these steps and you’ll get your visa for Russia without too much of a hassle.

Accommodation & Camping in Russia

If you find this post helpful, please consider supporting us on Patreon so we can continue sharing great content with you. Thanks and enjoy the ride! Our first impression of … Read more

Rough Camping along Lake Baikal (Where Are We – Russia 3)

It’s May 15 and Lake Baikal still has not entirely melted. The ice surface roars and groans, mesmerizing me. Among the most bewitching places we’ve been in Russia, we take our time to rough camp along Lake Baikal but almost lose the drone.

Windshield Views from the Far East (Russia)

Hop in the Land Cruiser, buckle up and enjoy the windshield views of Russia’s Far East as if you are behind the wheel or riding shotgun. Can you feel the energy of the trusty diesel coming to life at the turning of the key? Enjoy the ride – we have some 2,000 kilometers to go.

Books on Preparing your Overland Adventure

How to build your rig, how to equip it, tips about overlanding through the Americas, a recipe book for overlanders and other practical books on preparing your overland journey.

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.

Hiking the Jordan Trail (part 2)

Starting the new year in Ais, part 2 of hiking the Jordan Trail leads from Ais, via Dana and Petra to Wadi Rum and Aqaba, totalling the 650 kms adventure on foot.

The Jordan Trail Hike (part 1)

Part 1 of the Jordan Trail hike, which covers 650 kms of trails from north to south Jordan, with the first half starting in Umm Qays and meandering through agricultural countrysides and Ajlun to Iraq al Amir.

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.

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

Why we Love our Rooftop Tent (part 2)

“My tent doesn’t look like much but, as an estate agent might say, “It is air-conditioned and has exceptional location.” ~Fennel Hudson Originally published in 2013 / updated in October 2017 … Read more

The Falaza Trail Run (Russia)

A one-week visit to Vladivostok includes train ride to the countryside where Coen will run his first marathon trail run in the Falaza Mountains.

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.

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

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.

Visiting the Land Cruiser Factory & Automobile Museum (Where Are We – Japan 9)

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 (Yes, I want to receive it too!) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea and started thanking people whom had helped us in … Read more