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
Nothing in our 15 years of overlanding prepared us for Mongolia, let alone the Gobi Desert. The vastness, the emptiness, the distances and the never-ending unpaved roads all have us … Read more
Our conversation stopped and we listened to our surroundings. “Yes. I hear the chanting, let’s go take a look,” we both said. We packed the camping chairs away, put the … Read more
Japan kicked us out two months earlier than we had hoped for and anticipated. Customs and immigration (in any country) have nothing to do with each other, which meant that while … Read more
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.