Exodus…Inshallah (Part One)

Sailing on the Nile on a FeluccaAfter our fabulous Nile river cruise we spent a day in Luxor at the same overlanders hotel that we had stopped by when we were driving through. They were excited to see us again, but a bit puzzled as to why we weren’t with our vehicles. As before, they cooked a lavish dinner for us, and we gorged ourselves to the point of food coma, after which we retired to our rooms to prepare for the next day’s train ride back to Aswan.…

Back in action! …almost. Part 2

We made multiple phone calls to Marcelo, and he gave us tips on what to check. We tried multiple angles, all with no luck–the battery didn’t seem to be charging, and thus the car had no juice to run off of. I was testing both batteries with a voltimeter when I heard a loud bang right in front of me, and a small fireball shot up in the passenger side of Lefty, where BKK was sitting.…

Back in action! …almost. Part 1

We had been in Munich for nearly a week and were taking full advantage of all the beer and pretzels the city had to offer. Work was accomplished (thanks in part to our amazing host Dennis and his equally amazing internet connection,) sightseeing was done, and we were able to meet with our friends from InterNations three times during our stay.…

Evacuations, Arrests, and Hospitals–Oh My! Part 2

So, I was driving Ann to a hospital in Munich as quickly as possible (without speeding!) so that she could get her ankle looked at in a somewhat timely manner, and receive some much-needed pain medication. Then I got pulled over by the Zweisel Police.

An officer stood on each side of the car and asked to see our papers.…

Where are the tiny spider passports???

Long story short, teammate Ann’s mom and I went to pick up Joe and Emily from the train station so that we could head off immediately to grab the Shoebarus from the dock. After a bit of driving around we found the place where we needed to fill out the paperwork in order to pick up said vehicles.…