On the Road, Off the Road – Enjoy the Life of Overlanding
Road trips, hiking adventures,
rough camping, coming across festivals and events, visiting cultural and historic sites, fixing your overland vehicle, meeting people and making friends throughout the world.
A life of overlanding is enriching in so many ways. Take a look.
Our #1 destination in Venezuela: the Gran Sabana. Lots of space, tranquility, off-road and rough camp opportunities.
The Andes Mountains: stunning, friendly, clean, and pleasant temperatures. What’s there not to like?
Staying with indigenous people, welcomed in a workshop, invited to visit hatos and being part of one of the country’s biggest festivals. Yes, we like Venezuela.
Crossing Los Llanos in Colombia in a spectacular 6-day road trip.
Away from the Pan Americana, driving in Colombia is spectacular through remote regions. Here are our 5 favorite road trips in Colombia.
When we were in Medellín we originally had the idea to directly return to Bogotá. Until we studied the map. “Why not take this loop via Ciudad de Bolívar to Quibdó …
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Enjoy an impression of Pakistan through road signs, bill boards and other texts found along the way.
The treasure of La Selva Eco Lodge in Ecuador is that you can only reach it by boat, plus watching animal life around the lodge is done by boat as well.
Signboards in Iran are intriguing: the influence of Khomeini is visible, what do all those birds mean, and what about western penetration?
Cali is a city in Colombia known for its salsa and night life. We didn’t see any of this but enjoyed our stay for many other reasons.
The 120-km-long Vía Auca goes deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon. We indadvertedly leave the main road and meet the Huoarani indigenous people.
We crossed the little-used border crossing of San Miguel between Ecuador and Colombia, and drove across Putumayo to Mocoa.
We swap our landcruising adventure for a Galápagos cruise and to see whether seacruising would for us.
We off-road to the wilderness and rough camp at the protected páramo of the Zuleta community in the Andes Mountains at 4,000 meters.
Road Travel in Peru continues with photos on and along the road from Arequipa to Lima via Paracas, plus the Cordillera Blanca and Cajamarca region.
Photos and impressions of Landcruising Adventure from the Bolivian border to the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Arequipa.
Driving from south to north we traverse a couple of national parks in Ecuador. Hiking around volcanoes and crater lakes, and the visit of a deer and fox.
Saraguro is the centre of an indigenous community in Ecuador. Check out its annual Three Kings Celebration on January 6.
Our first impressions of Ecuador give reason for despair as well as hope. Who to blame for all the deforestation and can the damage be undone?
Fire works, driving around with effigies and burning them at night, having your body cleansed with herbs and an egg – all is part of New Year’s Eve in Ecuador.
Impressive ruins, mountains without tops, and a beach with sunny weather; a nice mixture in north Peru.
Part 2 on our Travels in Peru: chores & friends in Lima, exploring fantastic mountainous regions and sightseeing in Chavin.
South Peru brings a couple of scary moments: how serious is that tumor, and will the rock tumbling down that vertical wall hit our Land Cruiser?
How we’re getting back in shape? From the Hash in Suriname to trail running in Peru to a running event in Arica, Chile. What’s next?
The story behind the creation of a photo book featuring Bangladesh, a country of rickshaws, rice & jute, historical wealth, and beautiful people.
There are millions of pictures of Machu Picchu. What elements did Coen capture on camera?
Landcruising Adventure in Peru starts at Lake Titicaca, characterized by bucolic scenes, beautiful colonial churches and a Temple of Fertility.
It is time for a new overland road trip, leaving Bolivia, via Copacabana at Lake Titicaca, and crossing the border to our next country: Peru.
You think you need a 4WD to drive the Americas? Julie & J.B. show that you don’t. They drove in beautifully modified Citroën 2CV Fourgonette!
Overlanding in Asia in a unique set of vehicles. Check them out.
We decided to check out the Most Dangerous Road in the World, the Death Road. Is it really that dangerous? Where was everybody?
An ambitions project of a railroad through Bolivia fell to pieces. All there is left is the train cemetery outside Uyuni, for all to see.
Time for a smile: a random selection of animals we’ve come across in South America.
To talk to birds, visit the beautiful animal sanctuary with a bird dome for a 120 birds caught in smuggling like macaws, parrots, toucans.
After 4 extensive visits, totaling some 600 days we are leaving Brazil…
Lobster on the menu: enough reason to stay another day, isn’t it?
Sometimes we’re not in harmony with ourselves, each other, or our surroundings. And then, suddenly, everything changes…
From a blown-up battery in a horrible tourist town to a magical night in the dunes.
Windshield Views from Asia give a peek of landscapes, off-roads, animals, details, and a lot of other things during our overland journey to Vietnam.
We drive to the end of the world, meet Bertoldo and get landcruisingadventure.com in the air. How does that work?
Stopped by the traffic police during a roadblock in Bélem. Are we speaking the same language as the police officer?
How did the Ford Motor Company end up in the Amazon with 1 million hectares of land?
A place where you can see manatees from up close is Balbina’s Manatee Research Center in north Brazil. We are lucky and get a private tour.
The Rupununi Savanna of Guyana is home to many birds. Coen tries to capture them.
A private tour through a gold mine!
There are blockades in Guyana and we have to calculate how much diesel we have, and how much more we need Or can we get to Mahdia after all?
A highlight in Suriname: A boat trip to remnants of Suriname’s colonial plantation history in and around the Warappa Kreek.
The 18-hour SOL Adventure Rally and the 4-day Savanna Rally focus on the savanna of Suriname. We joined the dozens of teams and conquered our own challenges.
The Hash House Harriers is a running club that exists worldwide. We are introduced to hashing in Suriname, and learn there’s much more to it than running.
Being invited for a local sampula party not only is an honor; it’s fun.
One of the most impressive sights in South America has been watching sea turtles in French Guiana: leatherbacks, green turtles and olive turtles.
Guide de Guyane, by Philippe Boré, brought us to unexpected places. We loved hiking in French Guiana, with trails full of wildlife as well as historic sites.
Europe in South America: French Guiana. It has the euro and lots of good wine and cheese. It’s also on a major drug trafficking route – how safe is it?
Part 2 of Off-Road in Sertão, Brazil: fixing the spare tank, driving rally terrain, hitting the start of the rainy season.
From the coast to Fazenda Lajedo de Pai Mateus: Sertão, caatinga, farms, cacti and palma, and friendly, helpful people.
Driving through the Amazon during rain has its challenges: tarantula’s, midgets, mosquitoes and dengue.
One of the big events in São Paulo is the Adventure Sports Fair. We not just checked it out, but joined with a display of the Land Cruiser and our journey.
Would you hurl sheep around for fun? During a religious festival in Bolivia we saw it’s a regional tradition, part of a celebration to honor San Santiago.
After the Land Cruiser’s overhaul we take it to Copacabana, Bolivia. There, right along Lake Titicaca our overland vehicle gets is blessing.
Cruising the Altiplano of North Chile, which is characterized by llamas, vicuñas, ceremonial villages and colorful landscapes.
Are we in northeast Bolivia? Some things look very Asian, even the tropical forests around the World’s Most Dangerous Road.
Overlanding through one of South America’s most stunning regions with Laguna Colorada, Salar de Uyuni, Fumaroles and Volcanoes.
The fun was the combination of the two: finding them and studying them: Franciscan churches in and around Asunción.
Our introduction to Bolivia: washboard, dust and altitude problems.
An introduction to Paraguay’s sights.
In part 2 of Impressions of Uruguay we travel to Montevideo and explore the countryside up to the coast of Punto Diablo.
Tranquility is what summons up our impressions of Uruguay. Lovely would work as well
Carnival in Argentina, can it compete with Brazil? Maybe not, but it does come close.