Where Are We – Catch up on our Overland Journey
Get glimpses of our overland journey at any particular moment: when visiting a festival in Mongolia, rough camping along Lake Baikal still covered with ice, starting a thru-hike in Jordan, or being part of Japan’s active Land Cruising 40-series community, to name some of them.
Throughout our overland journey we share short updates with you. Stay tuned!
What do you do as full-time overlanders (travelers) when Covid-19 spreads across the world? Despite everything we saw happening in China last winter, how many of us realized this might … Read more
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” ~Allen Saunders One day we were hiking in the Negev Desert, in Israel, and 48 hours later we … Read more
Hike from green northern Israel through hills and national parks to the coast south to the Negev Desert: The Israel National Trail.
Overlanding in Uzbekistan brings specific challenges: finding diesel, understanding SIM Card logics, and registering on the app.
Aralsk in Kazakhstan: once a flourishing fishing town, reduced to a non-descript place when the Aral Sea shrunk. Rain made us stay for a day.
To buy new AGM or Gel batteries we drove to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where we also found a place to weld a new battery box on the chassis.
Among the world’s legendary overland route is the Pamir Highway, our intro into Tajikistan’s remote landscapes such as the Wakhan Corridor.
After weeks of hard work to get the Land Cruiser in shape we are more than ready to explore Kyrgyzstan, and after a 12-day trip we want more!
A new campsite for overlanders on the crossroad of the overlanders’ route in East Russia, Ulan Ude: The Taiga Pitch Offroading Camp.
Two months in a city, it’s unusual for us. We have things to do in Bishkek! The Land Cruiser needs an overhaul and we’ll meet overlanders.
After 5 months without our Land Cruiser, it was good to see our home on wheels back in Kyrgyzstan. Yet to travel with her takes more time…
Hiking in Turkey is growing in popularity. The 850-km-long Carian Trail thru-hike is little known but so worth it. Let us tell you why.
What do you do when in Bishkek and not having time for sightseeing? It’s a hub for getting projects done and preparing for a new phase.
Our stay in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is a great example why we enjoy Couchsurfing in Russia so much. A warm home, and wonderful hosts.
Overlanding with kids? Is that possible? Isn’t it dangerous? Iris and Ronald show us what a joy it can be to go overlanding with kids.
“Broken-down sections first attract tourists off the beaten track, then the inevitable hawkers, then the renovators and safety consultants who often strip away much of the historical charm along with … Read more
Mongolia’s most important celebration, the Nadaam Festival is a summer event held throughout the summer and in every corner of Mongolia.
A two-week road trip in the Gobi Desert: vast and empty but with fascinating landscapes and hidden ‘treats’, a monastery and rock carvings.
During a weekend-long festival monks chant for enlightenment in the Amarbayasgalant Monastery, one of Mongolia’s top three monasteries.
Lake Baikal in May, still partly frozen. But that doesn’t deter us from rough camping on this beautiful spot: in the forest along Lake Baikal.
After one week in Vladivostok, everything fell into place to start a new phase of our journey with an off-road adventure in Russia.
Romance Factory in South Korea saved our day, our trip, and potentially lots of other vehicles – they fixed the car’s failing brakes.
We are about 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.
Japan kicked us out two months earlier than we had hoped for and anticipated. We use our remaining time in Japan enjoying its beach life.
Chased from Japan’s inland by a 4-day typhoon, we return to the coast and camp at Okhinohama Beach, one of Japan’s most beautiful beaches.
Summer on Shikoku? It has thus far been a good choice. Empty beaches and a wilderness camp in the forest along crystalline rivers.
The Land Cruiser returned the factory where it was built in 1984: Toyota Auto Body, in Toyota City. Next, the Toyota Automobile Museum.
Peter Ivy is an American glassblower in Japan, running his own studio in Toyama. We were his guests and saw him work his art.
Snow festivals are a good reason to visit Hokkaido, Japan in winter. However, we were charmed by so much wildlife – here is a photo essay.
As we weave our way through urbanized Honshu, we stop in Hiroshima, make new friends and kill the clutch in the middle of the highway.
Time to get out of the car and do some walking. Hiking on Yakushima Island, in south Japan and a UNESCO Biopshere Reserve.
The Land Cruiser returned to its country of birth, Japan, where on Kyushu Island we are spoiled by Friendee Auto Workshop.
November 29, 2016. We make new friends, admire hellish-looking ponds, and have our first car accident in 13 years on the road.
In Kyushu we joined the 19th Land Cruiser’s Festa near Mount Aso. Among so many BJ40s and BJ45s, our Land Cruiser was right at home.
700+kms of hiking the Baekdu-daegan in South Korea, may be the most challenging yet inspiring way to travel here.
How a quick visa run to Tsushima Island, Japan, turns into a 24-hour, challenging trip due to bad weather, until you meet that angel.
One week of sightseeing Seoul: the Olympic Park, the Bongeunsa Temple, Royal Tombs, Korea’s National Museum and the Korean War Memorial.
4 days of hiking in Jirisan National Park were followed by an additional 7 further north. It ws the start of the Baegdu Daegan Trail.
July 11, 2016: A 3-day hike in Seoraksan National Park had us blown away. The views, the trails, the sites along the way, the meetings with Koreans all contributed to a new passion: hiking.
Visiting the Demilitarized Zone, in shorti DMZ, in the east of South Korea: the Eilji Observatory and the 4th tunnel, both near Yanggu.
Starting our Landcruising Adventure on a new continent, South Korea has the honor of being our first step in the Far East.
Where are we – South Korea 3: Landcruising through the southern part of South Korea: cherry blossom, temples, food, hiking, camping, people.
After 60 days sailing around the world, our home on wheels is back on terra firma. Better: we retrieved it from the port today!
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.