Find your own Fockink Gin

September 20, 2010

This post could also be titled “International Treasure Hunt” – but that wasn’t nearly as catchy. Back in October of ’09 we were trekking through Spain when we took a rest day to explore Pamplona. While wandering around the old part of town we came across a small, unattended antique shop where, buried on a […]

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Flying the Friendly Skies

September 14, 2010

We didn’t set any kind of rule about not traveling by plane, but we did try to avoid them whenever possible. Busses, trains, motorcycles and ferries were our preferred method of travel; we even looked into traveling by cargo ship for some of the longer hauls (as it turns out, it would probably be a […]

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America the Beautiful

August 6, 2010

Yesterday was our 365th day on the road. We arrived back on American soil 22 days ago and despite having all the internet we could want and the ability to easily place domestic calls, we have been almost completely incommunicado. Part of the reason may be trying to deny the fact that we’ve left the […]

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Please, walk your horse…

July 2, 2010

Here’s a series of signs we came across during our time trekking through the Annapurnas. After the first few days of walking the road stops and you start reaching villages where the only way to get anything in or out is on foot or by horse. Mule trains are common, as are some small horses […]

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“We’ve Had an ACCIDENT!”

June 14, 2010

Considering all the countries we’ve traveled to where “safe driving” means constantly honking your horn while driving like a madman (I’m looking at you here Vietnam) it’s amazing that we’ve gone as long as we have without any sort of traffic incident.

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South Island and a Pair of 650 Singles: Part 2

June 13, 2010

*Part one of the story is here Day 5: Brighton to Colac Bay We started day 5 at our ocean-side camping spot in Brighton, a small beach town on the Southeastern coast of New Zealand. We knew we weren’t riding far today, so we spent the better part of the morning leisurely making a few […]

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Florescent Lights and Dead Animals: The Russian Zoological Museum

June 13, 2010

This is one of the creepiest places we’ve ever visited. It’s the Zoological Museum in St. Petersburg and it’s weird. Really weird.

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Porsche Museum

June 10, 2010

We had two big takeaways from our time in Stuttgart. One was learning the German expression “der Gluckspilz” which translates to “lucky mushroom.” As in, “You’ve arrived here in Stuttgart on the first nice day we’ve had all summer. That’s quite the lucky mushroom.” But the second big takeaway from Stuttgart was our visit to […]

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Thorong La Pass, Nepal: 17,769 feet

May 19, 2010

This is Anjel and I standing at the top of the Thorong La pass in Nepal. We tried to take several photos of ourselves at the literal high-point of this trek and frankly, they all came out a bit off. Clearly your brain isn’t firing on all cylinders at that altitude. For example, it didn’t […]

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South Island and a Pair of 650 Singles: Part 1

April 4, 2010

New Zealand is home to some of the most famous treks in the world. The Milford Track, the Abel Tasman Track and the Routeburn Track all rank among the most beautiful walks in the world. On top of that, New Zealand was the site for dozens of remote location shots for Peter Jackson’s Lord of […]

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